Resume

BROADCAST EXPERIENCE

Freelance Reporter, KTVU-TV, Oakland, CA                                     Oct. 2012 – Present

  • Cover breaking news in KTVU’s #1 ranked newscasts KTVU Morning News and Mornings on 2 from 4:30-9:00am
  • Connect viewers with information in real time using Twitter and Facebook
  • Interact with viewers by incorporating social media into stories and live reports
  • Craft unique and informed stories in all newscasts, from early morning shows to the Ten O’clock news
  • Enterprise and investigate stories that are important to the community

Anchor/Reporter, KREM-TV, Spokane, WA                                   Sept. 2010 – Aug. 2012

  • Investigated emergency room billing practices, which led to Washington State Attorney General’s Office Investigation, patient’s costly bill eventually dropped
  • Covered and live Tweeted three week federal trial of a police officer convicted of excessive force
  • Broke story about sewage spill at federal court hours and investigated claims of inadequate   clean-up
  • Pushed for precedent setting rule change regarding Twitter usage in federal court
  • Primary fill-in anchor for morning, evening, and weekend newscasts
  • Consistently broke stories while covering the courts and crime beat, leading the 5 and 6 O’clock newscasts

Anchor/Reporter, KNDO/KNDU-TV, Yakima/Tri-Cities, WA         June 2008 – Sept. 2010

  • Covered large marijuana grow-op busts with local and federal agents
  • Shed light on the Yakima Valley’s pervasive gang problem
  • Natural disaster coverage of landslide that destroyed homes and highway
  • Anchored and produced late-night and weekend newscasts
  • Shot, wrote, and edited stories
  • Analyzed forecast data, created weather graphics, and delivered forecasts on multiple platforms
  • Sent out breaking news emails and posted content to KNDO.com

News Intern, KING-TV, Seattle, WA                                                  Feb. 2008 – May 2008

  • Gathered news in the field by assisting with live and packaged stories
  • Worked the assignment desk, taking calls, and organizing reporters
  •  Pitched stories in both morning and evening story meetings

Creative Services Intern, KING-TV, Seattle, WA                         Sept. 2007 – Dec. 2007

  • Served as production assistant on commercial shoots
  • Logged tapes and edited billboard advertisements
  • Produced GRP reports for NBC and assisted with office tasks

Intern, Better.TV, Portland, OR                                                        July 2007 – Sept. 2007

  • Researched magazines and websites for content
  • Wrote stories for nationally syndicated morning show
  • Featured in nationally broadcasted story in which my hair was cut and donated to Locks of Love

EDUCATION

University of Washington, Seattle, WA                                                                       Graduated June 2008

Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Journalism program

AFFILIATIONS

Member, Society of Professional Journalists                                  June 2011 – Present

PERSONAL INTERESTS

Volunteer, Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, Spokane, WA            Feb. 2011 – Aug. 2012

Volunteer, Children’s Wishes and Dreams, Yakima, WA          March 2008 – Sept. 2010

Participant, Group Health Seattle to Portland Classic, Seattle, WA   July 2009, ‘10, ‘11

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