Work experience

Work experience
Feb 2008 - Present

Assignment Editor / Web Producer


  • Conceptualized, designed, & maintain 'Virtual Assignment Desk':
  • Conduct afternoon editorial meetings, generate original content for newscasts, & pair crews.
  • Regularly complete beat checks, story set-up, fact checking, and story research.
  • Work closely with web producers to quickly move content to station website along with writing content.
  • Coordinate live/satellite arrangements and bookings for field crews.
  • [Contact: Suzanne Black (News Director) 512.490.2199]

    Jun 2004 - Feb 2008

    Assignment Editor / Web Producer

    WZZM 13 News

             Assignment Editor/Web Producer, WZZM-TV Grand Rapids, MI. [6/04 to 2/08]   

    • Produced news content for station website.
    • HTML editing, FTP Up/Down content, Video editing & encoding, & Webpage creation
    • Set up stories, made beat checks, compiled day sheets, & monitored scanners.
    • Tuned in live shots and coordinated video feeds.
    • Avid i-NEWS Super User (System Administrator), Crispin Automation, Troll System management.
    [Contact: Tim Geraghty (News Director) or Chuck Mikowski (Director of Engineering) 616.559.1405]
    Sep 2000 - Jun 2004

    Desk Producer / Master Control Operator

    Texas Cable News

           Desk Producer/Master Control Operator, TXCN  Dallas, TX. [9/00-6/04]   

    • Assignments coordinator, Researching & News Gathering from BELO Texas cluster meeting point.
    • Interfaced with KHOU, KVUE, KENS, BELO DC, and WFAA TV.
    • Video distribution/capture, Editing (Clip Edit), server management, archiving and compiling of news stories.
    • Booking , guest coordination, production, camera operator for 'Family Time Show' & 'Monday's With Mattie.'
    • On air digital server management (Louth, Seachange, Flexi-cart).
    • Information ticker monitoring (Angus, Collage).
    • Segmenting and commercial ingestion (Betacam SX, DG systems, Pathfire), commercial production.
    • Routing video sources, 24 hour satellite transmission, commercial zone management.

      [Contact: Steve Ackerman (News Director) or David Boyd (Chief Engineer) 214.977.4511]

    Mar 1999 - Jun 2000

    Master Control Operator

    ABC 7 - KVIA TV

            Master Control Operator, KVIA-TV El Paso, TX.  [3/99-6/00]       

    • On-air digital server management (Louth, HP On Air).
    • ABC network affiliate operations.
    • Commercial ingestion, routing video sources, FCC monitoring of tower, dubbing.
    • Avid editing, live photographer, live shoot coordinator.

    [Contact: Ozzie Carrillo (Photographer) 915.496.7777 ext. 1549]



    May 2002 - Present


    Dallas Baptist University

    I currently have 12 credits remaining to complete my Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications.

    Training materials





    News Manager

    Innergize Digital media
    May 2005 - Present

    i-News Super User

    Jan 2004 - Present

    Office 2003

    Jan 2004 - Present

    Lonestar Chapter

    May 2005 - May 2006


    Investigative Reporters and Editors