April 2017 - Present
Shot general assignment, breaking news, features and sweeps pieces. Pitched stories during morning news meetings. Edited packages using Avid Media Composer. Ran graphics generator, audio and studio cameras for WDRB In The Morning on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Managed personal social media feed with breaking stories and live-tweeting during major press events.
Editor, Photographer & On-call Reporter
WBKO 13 News
Sept. 2015 - April 2017
Edited content for newscasts using Edius. Shot news stories, then wrote and edited stories for newscasts. Fronted stories for Saturday and Sunday evening newscasts. Posted content from newscasts to the station’s website and social media pages.
Master Control Operator
May 2015 - Sept. 2015
Monitored WBKO’s ABC, Fox and CW channels. Troubleshooted technical problems with the feeds. Ingested and segmented content to be aired on the television stations.
Marketing Team Leader - Volunteer
Vineyard Bowling Green
March 2016 - April 2017
Established marketing plan. Created website using Squarespace. Shot photos & videos and designed graphics with Adobe Lightroom & Premiere for online promotional purposes. Operated audio board for worship services.
Barnes-Campbell Hall Resident Assistant
Western Kentucky University Housing & Residence Life
Jan. 2014 - May 2014
Scheduled and coordinated events for residents. Resolved roommate conflicts and built community among residents inside the building. Represented residence hall and answered phone calls while working at front desk.
Volunteer - Short-Term Media Associate
Emergency Response Services for Latin America
May 2014 - Aug. 2014
Shot and created multi-media content - photos, video and graphics - to be used on social media and advertising for an NGO that trained fire-fighters in a third world setting. Created a social media plan for posting content online. Lived in Esteli, Nicaragua with a host-family that spoke only Spanish.
Student Staff Writer & Video Reporter
The Stallion Newspaper
Jan. 2014 - May 2014
Wrote for student newspaper. Awarded 2nd place for Best Investigative Piece in Georgia College Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. Helped in establishing The Stallion’s video presence through shooting video stories and laying out the studio. Set up and operated May 2014 commencement live simulcast.
First Baptist Church of Tifton Media Ministry
Oct. 2013 - June 2014
Set up and striked equipment before and after worship services. Directed worship services, ran audio and operated cameras for live TV broadcast. Troubleshooted issues arising during pre-production and services.
Education & Certifications
Western Kentucky University (Aug. 2014 - May 2017)
B.A. Broadcasting (TV/Film Production Concentration), International Business Minor, 3.4 GPA
Study abroad: International Marketing in Florence, Italy
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (Aug. 2012 - May 2014)
A.A. Journalism & Mass Communications, 3.46 GPA
2013 Discipline Award & Top Journalism Student