HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS
  • Assertive, organized and energetic self-starter
  • Quick learner who is comfortable leading and collaborating
  • Highly competitive; thrive under pressure and in challenging situations
  • Poised, personable, professional; successful at winning cooperation and support
  • Enthusiastic, committed, resourceful; can be counted on to get the job done

WTOL/FOX Toledo
Breaking News Anchor/Morning Anchor/Investigative Reporter | Toledo, Ohio
May 2012 – Present
  • Produce, anchor and ad-lib breaking news for 2 ½ hour live daily newscast on WTOL
  • Field anchor/report live, on-location breaking news on WTOL and FOX TOLEDO DAYBREAK
  • Co-anchor 2-hour live daily newscast on FOX TOLEDO DAYBREAK
  • Interview in-studio and satellite guests on FOX TOLEDO DAYBREAK
  • Research, conduct interviews, write (ENPS) and co-edit (Edius) investigative reports regularly
  • Network and build relationship with sources to generate leads and exclusives
  • Write web copy for investigative reports
  • Promote morning show and engage audience via social media

KIMT NEWS 3
Weekday Morning News Producer/Anchor/Reporter | Mason City, Iowa
May 2009 – May 2012
  • Produced and anchored two-hour live daily broadcast and cut-ins
  • Managed beat calls, stacked rundowns and wrote scripts (ENPS)
  • Field anchored/reported live, on-location breaking news
  • Filled in as noon and evening news anchor
  • Conducted interviews; shot, wrote and edited special reports during sweeps
  • Posted and updated stories to station web site using Inergize/Syndicaster

WEAU-TV 13
Associate Producer Intern | Eau Claire, Wisconsin
December 2008 - February 2009
  • Assisted in the production of Noon and Five news broadcasts
  • Led interviews, researched and wrote all elements of news packages using iNews system
  • Blocked rundowns, cut video and line produced

UTVS NEWS
News Director/Reporter/Anchor/Producer | St. Cloud, Minnesota
August 2005 - June 2010
  • Produced, reported and anchored weekly 30-minute live newscast
  • Edited footage using both non-linear and linear (Avid) systems
  • Served as floor director, camera/audio operators and technical director

COUNTRY MUSIC TELEVISION
CMT Insider Intern | Nashville, TN
Fall 2007
  • Collaborated with producers to conduct interviews and write news stories for 30-minute program

SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS
PR/Communications Intern | Indianapolis, Indiana
Summer 2007
  • Wrote promotional messages, major press releases and articles for SPJ Quill Magazine
  • Handled media inquiries, organized interviews and helped board members prepare for media opportunities

EDUCATION
St. Cloud State University; St. Cloud, Minnesota

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts & Humanities degree; Magna Cum Laude, 2009
  • Major: Mass Communications, Broadcast Journalism
  • Minor: Community Psychology

HONORS AND AWARDS
  • 2012-2013 Lower Great Lakes Chapter of the National Television Academy, Best Morning Newscast, Anchor
  • 2010-2011 Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Television Academy, Best Morning Newscast, Producer/Anchor
  • 2009-2010 Iowa Broadcast News Association “Excellence in Anchoring” Award
  • 2009-2010 SPJ Page One Awards, Best Newscast, Producer/Anchor
  • 2007-2008 Academy of TV Arts & Sciences College Emmy Winner, Anchor