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Education: Ithaca College, 2005

GPA: 3.646

B.A. Journalism, minors: Politics and Spanish

General Assignment Reporter       April 2008-Present

WJZ (CBS O&O) Baltimore, MD

  • Lead reporter for the 11pm weekday newscasts
  • Part of night team that won highest ratings of any newscast in the market
  • Often call upon to cover breaking news during early newscasts
  • Covered city’s largest recent fire with 3 hours of live-shots
  • Secured exclusive on-camera confession of indicted cancer scam defendant
  • Live coverage of mayor’s resignation
  • Reputation for getting the impossible interview
  • Only reporter in the station who speaks Spanish

Dayside Reporter and Fill-in Anchor       November 2007-April 2008

WSYR (ABC) Syracuse, NY

  • Promoted to dayside reporter to cover consumer affairs, government issues and general assignments
  • Broke story on grade tampering scandal at local high school
  • Covered New Hampshire primary during 2008 Presidential Campaign
  • From Albany, covered the resignation of Governor Eliot Spitzer and subsequent transition
  • Regularly filled in on the anchor desk during all major weekday shows
  • Edited several stories using non-linear technology

The Morning News Reporter/Fill-in Anchor       January 2007-November 2007

WSYR (ABC) Syracuse, NY

  • Promoted to morning reporter to increase ratings with daily enterprised stories
  • Reported many “first on” pieces on green technology
  • Covered several lake effect snowstorms with multiple live shots during each show
  • Filled in on the morning anchor desk
  • Filled in as host of station’s lifestyle show, Bridge Street
  • Contributed to daily webcast

General Assignment Reporter       January 2006-Janurary 2007

WSYR (ABC) Syracuse, NY

  • Quickly worked up to weekday reporting from the weekend shift
  • Traveled across Upstate New York for one-day getaways series
  • Responsible for pitching multiple story ideas every day
  • Became the go-to reporter to sort data to find stories

General Assignment Reporter/Fill-in Anchor       April 2005-Janurary 2006

WIVT (ABC/NBC) Binghamton, NY

  • Reported, shot on DVCpro camera and edited two packages and 3-5 vo/sots daily
  • Created station’s first filing system
  • Prompted use of regular newsroom live shots
  • Covered federal trial of the St. Pat’s Four war protesters
  • Interviewed major politicians including Sen. Chuck Schumer, Sen. Hillary Clinton, Jeanine Pirro and Gov. George Pataki

Assignment Desk Editor       October 2004-April 2005

WSYR (ABC) Syracuse, NY

  • Set-up stories for night team reporters
  • Wrote stories for nightly newscasts
  • Coordinated crews for stories and all breaking news at night

Newsroom Intern       Summer 2004

WSYR (ABC) Syracuse, NY

  • Researched stories for reporters and wrote copy for producers
  • Planned “in depth” days on Alzheimer’s and computer viruses
  • Field produced consumer affairs live segments

Investigative Intern       Summer 2003

WABC (ABC O&O) New York, NY

  • Researched for investigative reporters Sarah Wallace and Jim Hoffer
  • Traveled as field producer for ambulance scam series
  • Assisted in Spanish translation for undercover video

Intern, Brian Ross Unit        Summer 2002

ABC News Network New York, NY

  • Researched aftermath of Tyco and Enron executives’ downfall
  • Logged hours of interviews

Additional Skills: Spanish proficiency, non-linear editing (Final Cut Pro, imovie, etc), linear editing, WordPress web design, maintaining public Facebook and Twitter accounts, videography

Interests: Triathlon, traveling, skiing, salsa dancing, exploring the world of food and wine

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