Resume EXPERIENCE WHTM-ABC 27 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania August 2020-Present Reporter/fill-in anchor Unique-to-the-market storyteller producing compelling/memorable TV and exclusive web content Real-life experience inside the kinds of government, nonprofit and business organizations we cover gives viewers unmatched perspective Proficient in newsroom systems including ENPS and Adobe Premiere WBUR-FM/National Public Radio January 2019-Present Transportation analyst and reporter for the program Here & Now, distributed to 450 stations and reaching an estimated 5 million weekly listeners Work with producers and hosts to script and deliver a weekly segment about transportation news of interest, plus additional segments for transportation-related breaking news “Airlines Confidential” Podcast October 2019-January 2021 Produced and co-hosted (with former Spirit Airlines CEO Ben Baldanza) weekly podcast Quickly became top search result on podcast platforms for an “airlines” podcast Format was “Car Talk” meets “Mike & Mike”—a former “player” (Ben) and a journalist/expert (I) entertain and inform listeners about a subject, with a focus on the “why” Airline Weekly Washington, D.C. (formerly Fort Lauderdale, Florida). 2005-2019 Airline Weekly editor (September 2018-March 2019): Provided editorial continuity for the newsletter’s new owner, Skift, following the successful September 2018 sale of Airline Weekly to Skift Featured regularly as an expert on national and global media outlets Managing partner of Airline Weekly Corp. and Airline Weekly editor (2005-2018): Built the newsletter into the airline industry’s journal of record and primary source of airline news analysis WPLG-Channel 10 (Miami) “Airline Expert” (2012-2013): On-air transportation specialist at No. 1 station in No. 16 DMA; produced and fronted segments about breaking news and consumer tips Taught (under the auspices of the IATA Training and Development Institute) airline economics classes on several continents, including in challenging environments such as Egypt and Libya; produced and delivered educational seminars regarding the airline industry to Fortune 500 companies Book author: Glory Lost and Found: How Delta Climbed from Despair to Dominance in the Post-9/11 Era (published 2016) Miami-Dade County Government Miami, Florida 2001-2005 Miami-Dade Elections Department (2003-2005): Agency spokesperson working with members of the global, national and local media (in English and Spanish) Member of the turnaround team that successfully administered the 2004 presidential election after the controversial 2000 election Liaised with state-level elected officials and represented department at statewide events in Tallahassee Assistant to the County Manager (2003): Executive-level position assisting in the oversight of a 30,000-employee public-sector organization Communications Department TV producer (2001-2003): Produced and hosted a TV special that was an integral part of a campaign that resulted in voters approving a tax increase to fund an expansion of the county’s public transportation (i.e., rail and bus) system after they had rejected similar measures five times during the previous decade Created and launched “Miami-Dade Now” newscast Won several awards, including two Telly awards, for producing government TV that didn’t look like government TV The Village Miami, Florida 2001 Grant writer for a non-profit organization (primarily a substance abuse treatment center) Worked with budget analysts and program administrators to develop proposals to secure government and private funding for the institution WTWN-Channel 19 Pompano Beach, Florida 1999-2000 Produced, reported, wrote and edited news stories for local evening newscast airing on cable system owned by MediaOne and then AT&T Fill-in evening news anchor KGNS-NBC 8 Laredo, Texas 1997-1999 Executive producer Progressed from reporter to morning anchor after one week at the station, and subsequently to executive producer Reported for English- and occasionally Spanish-language newscasts at what was the only U.S. affiliate of a major network with newscasts in both languages EDUCATION Master of Public Administration, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, 2002-2003 (subsequently retained by Florida International University in 2003 as an adjunct professor) Bachelor of Arts (journalism major), George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1993-1997; included one year of study in Spain (Universidad de Sevilla, Fall 1996; Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, Madrid, Spring 1997); honors included a journalism scholarship from the Scripps Howard Foundation Bilingual English/Spanish
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