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.
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
Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Public Relations and Corporate Communications - expected December 2022
academic specialities include public relations writing, communications research and media relations
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bachelor of Science in Journalism with a Minor in Communication
Voices for Children of Tampa Bay - Volunteer
Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Carolina- Mentor
American Red Cross (Rock River Chapter)- Board Member