Resume

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Experience

KDAF-TV, CW33-Dallas, TX

Multimedia Journalist                                                                                      February 2016-Present

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

-Create trusted relationships with story subjects that allow for exclusives and in depth follow ups like a family’s continued search for a murdered mom’s killer and the constantly evolving story of Texas’ first Down Syndrome business owner

-Help abandoned dogs find new homes by telling their stories in the award winning weekly Ruff Life series

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, including exclusive stories found through social media

-Solo anchor, produce, edit Saturday Sports Connection, a half hour sports show each week during football season, while still producing daily content as a “one man band” sports reporter in a two man department

-Extended coverage of NASCAR and NHRA events at Bristol Motor Speedway and Bristol Dragway through multiple live shots, live interviews and Trackside, a half hour, on location show previewing Bristol race weekend

-Co-host of Touchdown Friday Night, WJHL’s award winning Friday night high school football highlight show

WRDW-TV-Augusta, GA

Weekend Sports Anchor/Sports Reporter                                                     June 2010-August 2013

-Helped WRDW Weekends retake the number one ratings slot in three of four weekend newscasts by coming up with unique story ideas and selling the product more through social media

-Found exclusive story ideas through Facebook and Twitter contacts by advancing the department’s use of social media and broke a national story by staying up-to-date with contacts

-Won Georgia Association of Broadcasters awards for Best Sports Reporter and Best Sports Story and two Georgia AP and GAB awards for work on the live, Friday night high school football show, Operation Football Live

-Extended coverage of Masters 2011, 2012 and 2013, including more than 30 live hits from Augusta National and production of News 12’s award winning one hour tournament preview show, Tee Off to the Masters

Skills

Proficiency in industry software and equipment

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

-iNews and ENPS newsroom computer system

-Sony shoulder mount cameras (SXS, X D 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