A vibrant and highly successful broadcast media, marketing and communications professional with progressive experience in a variety of markets. Recognized by leaders and peers for creative storytelling and unique promotional ideas. Highly reliable and personable with an excellent track record of exceeding daily deadlines. Created public relations procedures in media and sports entertainment industries. Excellent communication skills that contributed to building great working relationships with people in various communities in order to help improve company image while contributing to an organizations success.
INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER • NBCUniversal/Oxygen Network, St. Louis, MO
11/2017-Present (Limited Series)
Investigates leads in “Cold Case Series” for network
Conducts interviews and gathers information for series
Acts as representative for network promotional events for series
ANCHOR/REPORTER • FOX 2 KTVI / KPLR, 11 St. Louis, MO
Anchored and helped produce two 1-hour weekday newscasts. Generated and pitched story ideas, performed live and taped reports for day-side and night-side newscasts, extensive live shots, responsible for developing contacts, shot, wrote and edited creative stories for newscast also posted stories on website. Participated in community events, trained other MMJ’s and acted as a company representative.
FREELANCE HOST/REPORTER/PRODUCER •UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA, Orlando, FL
Performed hosting duties, generated story ideas and maintained contacts. Responsible for writing, shooting and editing stories for UCF magazine show “ONE”.
TRAFFIC REPORTER • News 13, Orlando, FL
Produced up to the minute traffic reports live every 10 minutes. Generated story ideas, performed live and taped reports, extensive live shots, generated contacts, shot, wrote and edited stories for newscast also posted stories on website. Responsible for creating manual of processes and procedures to maximize quality of broadcast reports.
GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORTER • WSYX ABC6/WTTE FOX28, Columbus, OH
Generated story ideas, performed live and taped reports, extensive live shots, generated contacts, wrote and edited stories for newscast also posted stories on website. Participated in community events and acted as a company representative.
REPORTER-FILL-IN ANCHOR • NewsWest 9, Midland, TX
Generated story ideas, conducted live and taped reports, performed live shots, generated contacts, edited using AVID software and wrote stories for newscast and website. Participated in community events and acted as a company representative.
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT • Fox Sports Net Arizona, Phoenix, AZ
Assisted Vice President in preparation of confidential reports, proposals and research projects. Performed liaison function between departments, national regions, and vendors; planned schedules and budgeted company events, as well as represented Fox Sports Net at various charitable affairs. Acted as corporate suite administrator and hosted local arena suites for Fox Sports’ corporate sponsor event nights. Performed affiliate media buying functions; facilitated placement of strategic on-air promos and assisted sales/affiliate marketing management with VIP event planning and execution. Performed event planner functions coordinated event ticket allotment, premium item orders/distribution, travel arrangements, and maintained GM program calendar and ticket logs. Responsible for supervising interns and Fox Sports Net event volunteers. Administrative and office manager responsibilities included records maintenance, invoicing and check requisitions, expense report submissions and office supply maintenance.
MARKETING Coordinator • Harlem Globetrotters, Phoenix, AZ
Performed media buying functions facilitated national radio, print/television advertising placement trades and electronic direct mail via master database e-mail and fax blast distribution. As event planner, assisted Marketing Directors and Advanced Ambassadors in planning, budgeting and national consumer marketing of summer camps, including production/distribution of flyers, registration forms, ticket vouchers, invoices and settlement packets; as well as sales, budgetary, activities and participant database maintenance. Performed national community, public relations functions and coordinated box office fulfillment of charitable ticket requests. Responsible for nurturing continued relationships with summer camp venue management staff.
EDUCATION:BA,Arizona State University • Tempe, Arizona
BIS, Arizona State University • Tempe, Arizona
EMPHASIS ON AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES/INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS
SOFTWARE: AVID•AP•INews•Opus• DVCPro•Final Cut Pro • WordPress•PowerPoint•MS Office•Outlook