Award winning on-air television news personality with a proven track record of success related to all aspects of developing a daily newscast. At ease with deadlines and high pressure situations. Exemplary writing, editing and presentation skills. Adept at gaining confidence within the community, forging alliances, and cultivating positive relationships.
RECENT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
05/14 – present
WJTV – Jackson, Mississippi
Anchor – Currently anchor weekday newscasts as well as produce an award winning weekly series on “What’s Working in Mississippi”. Additionally serve as the co-anchor of a 2 hour college football pregame sports show broadcast live from campuses throughout the Southeastern Conference. Additional responsibilities include editing copy for the reporting staff, conducting live and pre-recorded interviews, establishing and maintaining a professional relationship with public officials and business leaders, as well as hosting community events such as Jackson’s largest Mardi Gras Ball.
02/08 – 05/14
WCBI – Columbus, Mississippi
Anchor – Anchored weeknight 6PM and 10PM newscasts as well as produced a weekly series on the “Changing Family”. Additional responsibilities included editing copy for the reporting staff, conducting live and pre-recorded interviews, establishing and maintaining a professional relationship with public officials and business leaders, as well as hosting community events that included MSU’s Miss Maroon & White Pageant and Columbus’ Market Street Festival.
04/00 – 01/08
WABG – Greenville, Mississippi
Anchor – Anchored weeknight 6PM and 10PM newscasts as well as coordinated the production of series projects on a variety of issues. Additional responsibilities included producing 6PM newscast, mentoring and editing copy for the reporting staff along with hosting community events such as holiday parades and March of Dimes telethon.
Sports Director / Anchor – Produced and anchored three sportscasts each weeknight. Additional responsibilities included supervising the Sports Department, covering sporting events for area high schools and colleges throughout the Delta, as well as production and anchoring of the weekly high school football wrap-up show.
Anchor / Reporter – Produced, edited, and anchored weekend newscasts. Additional duties included covering general assignment news stories throughout the week.
12/99 – 04/00
WCTV – Tallahassee, Florida
Reporter – Produced general assignment news stories for the South Georgia bureau.
03/98 – 12/99
WOWK – Huntington, West Virginia
Photographer / Reporter – Shot, wrote and edited news stories. Responsibilities included a daily package with up to four additional story requirements.
University of Alabama, Bachelor of Arts in Communications
• Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters First Place “Best Franchise Reporting” 2016
• Delta Democrat Times Reader’s Choice Awards First Place “Television Personality of the Year” 2005
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