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Specialties

  • Reporter
  •  MMJ
  •  Anchor

Recent Assignments

  • Spectrum News Network (formerly Time Warner), Raleigh, NC (September 2013-Present)
    • Digital Journalist
    • Solely responsible for covering Durham/Chapel Hill beat as part of 24th largest television DMA.
    • Maintain a large social media presence.
    • Able to establish and maintain contacts to daily enterprise story ideas.
    • Shoot, write, edit, and deliver packages and live reports for North Carolina’s
      only 24-hour cable local news station, reaching over 1 millions homes.

 

  • Digital Journalist, WJTV News Channel 12, Jackson, MS (May 2010- August 2013)
    • Responsible for developing story ideas as well as shooting, writing, and editing multiple packages for
      the station’s different media platforms.
    • Provided live coverage for the station’s newscasts.
    • Assisted producers in creating and executing newscasts.

 

  • Freelance Reporter, WJTV News Channel 12 Jackson, MS (June 2007- May 2010)
    • Worked with the news team on live coverage of major events such as the General Election;
      Carmichael, MS Pipeline Explosion; and Yazoo County Tornado Coverage.

 

  • Anchor/Reporter/Producer, WHLT CBS 22 News Hattiesburg, MS (June 2007-May 2010)
    • Single-handedly covered the Hattiesburg area, including six counties.
    • Served as the sole reporter, producer, photographer, assignment editor, and anchor for the station.
    • Responsible for finding, shooting, writing, and editing five to seven stories daily.

 

  • Reporter, Capital News Service College Park, MD (August 2006- December 2006)
    • Covered Baltimore City for the university’s highly newscast. Wrote, shot, and edited many of my
      packages.

Skills

  • Lexis-Nexis
  •  iNews
  •  ENPS
  •  Avid
  •  Dalet
  •  Final Cut Pro
  •  EDIUS
  •  Grass Valley
  •  Linear editing
  •  Videography

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Investigative News Reporting, Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters Award, 2011.
  • Achievement Award, WJTV April Tornado, Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters Award, 2011.
  • Best Spot News Reporting, Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters Award, 2010.
  • Best General News Reporting, Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters Award, 2010.

Community Involvement

  • Member, National Association of Black Journalists, 2003-present
  • Member, Triangle Association of Black Journalists, 2013-present

Education

  • University of Maryland, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, College Park, MD.
    • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Criminology-Criminal Justice.

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