Anchor, reporter and multimedia journalist with eight years professional experience, specializing in breaking news, politics, crime, severe weather, social issues and urban affairs. Skilled in video production, web content, news writing and social media.

Professional Experience

KSNW, Anchor/Reporter/Multimedia Journalist
Wichita, KS
Nov 2017 – Present

  • Anchor six newscasts a weekend, for both KSNW and KSAS, including station’s highly-rated Sunday 10 p.m.
  • Lead newsroom in decision-making and allocating duties on the weekend
  • Shoot, write and edit stories on breaking news, severe weather, crime, social issues, and veteran affairs
  • Specialize in local and national politics, including being one of the first reporters to interview the most recently elected governor of Kansas, as well as covering her inauguration
  • Produce daily digital content and post stories on social media and web to get information out efficiently to viewers
  • Fill-in producer for weekend newscasts

KTIV, Multimedia Journalist/Fill-in Anchor
Sioux City, IA
Nov 2014 – Oct 2017

  • Covered 2016 presidential candidates on the campaign trail, including Donald Trump, Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Marco Rubio, Dr. Ben Carson, Gov. Martin O’Malley, Carly Fiorina, Sen. Rand Paul, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Gov. Bobby Jindal, Sen. Rick Santorum, involving multiple one-on-one interviews leading up to the Iowa Caucuses
  • Anchored, edited and produced weekend newscasts, including the Sunday 10 p.m., the station’s most watched show
  • Shot, wrote, edited and reported on several topics: economic development, crime, agriculture and natural disasters
  • Set up live shots, including on breaking news stories
  • Develop a strong network of contacts with political officials, public offices, law enforcement and community organizations

Join the Synergy, Reporter/Host/Social Media Coordinator
Los Angeles, CA
Apr 2012 – Oct 2014

  • Hosted Synergistic Reviews, an online video recap and interaction with Twitter fans regarding popular television shows
  • Interviewed cast, artists and producers of major television shows, movies and music at red carpet events
  • Utilized social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to grow the company’s video viewership

eNews Channel, Resident Journalist
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Jan 2012 – Mar 2012

  • Enterprised a story that aired in 49 African nations, on the death of a gang leader killed in a violent Cape Town neighborhood
  • Reported on education and court stories, including a well-known international stalker trial
  • Wrote scripts and crawlers for the News Day and Prime Time network news broadcasts
  • Blogged about experiences on stories using self-edited video, print and links

Medill News Service, Reporter/Anchor/Producer/Editor
Chicago, IL/Washington, D.C.
Jan 2011- Dec 2011

  • Created video, print, photo and web content on deadline for Chicago area and national news organizations/clients
  • Interviewed the Prime Minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile on treatment of leaders invited to the Capitol
  • Anchored and produced, weekly newscasts for Medill’s website and Evanston Cable Television

Honors/Accomplishments

  • Associated Press Great Plains: 2nd Place General Reporting 2017– “Digging Deeper: Police Technology” Sep 2018
  • Iowa Broadcast News Association: 1st Place Political Coverage- “Iowa Caucuses” (Reporter) Apr 2017
  • Iowa Broadcast News Association: 2nd Place Spot News- “Sioux Falls Building Collapse” (Reporter) Apr 2017
  • Regional Emmy: Daytime Newscast: “Blizzard after the Caucus” (Reporter) Oct 2016
  • Eric Sevareid Award: 1st Place Documentary/Special – “One Year After The Storm” (Reporter) Apr 2016
  • Golden Mike Award: “Best Newscast-More than 15 Minutes” (Sports Anchor) Jan 2009

Broadcast Internships

  • KNBC, Burbank, CA Jan 2010 – May 2010
  • NBC Nightly News, Burbank, CA Sep 2009 – Dec 2009
  • KTLA, Creative Services Dept., Los Angeles, CA May 2009 – Sep 2009
  • Dateline NBC, Burbank, CA Jan 2009 – May 2009

Education

Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL March 2012
• Master of Science in Journalism, Concentration in Videography/Broadcast

California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA May 2010
• Bachelor of Arts, Broadcast Journalism
• Bachelor of Arts, Political Science

Skills

  • Verbal fluency in Farsi
  • Proficient using Sony XDCAM EX, Panasonic HVX-200, Final Cut Pro 7, Avid NewsCutter, Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop, iNews, ENPS, Microsoft Office Professional Suite, WordPress, Lakana
  • Social Media: Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo, Tumblr, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram