Resume

Qualifications

  • Co-Anchor of Utah’s #1 Morning News

  • Launched LiveDesk Position For KUTV

  • Pioneered Several Community Franchises, including S.T.E.M. in Utah

  • Twelve years of experience as a breaking news anchor/reporter

  • Specialize in social media anchoring

  • Emmy nominated, award winning journalist

 

Employment History

KUTV/KJZZ – Salt Lake City, UT                                      January 2017 – Present

Morning Anchor/LiveDesk Reporter

  • Gather news, write and report LiveDesk for KUTV

  • Check sources, monitor live channels, work with producer and director on LiveDesk

  • New, Now, Next processing language incorporated in adlib skills

  • Integrate social media in broadcast using Banjo and Storyteller

  • Engage with viewers through various social media platforms

  • Co-anchor KJZZ

  • Manage S.T.E.M franchise, report on S.T.E.M. and tech trends

KUTV – Salt Lake City, UT                                              October 2012 – January 2017

Morning Anchor/Social Media Anchor/Breaking News Reporter

  • Co-anchor Utah’s #1 Morning Newscast – 4 consecutive years

  • Produce, write and anchor social media segments utilizing Timeline, Banjo, and Storyteller

  • Post content to social media websites and 2News This Morning Facebook Page

  • Report from the field for big breaking news events

  • Responsible for S.T.E.M. franchise and Tech/Business segments

  • Sent on assignment to ACM Awards, Disneyland, and Navajo Nation

KEZI 9 TV – Eugene, OR                                               September 2005 – October 2012

Morning Anchor/Producer/Reporter

  • Co-anchor live two-hour morning newscast and oversee newscast production

  • Post content to station’s website and social media sites

  • Responsible for CrimeStoppers and Baby on Board franchises

  • Sent on assignment to China; produced five-part series and half-hour special

Weekend Anchor/Producer/Reporter

  • Produce and anchor four half-hour live weekend newscasts

  • Weekday one-man-band reporter

  • Extensive live coverage of 2008 Democratic Presidential Primary visits from Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and 2008 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials

NET GREEN NEWS – Eugene, OR                                   November 2010 - July 2011

  • Online Web Anchor

  • Anchor daily segments for environment and health based website netgreennews.com

 

Awards

  • Two Emmy Nominations, Technology Category, Morning Newscast, 2015 Rocky Mountain SW Chapter NATAS

  • Platinum, Gold, and Bronze Winner, Best Single Event News Coverage, 2014 Utah Association of Broadcasters

  • First Place, General News Reporting, Investigative Reporting, 2011 SPJ Northwest Excellence in Journalism

  • Best Breaking News (2009 and 2010), Best Investigative Reporting (2010), Oregon AP Broadcast Awards

 

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Communication; Broadcast News, GPA 3.7

  • Edward R. Murrow School of Communication, Washington State University, May 2005

 

Community Involvement

S.T.E.M.                                                                                                                  January 2014 – Present

  • Moderate panel discussions with politicians and industry leaders

  • Host roundtable discussions between industry leaders and education professionals

  • Emcee numerous S.T.E.M. events

Community Emcee                                                                                              October 2012 - Present

  • Emcee Multiple Community Events Annually on Behalf of Station

Angel Hair Foundation                                                                                      January 2011 – Present

  • Emcee, Volunteer, Judge, and Celebrity Dancer

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