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Work experience

Nov 2009Present

Sports Reporter

The Saginaw News

We cover 45 high schools, several colleges and other local sports. Cover various prep, college and local events, writing preview, deadline and feature articles and maintain a web first mentality, using Also handled the bowling beat in bowling-rich Saginaw, including writing a weekly column with bowling notes and scores.

Participated in our award-winning "Live Huddle" chats during Friday night football games and Tuesday and Friday night games during basketball season.

Also have experience taking, editing and uploading my own videos, as well as taking pictures at various events.

Mar 2008Apr 2009

Sports Reporter/Copy Editor

Western Herald

Worked as a sports reporter and copy editor for the Western Herald, which is the student-run newspaper at Western Michigan University. Covered the WMU football and hockey beats in my year as a reporter and also tackled other various assignments, including writing features, previews and recaps for several WMU sports.

Worked as a copy editor, checking articles for AP Style errors, helping with page layout and making sure the paper was complete before putting it to bed every night. Also was apart of the editorial board at the newspaper, writing focused editorial articles and taking stances on other issues at Western Michigan University.


Apr 2009

Bachelor's of Science

Western Michigan University


Hugh Bernreuter

Sara Waisanen

Paul Neumeyer



- Apart of sports team that received third place in the best community engagement category from the Michigan AP Editiorial Association for live chatting of high school football and basketball on

- 2009 Sports Reporter of the Year at Western Herald


Cover It Live- Conducted cooperative and solo chats, covering high school and college events.Adobe InDesign- Experience using the program and designing pages.Movable Type, Wordpress- Have used several different blogging platforms, including uploading photos and videos into posts.


- High school reporting platform, plugging in scores, stats, schedules, players and game previews and recaps for area high schools. Extensive experience using all different area of the tool.

SCC, News Edit Pro

- Experience using our newspaper's budgeting system for scheduled articles for print media. Also experience using our filing and archive system.