My work ethic is doing what I’m told right away, to the best of my ability, and with a positive attitude. Being a former news reporter for Action 12 News in Joplin, Missouri, constantly had me on the move to meet tight deadlines. I planned, organized, coordinated, managed, wrote, shoot, and edited four stories a day by calling more than 30 people each day. I also have experience interacting with the community and my co-anchor while filling in for the morning show anchor and the weekend as a reporter, producer, and anchor. I maintained a positive relationship with my contacts by constantly keeping in touch to share their stories. I’ve shown my hard work, organization, and creativity on-air by public speaking live in studio, newsroom, and on location. I also have been a leader in station events, parades, and in the community. I understand news breaks on Twitter and the web, and I am constantly using my multiple platforms to discover and spread information.
Being a former Multimedia Journalist at OSU’s online video channel OStateTV, I’ve showed my hard work, organization skills and creativity to tell stories. I used my production skills to shoot, write and edit packages that aired. Through OStateTV I’ve gained experience anchoring, hosting, reporting, and live reporting in sport and news shows. I also have experience sideline reporting for OSU baseball.
I worked as a sports intern at KFVS12, in Cape Girardeau and a news intern at Tulsa’s Channel 8. With my internship experiences I have performed a variety of tasks such as interviewing people, writing short web stories, transcribing interviews, editing short news packages, editing sport highlights, and shadowing reporters in the field.
I graduated with Bachelor’s of Science in Sports Media at Oklahoma State University. My education, previous internships, and current job prepared me to manage my time, learn quickly under pressure, and work as a team with other individuals to perform a variety of tasks.