WPDE ABC 15 News
Weekday Evening Anchor/Reporter/MMJ
-Anchor of ABC 15 News at 5,6,7 and 11 weekday evenings. Previously anchored Good Morning Carolinas Saturday and Sunday.
-MMJ with a focus on investigative journalism and long-term special reports, as well as breaking, crime, and features.
-Helped launch WPDE’s first investigative unit. Trains reporters on a variety of investigative and storytelling techniques.
-Newsroom leader with social media, including Facebook, Facebook Live, Twitter and Videolicious.
-Most viewed Facebook Live in WPDE history
-More social followers than any reporter in the market
-Speak at universities about social media and journalism
-Launched GMC Weekend Facebook Live segments
-Started a cooking segment called Whip Up Your Weekend.
-Emceed Heart Ball of the American Heart Association 2016-2018.
-Emceed Heart Walk for the American Heart Association 2016-2018.
-Led media training at Horry Georgetown Technical College.
-NPPA, RTDNA and SPJ member.
KLTV 7 News
July 2013-July 2015
Shoot, edit, and write for daily package turn as a multimedia journalist. Produce and anchor shows. Post web stories and update social media accounts.
The Dallas Morning News
August 2012-December 2012
Report the crime beat and write features. Interview, report, and write articles for DallasNews.com and The Dallas Morning News daily paper.
News Director and Video Editor
August 2011-May 2013
Elected News Director to oversee production of SMU-TV and SMU’s daily morning news broadcast, The Daily Update, and manage online content for SMUDailyCampus.com. 6 a.m. crew call.
The Daily Campus
Write and report for Southern Methodist University’s award winning student run newspaper.
WFAA Channel 8
January 2013-May 2013
KTVU Channel 2
San Francisco, CA
PBS “Down to Earth”
June 2011-January 2012
The Danville Weekly
Volunteer Video Work:
Promotional Video Editor (February 2012-May 2013)
Shoot, edit, and produce promotional video for a nonprofit organization benefiting education in the country of Benin.
Akilah Institute for Women
Promotional Video Editor (January 2012)
Shoot, edit, and interview staff and students on site in Rwanda and produce documentary and a promotional video for the nonprofit school. Spent three weeks as an MMJ in Kigali, Rwanda.
2019 Southeast Emmy Awards EMMA Honorable Mention Investigative Report
“The Domino Effect”
Click here to view this investigation.
2016 First Place RTDNAC General Assignment by an MMJ
“Brittanee Drexel Talk of the Town”
Click here to view this award winning story.
2016 First Place RTDNAC Education
“ABC15 Investigates: Energy Positive Schools”
Click here to view this award winning investigation.
2015 Texas Lone Star Emmy
“Disaster in Van”
Evening Newscast Smaller Market
2013 Most Outstanding Tri Delta
Theta Kappa Chapter
2012 RTDNA Pete Wilson Journalism Scholarship
Ethical and Responsible Journalism
National Press Photographers Association
Quarterly Clip Contest Entrant
News Video Workshop #Y58 Graduate
The American Heart and Stroke Association
Promotional Signs Chairman (2014)
Auction Committee (2015)
Emcee (2016, 2017, 2018)
Radio Television Digital News Association
SMU Chapter President (2012-2013)
Two Time Regional Award Winner (2016)
Two Time Regional Award Finalist (2018 awaiting results)
Society of Professional Journalists
Regional Award Winner (2017)
Delta Delta Delta
Chapter Correspondent Chair (2010-2011)
Southern Methodist University ’13
Major: Convergence Journalism Minor: Ethics