Resume

Journalism Experience

 

Associate Producer for “The Beat with Ari Melber”                                     July 2017 – Present

  • Producer for “The Beat with Ari Melber” since its launch. I write segments that cover politics and culture and handle video for the show.
  • I manage a team of editors and oversee all of the video that we air every night (VOs, SOTs, montages and packages). I pitch, edit, field produce, research and produce packages and sot mashes. I’m an efficient multi-tasker who handles any and all changes to the rundown and quickly turns around bites for our air during breaking news.
  • As part of the social media team I produced our weekly “Beat This Week” videos.
  • I’m responsible for booking an editor when needed for larger projects/packages and for pre-taped shows. I also edit many of our pre-taped segments.

 

Associate Producer at MSNBC                                                                  March 2014 – July 2017

  • Sourced and edited video for dayside shows. I was the tape AP on “Weekends With Alex Witt” for two years.
  • While working on “Weekends With Alex Witt”, I was also on the overnight breaking news team where I was responsible for quickly turning around ready-to-air video during live coverage. I edited and I managed a small team of editors to ensure MSNBC aired the latest, best quality footage. Other shows I’ve worked on include “MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle” and “PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton”.
  • Produced sot mashes and packages

 

P.A. for NBC’s Early Today and MSNBC’s First Look                           April 2013 – March 2014

  • Segment producer for the sports segment
    • Sports coverage included NFL, NCAA football and basketball, NBA, MLB, NASCAR, Golf and more
    • Also written obituaries, business stories, weather hits, covered the NFL concussion settlement, the BCS Championship Game and the World Series
  • Edited and produced video for various segments
  • Created daily graphics and worked closely with segment producers to provide the appropriate video and graphics needed for stories
  • Pitched stories for all segments, including news, politics, sports and entertainment
  • Provided research for various stories

 

Summer Intern at the New York Daily News                                           June 2012 – Aug. 2012

  • Reported, researched and wrote various articles for the Bronx Bureau
  • Was a stringer for the city desk
  • Pitched stories and covered breaking news, crime, health and science and arts and culture

Freelance reporter for Enstarz.com                                                       March 2013– April 2013

  • Reported, researched and wrote breaking news involving politics, crime, sports, entertainment and celebrity news
  • Required to write a minimum of 10 stories a day, 200 to 300 words each
  • Averaged a speed of 20 minutes per story to find a topic, research, write and upload it to the web with images and/or video elements

 

Editor in Chief for the Mace & Crown

(Old Dominion University’s student newspaper)                                   Aug. 2009 — May 2010

  • Managed nine editors and a staff of 25
  • Conducted writing workshops and trained writers
  • Responsible for the handling of advertising revenue and university allocated budget
  • Created social media presence for the paper
  • Pitched stories, copy edited and wrote various stories, covering news, entertainment, sports and commentary
  • Enforced legal and ethics standards among the staff
  • Won the “Writer of the Semester” Award in April 2008

 

Education

– Master’s degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Dec. 2012

– B.A. from Old Dominion University, English major with journalism emphasis and American Studies minor, Magna Cum Laude, May 2010

 

Skills

Avid NewsCutter, Media Central, Media Central Archive, Viz, Proximity, Final Cut Pro 7 and 10, Reaper, PluralEyes, Soundslides, WordPress, Adobe Photoshop and InDesign; JVC and DSLR cameras; shooting and editing film, exporting and uploading to Vimeo/YouTube, skilled social media user.

 

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