Media professional with 8 years of experience looking to secure a position which utilizes my journalistic, communication, and administrative skills with accuracy and efficiency while maintaining a motivated, productive, and goal orientated environment for the entire professional team on board.
8COUNTNEWS.COM (Reporter/Sports Writer)
January 2014 - Present
Develop, compile and circulate information about the world of boxing. Maintain the accuracy and integrity of web content. Work with producers to develop story ideas, and gather story-related research. Prepare sports talent prior to shows, and provide accurate on the spot information during podcasts. Duties include creating and writing weekly stories through the use of Microsoft Office products i.e. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for publishing, and conducting play-by-play analysis.
Centerra (Administrative Assistant-Temporary)
October 2015 – Present
Providing administrative assistance to ensure operations are maintained in an effective up-to-date and accurate manner. Draft high-quality media advisories, press release, and talking points with little need for editing; ensuring a cohesive, concise, accurate, compelling and aligned message throughout. Scheduling meetings and managing office agendas. Developing and distributing meeting minutes. Providing receptionist services including greeting and assisting visitors, answering phones, and directing calls and responding to inquiries.
WOAD 1300 AM Radio (DJ/Board Operator)
October 2014 – January 2015
Moderated weekly radio program, “Straight Talk.” Controlled audio board and implemented production elements. Managed on-air transitions, commercials, maintained studio equipment and monitored and answered listener phone calls. Developed and disseminated informational materials to a variety of public audiences to enhance the understanding of WOAD’s mission.
WDBD FOX 40 Television (Reporter/Producer)
January 2012 – December 2013
Covered a range of areas (e.g., state and local news, political, sports, business, education, healthcare, lifestyle, travel) through daily two-minute live shots for the local morning news. Arranged interviews, produced news packages, wrote wire copy for 6 and 10 p.m., news broadcasts. Edited AVID (non-lineal) VOs and VOT/SOTs for newscasts.
Black Entertainment Television/The G Group (Production Coordinator)
January 2007– December 2007
Coordinated and kept records/minutes of each meeting, production rehearsal and staff attendance for television show “Sunday Best,” and “Celebration of Gospel.” Managed communications with writers, members of the public, artist's agents and publicity staff. Managed production and booking schedule for shows also maintained paperwork for artists booking and performances. Scheduled flights, catering arrangements, rider fulfillment and impromptu requests of performance crew.
E! Entertainment (Intern/Production Assistant)
Los Angeles, CA
April 2007 – June 2007
Wrote daily script for various news and television through the use of Microsoft Word, reviewed archived video for copyright purposes, and managed and edited tapes. Secured confidential documents, agreements and other sensitive information related to show production.
Foothill Transit (Supervisor/Investigator/Bus Operator)
January 2001 – June 2010
Ensured regulatory compliance and corporate mandates for all administrative and operational activities Oversaw front-office operations and maintained scheduled adherence of 314 vehicles and 250 transit operators. Conducted internal investigations with respect to State and Federal Government Transportation policies.
Masters Degree in Communication
University of California at Los Angeles School of Film and Television (UCLA)
Los Angeles, CA
Film/Television Production Certificate
University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
Los Angeles, CA
Bachelors Degree in Afro-American History w/concentration in Film & Television
Associates Degree in Liberal Arts