WEEKEND ANCHOR/REPORTER, GRAY TV, INC., WITN-TV; GREENVILLE, NC - JUNE 2014 – PRESENT Anchor four full-length newscasts each weekend for the number one station in the market. Manage weekend content online with both the station’s website and social media pages. Manage reporter’s weekend assignments and assist with newsgathering in addition to editing content for air and assist producer as needed. Report top stories and breaking news live daily. Make public appearances on behalf of the station. Connect with viewers in the field to develop solid contacts. Flexible fill-in anchor as needed. Operate cameras, edit, and send video back to studio via FTP and TVU while meeting deadline. Strong ability to enterprise. Primarily used Xpri, Edius, and ENPS.
ANCHOR/REPORTER/PRODUCER, COMMONWEALTH BROADCASTING, WXVT-TV; GREENVILLE, MS - JULY 2012 – SEPTEMBER 2013 Wrote, produced, researched, filmed, edited, and presented news content live. Combined video, graphics, and audio to effectively tell a story. Developed original stories. Updated social media and website. Notable reports include series on rural doctor shortage and same-sex marriage. Primarily edited with Adobe Premiere Pro and used JVC camera.
MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST, CITY OF DETROIT - MEDIA SERVICES; DETROIT, MI - JAN 2011 – JUNE 2011 Developed stories for an initiative called The Detroit Works Project, which included coverage of transportation, community sustainability, land development, and other issues. Produced social media content for Twitter, Facebook, Linked In and other social networks.
CONTRIBUTING BLOGGER, IAYD MEDIA; DETROIT, MI - MARCH 2010 - JAN 2011 Researched and wrote articles for Iamyoungdetroit.com. Focused on rebuilding the city through developing technology, entrepreneurship, and entertainment-based content. Continuously updated articles online.
INTERN, WNCN-TV (NBC 17); Raleigh, NC — MAY - JULY 2007 Developed locally relevant topics to be broadcast on At Issue, a weekly public affairs program. Scheduled guest appearances for the program, shadowed reporters, and drafted correspondence. Wrote, produced, and hosted a segment on rabies, which aired online. Some other topics of At Issue included year-round schooling and coverage of former Durham County District Attorney, Mike Nifong.
INTERN, WXYZ-TV (ABC 7); DETROIT, MI — MAY - AUG 2006 Researched stories for a team of investigative journalists, logged recorded interviews, worked assignment desk, wrote scripts from information listed on iNews.
• Wayne State University, Master’s, Communications 2014 • Hampton University, Bachelor of Arts, Broadcast Journalism 2008
• Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office, iNews, ENPS, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro (versions 6-10), Edius, Xpri, Audiobooth, Quark, Audacity, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
• Familiar with PC and Mac operating systems • Strong planning and organization skills. Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Former President, Kappa Tau Alpha (Journalism Honor Society), Hampton University, 2007-2008 • Vision Award recipient, City of Detroit, 2004