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Education
Bachelor of Journalism
University of Missouri
Media Convergence
May 2009

Media Experience
Reporter, KCUR Public Radio, May 2014-present
» Reported breaking news and features on politics, municipal issues and education for broadcast and digital
» Made regular contributions to on-air talk shows
» Used social media to report breaking news
» Launched Aging in Place, a series about how Kansas City is meeting the needs of an expanding senior population

StateImpact Indiana Journalist, WFIU Public Radio, May 2012-April 2014
» Reported, edited and produced bi-weekly features on the impact of education policy in the classroom
» Created original content and curated posts for a daily news blog
» Launched a web series focusing on reader questions about new Common Core academic standards
» Won Edward R. Murrow awards in three consecutive years for best news documentary, best online news site audio and best website

News Editor, The Examiner, July 2010-April 2012
» Copy edited stories and designed pages for a 14,000 circulation daily newspaper in suburban Kansas City
» Uploaded content to the website and mobile messaging service
» Oversaw production of health tab, reader submitted news section, city guide and other special publications
» Worked with a team that won 20 Missouri Press Association awards in 2011

Producer, KBIA-FM, August 2009-July 2010
» Reported spot news and features for mid-Missouri NPR affiliate
» Anchored afternoon newscasts
» Produced a weekly eight-minute segment exploring science, health and technology

Intern, State Journal-Register, May-August 2009
» Covered news, sports and features for a daily newspaper with weekday circulation of 55,000
» Reported on severe mine subsidence in Benld, Ill., that led to the closure of the district’s only elementary school
» Contributed to Springfield’s Own, a magazine published by the State Journal-Register

Intern, Associated Press, September-December 2008
» Wrote briefs, spot news and features from the London bureau
» Contributed reporting on the financial crisis from the City
» Reported on the closure of the Waterford-Wedgwood plant in Stoke-on-Trent after more than two decades of operation

Flash Quote Reporter, Olympic News Service, August 2008
» Interviewed athletes in the mixed zone after the cycling road race competitions during the 2008 Olympic Games
» Worked with an international team of reporters and editors to file time sensitive news releases at Worker’s Stadium

Reporter, Columbia Missourian, August 2007-May 2008
» Produced multimedia for the education beat
» Served as writer, editor and photographer for Vox, a weekly city magazine with a circulation of 15,000
» Reported from the state capitol on Colleen Coble, a local women’s rights advocate and lobbyist

Skills
Audio
» Adobe Audition
» Audacity
» Cool Edit Pro
» Soundslides

Design
» Adobe Flash Catalyst
» Adobe Illustrator
» Adobe InDesign
» CSS
» QuarkXPress

Research
» Health and science literacy
» Education policy
» Multimedia in financial reporting
» Social media for public broadcasters
» Student media law

Web
» Public Newsroom
» Verve Mobile
» Zope for Media
» WordPress

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