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A PASSION FOR STORYTELLING

Some journalists want to be on the scene of the action, in front of the cameras. But my passion lies behind the lens. I love the creativity producing allows. It’s not just putting the reporters’ stories in order. I can organize the stories together so they flow to tell a bigger narrative, and add elements to enhance the stories and bring out the emotion. From getting creating with video or graphics, to using the studio in new ways to make the stories more interesting and engaging. I make the newscast my own,

 

I've covered a wide range of breaking news stories. From natural disasters like wildfires and hurricanes, to a deadly explosion in downtown Durham, NC, riots and protests in Minneapolis after the death of George Floyd, and the trial of Derek Chauvin. I've learned to be flexible, and to communicate any changes with my reporters in the field, anchors in the studio, and the production crew. I've also learned to delegate responsibilities to other members of the team.

 

I'm a hard worker, dedicated, reliable, and enthusiastic. I'm a bit of a perfectionist, but I use that to my advantage in my job. I'm very organized with great attention to detail, a fast learner, able to meet tight deadlines and work under pressure, and willing to try new things. I'm a team player, but I know how to take charge or work independently.

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WHY JOURNALISM

I went to college with a plan to study chemistry and join the medical field. But I quickly found my calling in broadcast journalism.

 

A career in journalism isn't easy. We're criticized for the stories we cover and the stories we don't. We face people on their worst days. But despite it all, it can be so rewarding. When we report on communities standing together after tragedy. When we help inform our viewers about an issue that impacts their families. Or tell someone's story and help change their life. And when we can brighten someone's day by just being a friendly ear. It's a job that brings together a special group of people. And I'm proud to be a part of that team.

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ABOUT ME

I was born in Moreno Valley, CA. My dad was a doctor in the Air Force, so my family traveled a lot when I was growing up, and I had the opportunity to see different parts of the world. I've lived in Germany, Florida, Montana, North Carolina, and Minnesota. And I've visited more than a dozen other countries.

I went to college at the University of Montana where I took a lot of hands-on classes. From photojournalism and radio, to videography, documentaries and broadcast journalism. I graduated with a BA in journalism and a minor in political science