WATE 6 On Your Side News (Knoxville, TN)
Anchor/Director of Storytelling
-Anchor of WATE 6 On Your Side News at 4 and 5:30.
-Director of Storytelling training staff on skills and techniques for shooting, writing, and editing through a 10 session workshop.
-Oversees visual storytelling daily.
WPDE ABC 15 News (Myrtle Beach, SC)
Evening Anchor/Managing Editor/Investigative Journalist
October 2015-July 2020
-Anchor of ABC 15 News at 5,6,7 and 11 weekday evenings. Previously anchored Good Morning Carolinas Saturday and Sunday.
-MMJ/Reporter 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 anchor 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 and Heart Walk of the American Heart Association 2016-2019.
-Led media training at Horry Georgetown Technical College.
KLTV 7 News (Tyler, TX)
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 (Dallas, TX)
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.
WFAA Channel 8
January 2013-May 2013
KTVU Channel 2
San Francisco, CA
PBS “Down to Earth”
June 2011-January 2012
The Danville Weekly
2019 Southeast Emmy
“Officer Involved Shooting”
Breaking News Team Coverage
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
2012 RTDNA Pete Wilson Journalism Scholarship
Ethical and Responsible Journalism
2019, 2018, 2017 Sound of Life Storytelling Workshop
2019, 2016 Sinclair Boot Camp
2018 NPPA News Video Workshop
2016, 2012 RTDNA/SPJ Excellence in Journalism Conference
2016 SCBA Workshop with Boyd Huppert
National Press Photographers Association
Quarterly Clip Contest Entrant
News Video Workshop #Y58 Graduate
Radio Television Digital News Association
SMU Chapter President (2012-2013)
Two Time Regional Award Winner (2016)
Two Time Regional Award Finalist (2018)
Society of Professional Journalists
Regional Award Winner (2017)
American Heart Association Waccamaw Chapter
2019 Executive Leadership Team and Emcee
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Volunteer and Emcee
Therapy Dog Work
2019 Anderson Oaks Assisted Living
American Heart Association Tyler Chapter
2014 Heart Ball Sign Committee
2013 Heart Ball Auction Committee
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
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.
Southern Methodist University ’13
Major: Convergence Journalism Minor: Ethics