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.
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
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
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