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Work experience

Jul 2001Oct 2008

News Director

WBEN-AM/Entercom Buffalo

Managed full time staff of 9, 5-part-timers and rotating interns; hired/trained staff; staff evaluations; daily editorial direction and staff assignments, which often changed hourly; crisis management--which entailed re-prioritizing assignments and changing editorial direction as mandated by conditions; "live" news anchor as needed; website content:  text, sound and photos, which were updated several times a day; phone and in-person contact with government, business, education, community, religious leaders to build trust/rapport with staff and broadcasting operations;  public relations outreach--i.e. particiapant in numerous panel discussions/workshops informing various public and private stakeholders how to best reach media and make their information appealing to reporters; minor budgetary input; equipment upgrades as needed; daily interaction with executive management within company; constant search of other sorruces of possible news input such as internet, newspapers, magazines for breaking news ideas and story generation; public relations--excellent phone and in-person skills with listening public; excellent public speaker/communicator/writer; calm and decisive in a crisis.

Jan 2005May 2005

Part-time Instructor

Medaille College

Part-time instructor of entry-level public speaking for local college--one semester.


News Director

WNED-AM/WNY Public Broadcasting

Hired, trained, scheduled staff (full and part-time, plus interns); daily editorial management; research, write, edit, produce news content for on-air delivery; "live" news anchor through afternoon drive; special reports/breaking news management/oversight--assign reporters, "live" break-in to scheduled programming when necessary;  crisis management--able to prioritize and re-prioritize as needed, often on an hourly basis; outreach to community, government, religious, business leaders to build rapport/trust with staff; public affairs programming, including long-form Q&A sessions with various cultural and government leaders.



St. Bonaventure University


Writing, editing
More than 2-decades experience writing for:  broadcast, on-line, speeches, public presentations and workshops, biographies, headline-style "infotainment".  Linear and digital editing; experince with audio and visual components for website, exceptional broadcast presence and public speaking talent; editing various copy formats for use on-air and on-line, including press releases and complex technical reports; memos and formal letters; information letters i.e. "how-to" letters that include information on joining and accessing radio station's storm closing system
Public Relations
Worked with public and non-profit agencies to guide them in producing copy that would interest media; guide public and non-profits on what media looks for, how to reach out to media and cultivate relationships; one-on-one skills with listening public in formal and informal settings such as panel discussions, radio station-sponsored events, outreach; work with government leaders on building strong relationships with radio station personnel at all levels


Polished media specialist and public relations professional seeking to join team of individuals committed to personal and personnel excellence...where experience is valued, but learning is treasured...where morality and integrity are the norm and not the exception;  Vast media experience!


People!  in all their quirky, creative, stoic and emotional glory..... research of all kinds--as long as there is something to learn....creataive arats such as crocheting and painting.....getting my hands dirty (in the literal and abstact sense)....MUSIC--the only way to really appreciate true fidelity--on vinyl!...