Resume

EMPLOYMENT /EXPERIENCE

WIAT (Birmingha, Ala.), Weekend Meteorologist July 2016- Present

  • Morning show reporter and weekend morning meteorologist
  • Reports live in the field during severe weather coverage on storm damage and live from inside the CBS 42 Weather Alert Unit as well as weather related reporting
  • Spent one year as a full-time reporter before being promoted to full-time meteorologist

WAKA (Montgomery, Ala.), Multi-Media Journalist/Reporter/Anchor Aug. 2013-June 2016

  • Reporter in Alabama News Network’s Troy Newsroom (Local CBS, ABC, Fox newscasts) and later promoted to main newsroom in Montgomery
  • Anchor 9 p.m. when story permits
  • Filled in on anchor desk for weekend/morning/weekday newscast, solo and co-anchor experience

WTVY (CBS Affiliate, Dothan, Ala.), Multi-Media Journalist/Reporter, Feb. 2013- Aug. 2013

  • Covered three counties, wrote/shot/edited three minutes of content daily

KOLD/ KMSB (Tucson News Now CBS & Fox Affiliate, Tucson, Ariz.), Digital Producer, Jan. 2012- Jan. 2013

  • Managed the homepage, wrote 20-30 stories per day, responsible for social media platform management, worked extensively on coverage of the Isabel Celis missing girl case and deadly border patrol shooting
  • Wrote VOs, shot VO/SOTs and breaking news for the various newscasts

UATV channel 3, Anchor/ MMJ, Aug. 2012- Jan. 2013

  • Co-anchor of Wildcast, a 30 minute live newscast, published online
  • Wrote, shot and edited my own packages on a P2 camera, utilizing natural sound in packages

Arizona Cat’s Eye, Executive Producer/Multi-Media Journalist, Aug. 2012-Dec. 2012

KGUN9 (ABC Affiliate, Tucson, Ariz.), Intern, Fall 2011

WTNH News Channel 8 (ABC Affiliate, Connecticut), Intern, Summer 2011

 

EDUCATION

Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS

Bachelor of Science in Geoscience/ Broadcast Meteorology, Fall 2017

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism, Fall 2012
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, Spring 2012 | Dean’s List With Distinction

  • Excellence in Broadcast Journalism Award recipient for 2012-2013, Excellence Award for Senior Capstone

Study Abroad (Photojournalism & Italian) in Orvieto, Italy, Summer 2011

  • Photo selected to appear in online Italian newspaper

SKILLS

Proficient in: Avid, EDIUS, iNews, ENPS, Final Cut Pro, and Photoshop; Conversational Spanish: Five years of Spanish education; Extensive dance training in ballet, modern, jazz, and tap; Private vocal training; Social Media: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest
Academic Training: Public Speaking, Photojournalism, “Law of the Press”

 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Wiregrass Dance in Elba, AL, Dance Teacher, 2014- 2015

Guide Dogs for the Blind, Puppy Raiser, 2012

Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, New Member Educator & Song Chairwoman, 2010-2011

National Society of Leadership & Success, Founding Member of University of Arizona ChapterSigma Alpha Pi– Tucson, AZ 2009-2010

University of Arizona School of Dance, Dancer’s Consortium Member- Tucson, AZ 2008-2010

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Excellence in Broadcast Journalism Award recipient for 2012-2013, Excellence Award for Senior Capstone

Kappa Tau Alpha, Journalism Honorary, 2010-Present

  • Inductees are ranked in top 10 percent of journalism classes

Arizona Academic Excellence and Fine Arts Tuition Scholarships, 2008-2011

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