Where I’ve Been
Senior Breaking News Reporter
February 2017 — April 2017, New York City
I was on the founding team of Tribune, a Tribune Media-owned news site featuring breaking news and in-depth features. I wrote daily news stories about politics and policy, with an emphasis on explaining the background of the issue and analyzing implications and outcomes. The project was pulled two weeks before its launch date.
New York Daily News
Breaking News Reporter
April 2014 — February 2017, New York City
I reported, wrote and published national and world breaking news stories, with a focus on politics and national affairs. I anchored the breaking news desk’s morning coverage, serving as the sole reporter during the earliest hours, and I maintained the team’s news calendar, which tracked upcoming events and anniversaries.
Digital First Media
Breaking News Producer
Dec. 2013 — April 2014, New York City
I worked for DFMʼs Thunderdome, a centralized nerve center that produced high-quality online content for 75+ local papers. I curated and published national news to the Web and mobile platforms.
2012 – 2013, Seattle
I selected, prioritized and published real-time updates to the Web and social media, including a Twitter account with 6 million followers, first as an intern (May — August 2012) and then as a contracted editor.
Reporter & Producer
2010 – 2011, Gainesville, Fla.
I reported, wrote and shot video for ABCNews.com from ABC’s University of Florida campus bureau.
University of Florida
Bachelor of Science in Journalism, highest honors
Certificate in Political Campaigning
What I Can Do
Breaking news management — Live blogging, trend tracking, writing and editing in real time
Web publishing — CMS management (Saxotech, Polopoly/Atex), WordPress, HTML, mobile optimization
Social media — Account management, community engagement, gleaning information and sources
Multimedia editing — Final Cut Pro, iMovie, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
Shoe-leather reporting —Interviewing, FOIA requests, AP style, fact checking, general fearlessness
2013 — Carnegie-Knight News 21 Fellow
2013 — University of Florida H.G. Buddy Davis Award for Promise in Reporting & Editing
2012-13 — Society of Professional Journalists Board of Directors member
2012 — Society of Professional Journalists Ted Scripps Leadership Institute graduate
2009 — Florida Scholastic Press Association Journalist of the Year