Experience 

Reporter and Multi-Media Journalist, NBC Chicago (WMAQ-TV), 2015-2019 

Researched, pitched and presented exclusive content for newscasts and digital platforms. Shot, wrote and edited TV news stories on strict deadline. 

  • Utilized social media to engage viewers and grow audience (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat)

  • Analyzed and tracked social media data to better understand audience and create more desired content

  • Built relationships with community contacts for developing story leads 

  • Scheduled interviews and coordinated shoot locations 

  • Attended more than 75 community and industry events representing NBC Chicago 

  • Collaborated across teams and maintained effective working relationships with multiple departments 

Reporter and Fill-in Anchor, WXII 12 News, 2014-2015

Generated and presented news content in a compelling and relatable way.

  • Established relationships with community leaders and legislators to secure exclusive stories  

Anchor, Reporter and Producer, WTVO/WQRF-TV, 2012-2014 

Shot, wrote and edited content for on-air and digital platforms. Supervised weekend news crews to ensure successful coverage of breaking news. 

  • Published videos and photos to station website. 

News Producer, WCIA-TV , 2011-2012​

Managed Anchors, Reporters and Photographers, overseeing both editorial content of the news and how the news is produced and presented to the public.

  • Booked guests and created top-rated morning show programming.

Skills
  • Superb organization and attention-to-detail skills

  • Strong interpersonal abilities 

  • Works independently with minimal oversight to prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines

  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills

  • Spanish & Italian language knowledge 

Online Production Assistant, Lucky Magazine; New York, NY — 2010

Wrote and edited fashion news copy using AP format across digital platforms. 

Investigations Intern, FOX Chicago News — 2010

Chicago, IL — Summer 2010

Field produced investigative news stories including exposing gender discrimination in Chicago-area school districts.​

 

Programming Assistant, 103.5 KISS FM  — 2007

Chicago, IL — Summer 2007

Interviewed listeners and radio show guests live on-air

Education

 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Bachelor of Science in Journalism with a Minor in Communication

Leadership

Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Carolina- Mentor

 

American Red Cross (Rock River Chapter)- Board Member