WHAT I CAN OFFER AS THE NEWEST NEWS TEAM MEMBER
More than four years of progressive experience in broadcast news and two years
in media production.
The journalistic background to spot stories that have meaningful impact on viewers’
lives, regardless of whether the story emerges from a city budget, a police blotter,
a neighborhood or the human drama of daily events.
Profoundly innovative and actively sourcing news stories.
The tact to conduct probing, in-depth and engaging interviews with practical
knowledge of news gathering equipment and computers.
In-depth ability to report and write effectively under deadline pressure.
Excellent live on-air reporting skills and strong news judgment.
Excellent broadcast news anchoring/reporting/producing experience.
The character to establish and maintain a composed, professional and well-groomed
presence on and off camera.
Efficient communicator who interacts well with people from a wide range of social
and cultural backgrounds.
Proficient in creative problem solving, with the ability to quickly adapt to the
WMGT-TV, Macon, GA
Hired for position because it required someone who needed no supervision.
Rewrote/reedited stories, produced, and anchored morning newscast and
Assisted less experienced reporters with the development of their news stories.
Volunteered to be a general reporter when short staffed.
Provided reporters and executive producer with relevant story ideas.
Produced special newscasts for holidays while maintaining integrity of morning
Created franchise reporting series called “Best Kept Secrets” that featured
interesting destinations in the station’s viewing area.
WVNS-TV, Beckley, WV
A block reporter usually with lead story and live shot.
Often requested by sister station to report live for their local newscast in
Upon request of news director, moved to weekend schedule to anchor
local segment of statewide newscast.
Taught inexperienced videographer how to ascertain necessary b-roll,
frame-up shots, and how to vary the shots.
Chose more experienced anchor/reporter as mentor to improve skills.
Worked effectively with newsroom staff including staff from sister stations.
Primary fill-in anchor for morning and noon newscasts
WHIZ-TV & WHIZ-AM/FM RADIO, Zanesville, OH
Improved quality of newscasts by updating camera shots, graphics, and
Launched a successful franchise reporting segment using station’s website.
Provided story ideas to news director when other story ideas fell through.
Filled-in for news director during vacations and holidays.
Developed more engaging and relevant news stories for weekend newscasts.
Expanded presence on weekend morning radio show from news headlines
to more interaction with disc jockey after positive listener responses.
Formed working relationships with sister station and their competitors in the
Columbus market in order to obtain stories that station could not cover due
Taught inexperienced anchors how to produce and retrieve stories from the
AP Wire and NBC’s video on demand.
Made numerous public appearances for charitable and community based events.
World Changers Church International, Atlanta, GA
Media Manager/ (Executive) Senior Producer
Served as senior (executive) producer of the ministries Changing Your
Supervised production crew and on-camera talent in television studio and
during location shoots.
Supervised crew of 22. Negotiated salaries, coordinated scheduling, and
resolved complex production problems for the Changing Your World broadcast.
Created concept, wrote and produced all advertisements and special programming.
Created and managed line-item media production items.
Prepared and presented bids and budgets for contract work.
Improved overall look and quality of broadcast by implementing broadcasting
industry standards and designing new graphics package.
Created concept, wrote and produced 5 part series that gained ministry huge
financial support. Outcomes: Ministry received more than $500 thousand in
donations over a five day period. A first in the history of the ministry.
Carlow College, Pittsburgh, PA
Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Summa Cum Laude