8/2008 – Present
Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, Pa: Adjunct Professor –
Teach a class of 25 communications students how to gather information necessary for print or broadcast publication on tight deadlines.
6/2006 – Present
NBC Affillate WPXI Channel 11 News, Pittsburgh, PA: Reporter –
Perform numerous creative live reports on location for 90 minute evening newscasts as well as 10 and 11 o’clock shows. Write clear, concise and tight news copy on very tight deadlines while using creative storytelling techniques, natural sound and compelling video. Maintain awareness of local, state and national events.
11/2003 – 5/2006
NBC Affillate WYFF News 4, Greenville, SC: General Assignment Reporter –
Perform live reports both in the studio and on location during evening newscasts. Maintain awareness of local, state and national current events, suggesting enterprising news stories for evening news packages. Creative storytelling by using video and a strong use of the English language.
6/2002 – 10/2003
CBS Affillate WRDW News 12, Augusta, GA: General Assignment Reporter -
Perform live on-air presentation of news stories, write news copy for reporter or anchor use. Maintain awareness of current events, suggesting enterprising news stories, following up on leads and maintianing sources and contacts. Storytelling through creative and concise writing. Editing stories whenever necessary.
Poynter Institute St. Petersburg, Florida. Attended a week long seminar on Writing About Race Relations and Social Justice in September 2004.
Temple University Philadelphia, PA. Awarded an MJ degree in Journalism, Public Relations and Advertising May 2002.
Morgan State University Baltimore, MD. Awarded a BA Degree in Philosophy with a minor in Chemistry May 1998.
Tidewater Community College VA Beach, VA. AAS Degree in Respiratory Therapy awarded May 1994.
RTNDF 2005-2006 Michele Clark Fellowship Awardee.
Mort Meisner Associates
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