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Apr 2009Present

New York-based Independent Contractor

•Served as Mets beat reporter for week-long stint that included Gary Sheffield's 500th home run, Citi Field's inaugural game and Mike Pelfrey's tendinitis news.• Fill in as a head beat reporter for Yankees and Mets game as well as visiting teams to the New York area. • Coverage includes previews, gamers, sidebars and feature stories. • Conduct original player interviews and off day content as necessary.

May 2009Present

Editorial Producer,

Major League Baseball Advanced Media

•Write, produce and edit content for Minor League Baseball's official website, as well as Minor League material on • Create graphics and photos to accompany stories  • Use CMS programs to update and publish Affiliate pages• Write original headlines and captions • Monitor multiple games and write stories in a tight, deadline-driven environment.

Feb 2008Nov 2008

Associate Reporter, Tampa Bay Rays

Major League Baseball Advanced Media

•Served as the back-up Rays beat writer from Spring Training until the World Series, generating more than 900 bylines.Coverage included game stories, notebooks, previews, sidebars and features for Major League Baseball’s official website, which generates around four million online hits a day.•Had clips selected to represent the Rays media in the American League Championship Series and World Series official programs.•Fill-in beat reporter for nine different teams, including the playoff-bound Angels, Red Sox, and White Sox.•Did live, on -field Rays’ previews for MLB.TV.•Created and published original player blogs, photo galleries and midseason and end of the year reports.

Aug 2007Dec 2007

Part Time Prep Sports Reporter & Stringer

•Wrote/Reported on 4-5 stories per week including a roundup of local college athletes, game stories and prep sports feature pieces. •Selected area “Dream Team” for fall/winter sports and edited and laid out corresponding pages.• Built agate material for Web publishing programs on accelerated deadline, interpreted and structured press releases and revised early-edition copy.•Formulated digest items using Adobe In Copy, Adobe Page Design and Quark systems.

Jun 2007Aug 2007

Sports Reporting Institute Assistant/Sports Writing Intern

Orlando Sentinel

•Created, organized and executed plans for 20 Orlando-area students. •Facilitated program coverage of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers training campand promoted program coverage directly with the Deputy Sport Editor.•Based on exceptional performance, was promoted to the newspaper's first sports summer intern, writing local sports and community features.

Sep 2006Dec 2006

Sports/Community Intern

Falls-Church News Press

• Editorial duties for Northern Virginia's top weekly newspaper included game stories,  sports roundups, community features, and restaurant reviews. •Edited copy and used Adobe InDesign and Quark to create pages for publication.•Used digital camera to edit and upload original photos to accompany Sports, Reviews and Local Community sections.

Sep 2006Dec 2006

Student Journalist

National Journalism Center

•Attended, analyzed and reviewed weekly political debates in our nation's capitol through rigorous training program held inside the National Press Club•Successfully completed course in Computer-Assisted Reporting. •Learned to AP-style stories on breaking deadline.

Online Sports Journalist

Multimedia Reporter/Anchor


Broadcast Experience

Education & Activities

My Social Network Pages



Paul Bodi, former Executive East Editor,

(404) 271-3321

Bill Chastain, beat writer, Tampa Bay Ray 

(813) 390-5654

Eric Adelson, Freelance writer/former ESPN senior writer                                                               

(407) 839-1762

Marc Topkin, St. Petersburg Times sports reporter

 (727) 420-3086

Lynn Hoppes, Sports Editor, Orlando Sentinel                                                           

(407) 420-5122

Geoff Kimmerly, Prep Sports Editor, Lansing State Journal

(517) 377-1252

Newspaper Clips

Interests & Pursuits

  • Avid half-marathon and 10K runner,with charitable races benefitting the following organizations:

Thursday's Child. Makes dreams come true for terminally ill children at no cost.

The MATC Foundation. Provides educational assistance to students.

CARE. Works to help empower women and families in the fight against poverty by making lasting change in their communities.

  • Tae Kwon Do student. Trained in martial arts for more than 10 years, with a third-degree red belt. The position is just one away from black belt, and is the second-highest rank.


EXPERT (3 + years)

  • Microsoft: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Outlook
  • Adobe: InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat Reader
  • Flash
  • Quark
  • Windows Media Player
  • Sony, Lexio, Casio Digital Camera & Accompanying Software
  • Various Web Research Programs

PROFICIENT (1-2 years)

  • Adobe Audition
  • Sony Sound Forge
  • Linear/Non Linear Editing
  • CMS programs
  • HTML Code
  • Picasa
  • Media Direct
  • Dell Webcam
  • WordPress