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Experience

2015 - present              Host/Producer, KJZZ News (NPR Phoenix)                 Phoenix, AZ

Host and producer of live, two-hour daily news magazine show in top-10 news market, covering the biggest local and national news stories of the day and conducting in-depth interviews that add context to issues affecting the community, region and nation.

 2013 - 2015                  Investigative Reporter, ABC15 News (KNXV-TV)        Phoenix, AZ

On-air investigative reporter for E.W. Scripps ABC News affiliate in the 12th largest television market and fifth largest U.S. city. Investigations include a first-of-its-kind data collection showing the danger zones surrounding hazardous chemical facilities in Arizona, relentless reporting on a controversial form of birth control approved by the FDA, and an in-depth look at the systemic underreporting of arson in Arizona.

 2011 - 2013                  Investigative Producer, ABC15 News (KNXV-TV)       Phoenix, AZ

Produced in-depth, investigative and enterprise broadcast packages for air and on-line; produced Peabody Award-winning series that prompted Ford Motor Company to recall more than 700,000 vehicles.

 2011                             Carnegie Fellow, ABC News                                       New York, NY

Conducted four-month, in-depth investigation under the direction Brian Ross into immigrant parents separated from their children when arrested and detained by U.S. immigration authorities.

Internships and Student Work

2010                                         News21 Fellow                                                                        Phoenix, AZ

ASU Carnegie-Knight News21 Fellow who reported and produced an in-depth, multimedia project on the economic, ethical and human challenges created by illegal immigration on the U.S.-Mexico border.

2009                                         Phoenix New Times                                                    Phoenix, AZ

Reported for popular food and culture blogs and produced and reported an in-depth investigative story on the dangerous conditions created by the deficient health care system in the Maricopa County jails.

2007-2009                                Interned at ABC News, CBS News.com, and CNN            New York, NY

Wrote, researched and generated story ideas for network news websites; packaged content for daily newscast and breaking news.

2008                                         Intern, European Producers Club                                  Paris, France                                        Paris, France

Edited promotional materials in French and English; assisted with public relations and recruiting for organization of independent film producers.

2007                                         Reporter, East Valley Tribune                           Mesa, AZ

Covered crime and wrote features as a part-time reporter for 100,000-circulation suburban Phoenix newspaper. 

Education

2009-2011 Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University

Masters of Mass Communication; GPA: 4.01; Outstanding Graduate Student; May 2011

 

2005–2009     Fordham University                                                      

Bachelor of Arts; Magna cum Laude graduate; May 2009; GPA: 3.8.

Double major in Visual Arts, with an emphasis in Photography, and French Language; certificate in American Catholic Studies at the Curran Center for American Catholic Studies

Skills

Broadcast storytelling: Experienced broadcast writer and host for both radio and television

Reporting: Experienced investigative reporter, skilled in data analysis and long-form narrative writing

Visual Storytelling/Technical Skills: Skilled photographer; trained in audio sound recording and editing with Adobe Audition; trained in video shooting and editing with FinalCut Pro

Honors

2019 Public Radio News Directors Incorporated, Interview, “Changing Conversations Around Miscarriage and Infant Loss”

2019 RTDNA National Murrow Award, Large Market Radio Continuing Coverage Team, “Arizona Teacher Strike”

Rocky Mountain Emmy Award, Specialty Assignment Report, “Essure Birth Control: Exposing a Pattern of Complaints and Complications”

Rocky Mountain Emmy Award, Business/Consumer, “Wedding Video-Let Joe Know”

National Emmy Award, “Ford Escape: Exposing a Deadly Defect

George Foster Peabody Award, “Ford Escape: Exposing a Deadly Defect

Edward R. Murrow Award, “Ford Escape: Exposing a Deadly Defect”

Finalist, Gerald Loeb Award, “Ford Escape: Exposing a Deadly Defect”

Emmy Award, Investigative Producing, “Ford Escape: Exposing a Deadly Defect”

Emmy Award, Military Producing, “PTSD: A Military Suicide Epidemic”

Finalist, Immigration Journalism Award, French-American Foundation

Robert F. Kennedy College Journalism Award, “Stateless in the Dominican Republic”

SPJ Multimedia In-depth Reporting Award, News21 “Latino America”

SPJ and Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication Award, online media project “Streets of Dreams”

First, World Media Association Essay Contest, “The Media as the Conscience of Society”

Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society; Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit honor society; Phi Kappa Phi academic honors society; Loyola Scholarship recipient; National Honor Society; French National Honors Society