Resume

EXPERIENCE

12News KPNX-TV
Phoenix, Ariz.
Assignment Editor
Nov. 2014 to Present
• Coordinate interviews and logistics for field crews.
• Facilitate the news gathering process and ensure comprehensive coverage of all news stories across all of platforms, including, but not limited to broadcast, digital and web.
• Participate in editorial meetings; develop interesting story ideas using strong editorial judgment.
• Develop enterprise story ideas consistent with the news brand.
• Cultivate contacts important to news coverage, including law enforcement.
• Monitor police and emergency scanners and electronic/printed sources for news and disseminate the information to appropriate newsroom personnel.
• Cooperate with and support news and online platforms as assigned.

The Arizona Republic
Phoenix, Ariz.
Reporter
Mar. 2010 to Nov. 2014
Covered breaking news for The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com.
• Utilized various mediums including online videos and social media to report news of the day.
• Occasionally served as breaking news editor, monitoring staff of reporters and interns and ensuring seamless and timely communication between television station KPNX-TV, newspaper and online departments.
• Utilized social media to monitor and disseminate news, interact with, and take questions from readers and promote The Republic and azcentral.com.

East Valley Tribune
Mesa, Ariz.
Retail Reporter/Development Reporter
Oct. 2006 to Mar. 2010
Covered business news in burgeoning fringes of Phoenix metro region.
• Covered retail sector in market where companies regularly made national news, focusing on consumer trends, new products and new stores like Barneys New York, Bloomingdale’s and Fresh & Easy.
• Wrote weekly column on new and unusual stores, consumer products and trends.
• Contributor to newspaper’s business blog InBusiness. Regular postings helped in boosting InBusiness to the newspapers No. 3 most-read blog.

The Desert Sun (Circulation: 46,000)
Palm Springs, Calif.
Mobile Journalist
May 2006 to Oct. 2006
Roving reporter for The Desert Sun in Palm Springs and smaller, semi-weekly The Indio Sun.
• Covered community, municipal and education enterprise and spot news, often filing stories and photos remotely via laptop computer.
• Responsible for producing video and audio content for The Desert Sun’s Web site.

OTHER EXPERIENCE/MISC.

• Wrote for The Seattle Times and Seattle Weekly among others, Seattle, Wash., 2003 to 2004
• Volunteer, HIAM Health maternal and infant health clinic, Dili East Timor
• Editor, Arizona State University’s student newspaper, The State Press (1999)

SOFTWARE

Nexis, QuarkXPress, Adobe Premiere and Microsoft Word.

EDUCATION

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications
Arizona State University
B.A. Journalism, May 2000