resumé

As a reporter and columnist for the USA Today Network in Greenville, SC, I’ve written tens of thousands of words for local and national publications. My passion is in story-telling and the people behind those stories. I believe whole-heartedly that everyone has a story to tell and our lives are richer for hearing and reading them.

EXPERIENCE

The Greenville News, ​Greenville, SC — ​Reporter/Columnist

April 2016 – PRESENT

Newsroom leader on social media, helping to shape public and personal accounts

Write several stories per day, including twice weekly Q&A Column Cover breaking news
Routinely publish content before others in the market
Optimize stories for digital presentation

Lead the team in learning and teaching the use of new tools for social media and video production

The Greenville News, ​Greenville, SC — ​Digital Producer June 2015 – April 2016
Optimized stories and content for web
Handled breaking news alerts

Produced daily digital content
Wrote stories
Managed photos and video for optimal appearance on mobile

WSPA – Media General, ​Spartanburg, SC — N​ews Producer May 2012 – June 2015

I had experience producing newscasts that aired morning, noon and night.

I line-produced at least one newscast per day; selecting and writing stories as well as coordinating efforts between photographers, editors and reporters

I generated daily content in a fast-paced environment

I pioneered a quarterly documentary series in partnership with Furman University

I also wrote and produced special reports, including live Election Day coverage

And I researched for special reports and investigations

 

SKILLS

Social Media Storytelling

Video editing (Final Cut Pro, Adobe)

AWARDS

AP Award (RTDNAC) for documentary special 2014

SCBA Star Awards “Award of Merit” for documentary special 2014

College of Charleston Communication Department Distinguished Service Award

College of Charleston Scholar Athlete

Posting daily web content

WJTV – Media General, J​ ackson, MS​ —​ News Producer October 2010 – May 2012
Line producing daily newscasts

Generating daily content in a fast-paced environment Posting breaking news to website, social media sites Posting daily web content

EDUCATION

College of Charleston, ​Charleston, SC — ​B.A. Communication August 2006 – May 2010
Concentration in Media Studies

PROJECTS

UpFront​—P​artnershipwithFurmanUniversity

Produced quarterly documentary style programs with a team of two other people, covering Civil Rights in Upstate SC, Food disparity and more.

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