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Experience:

WPDE ABC 15 News
Evening Anchor/Managing Editor/Investigative Journalist
October 2015-Present
DSC_7200-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 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 and Heart Walk of the American Heart Association 2016-2018.
-Led media training at Horry Georgetown Technical College.

KLTV 7 News
Anchor/Reporter/MMJ/Producer
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
Staff Writer
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.

Internships:

WFAA Channel 8
Dallas, TX
News Intern
January 2013-May 2013

KTVU Channel 2
San Francisco, CA
News Intern
Summer 2012

PBS “Down to Earth”
Dallas, TX
Production Intern
June 2011-January 2012

The Danville Weekly
Danville, CA
Feature Intern
Summer 2008

Awards:

2019 First Place RTDNAC Anchor Team of the Year
“Anchor Team of the Year”
Click here to view Summer’s anchor reel.

2019 RTDNAC General News by an MMJ
(Results Pending)
“The Rescue”
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2019 Southeast Emmy Award Nominee Investigative Report
“The Domino Effect”
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2019 Southeast Emmy Awards EMMA Honorable Mention Investigative Report
“The Domino Effect”
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2019 Southeast Emmy Awards EMMA Honorable Mention General Assignment
“The Rescue”
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2018 First Place RTDNAC Anchor Team of the Year 
“Anchor Team of the Year”
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2018 First Place RTDNAC General News
“The Domino Effect”
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2017 South Carolina Broadcasters Association STAR Award
“North Myrtle Beach Fire”
Click here to view the Facebook Live that helped earn first place in the Convergence Coverage Category.

2016 First Place RTDNAC General Assignment by an MMJ
“Brittanee Drexel Talk of the Town”
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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

ANCHOR

Continuing Education:

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

Organizations:

National Press Photographers Association
2017-Present
Quarterly Clip Contest Entrant
News Video Workshop #Y58 Graduate

Radio Television Digital News Association
May 2010-Present
SMU Chapter President (2012-2013)
Two Time Regional Award Winner (2016)
Two Time Regional Award Finalist (2018)

Society of Professional Journalists
June 2017-Present
Regional Award Winner (2017)

Volunteer Work:

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

CercleSocial
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.

Education:

Southern Methodist University ’13
Dallas, TX
Major: Convergence Journalism Minor: Ethics

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