Experience

Host/Producer, Original Productions, KJZZ News

Winter 2015 - present (Phoenix, AZ)

Host and producer for Phoenix NPR member station, KJZZ News. Responsible for creating original programming for KJZZ's The Show, mining original content, in-depth and investigative stories for daily news magazine 

 

Investigative Reporter, ABC15 News (KNXV-TV)         

Summer 2013 - Winter 2015(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

 

Investigative Producer, ABC15 News (KNXV-TV)          

Fall 2011 - Summer 2013   (Phoenix, AZ)

Produced in-depth, investigative and enterprise broadcast packages for air and on-line for an award-winning team; packages included investigations that demanded accountability from law enforcement, government officials and business leaders and stories that went beyond the headlines

 

Carnegie Fellow, ABC News               

Summer 2011   (New York, NY)

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

 

Teaching Assistant                                                            

Spring 2010; Spring 2011   (Phoenix, AZ)

Assisted Leonard Downie Jr., former Executive Editor of the Washington Post and current Professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University; helped present, organize and teach classes on journalistic ethics and accountability journalism

 

News21 Fellow                                                             

Summer 2010  (Phoenix, AZ)

One of 10 ASU Carnegie-Knight fellows who reported and produced an in-depth, multimedia reporting project on the economic, ethical and human challenges created by illegal immigration on the U.S.-Mexico border

 

Intern, Phoenix New Times

Summer 2009   (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 under Sheriff Joe Arpaio

 

Multimedia Intern, ABC News                                      

Spring 2009   (New York, NY)

Wrote, researched and generated story ideas for network news website

 

Production Intern, CNN                                                 

Fall 2008  (New York, NY)

Researched news stories and packaged content for daily broadcast and breaking news

 

Intern, The European Producers Club                                        

Spring 2008  (Paris, France)

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

 

Reporter, The East Valley Tribune                                     

Summer 2007  (Mesa, AZ)

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

 

Intern, CBSNews.com                                                 

Spring Semester, 2007   (New York, NY)

Edited and packaged stories, slideshows and special sections for Inter-actives department

 

Assistant, Mosholu Preservation Corp.                       

Fall Semester, 2006-2008   (Bronx, NY)           

Coordinated community projects and wrote for Norwood News newspaper for non-profit community organization

 

Education

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

2009-2011   (Phoenix, AZ)                      

Master’s of Mass Communication; GPA: 4.01; Outstanding Graduate Student; May 2011

 

Fordham University                 

2005–2009   (Bronx, NY)

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

Major: Visual Arts with an emphasis in Photography; French Language; certificate in American Catholic Studies

 

Skills

Writing/Reporting: Skilled in investigative reporting, data analysis and long-form narrative

Visual Storytelling/New Media: Experienced in shooting high-quality video and photos and collecting audio; advanced in FinalCut Pro, Soundtrack Pro, Flash, In Design, Photoshop, Illustrator and DreamWeaver. Experienced in visual editing and graphic design as well as HTML, CSS coding and building websites

 

Photography by Steve Richardson