Resume

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Experience

Texas Motor Speedway

Broadcast Media Relations Manager – February 2018-Present

-Promote the speedway and its events by offering our media unique storylines such as NASCAR’s first black female pit crew member, a driver preparing for his 1,000th career start, and the newfound friendship between an INDYCAR driver and former Cowboys standout with the same name

-Provide the speedway greater exposure by shooting and editing video assets to provide to our broadcast media

-Assist with the speedway’s award-winning program, Speeding to Read, which encourages elementary school students to read more while also gaining an appreciation for motorsports

KDAF-TV, CW33-Dallas, TX

Multimedia Journalist – February 2016-February 2018

-Told the day’s news and sports in a more creative, viewer-friendly way by shooting, writing, and editing differently than the market standard for CW33’s hour long program, NewsFix

-Created trusted relationships with story subjects, allowing for exclusives and in-depth follow ups like a young cancer patient’s lasting effect on the TCU baseball team and the constantly evolving story of Texas’ first Down Syndrome business owner

-Helped abandoned dogs find homes in the award-winning weekly Ruff Life series and continued the Emmy-winning legacy of the weekly Simon Says series by using outside-the-box editing styles to further its message

WJHL-TV-Johnson City, TN

Weekend Sports Anchor/Sports Reporter – February 2014-February 2016

-Named 2016 Tennessee Associated Press Best Sportscaster while producing content five days a week, solo anchoring, producing, and editing the half hour sports show Saturday Sports Connection, and reporting live with stars of their sport for NASCAR and NHRA events at Bristol Motor Speedway and Bristol Dragway

WRDW-TV-Augusta, GA

Weekend Sports Anchor/Sports Reporter –  June 2010-August 2013

-Helped WRDW Weekends retake multiple number one ratings spots, broke a national story thanks to a new commitment to developing social media contacts, and went live from Augusta National more than 30 times for  coverage of The Masters Tournament

Skills

Proficiency in industry software and equipment

-Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Edius, Avid, FTP, and Audacity

-iNews and ENPS newsroom computer system

-Sony professional cameras (SXS, XD and P2)

Honors and Awards

2016 Tennessee Associated Press 1st Place – Best Sportscaster

2015 Tennessee Associated Press 2nd Place and Honorable Mention – Best Sports Story

2013 Georgia Association of Broadcasters Merit Award – Best Sports Reporter

2011, 2012, 2013 Georgia Associated Press 1st Place – Best Sports Program (Operation Football Live)

2011 and 2012 Georgia Association of Broadcasters Gabby Award – Best non-News TV Program (Operation Football Live)

2012 and 2014 Georgia Association of Broadcasters Merit Award – Best non-News TV Program (Tee off to the Masters)

2012 Georgia Association of Broadcasters Merit Awards – Best Sports Story

Education

BSJ-E.W. Scripps School of Journalism-Ohio University-Athens, OH – June 2010

-Major: Broadcast News – Specializations: History and Sociology – 3.8 GPA