Work History

Work History
Jul 2009 - Present

The Ehrhardt Group- Vice President

The Ehrhardt Group is a New Orleans-based public relations firm with a service area across the Gulf South.

Jul 2007 - Present

Focus Group Testing- Director

Responsible for designing, launching and marketing full-service focus group facility in downtown New Orleans.  I supervise all research clients, focus group projects and recruiting efforts for the facility.

Mar 2007 - Jul 2009

The Ehrhardt Group- Senior Consultant

Responsible for leading media training and crisis communications for The Ehrhardt Group. Served as senior media relations strategist for firm's public sector clients who are actively involved in the rebuilding and recovery of education, health care, criminal justice and housing services in New Orleans.

Jun 2006 - Mar 2007

NBC News Bureau New Orleans- Senior Producer

Supervised the editorial production of news stories along the Gulf Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. This involved researching, writing and/or producing stories for NBC Nightly News, Today, MSNBC, CNBC and NBC News Channel.  Responsible also for contributing original content to The Daily Nightly blog.

Dec 2003 - Jun 2006

Weekend Today- Senior Producer

Worked as one of two senior managers responsible for supervision of the editorial content, guest booking and live production for Weekend Today.

Jun 2001 - Dec 2003

MSNBC- Senior Producer

Developed multiple hours of original news and documentary programming and created network's strategic coverage plans in the aftermath of 9/11. Also responsible for creating original primetime programming. 

Jun 1999 - Jun 2001

CNBC- Senior Producer

Created, produced and supervised nationally broadcast show, "Early Today."

Oct 1994 - Jun 1999

WFTS-TV- Asst. News Director/News Director

Created, launched and managed local news operation for WFTS-Tampa.

Jul 1989 - Oct 1994

KCBS-TV, Los Angeles- News Producer
1992 - 1994

WDIV-TV, Detroit- News Producer
1991 - 1993

WKRC-TV, Cincinnati- News Producer
1992 - 1992

WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh- News Producer
1989 - 1991

WSYX-TV, Columbus- News Producer

Education

Education
Aug 1988 - Jul 1989

The Ohio State University- Columbus, Ohio

Master of Arts

Journalism

Sep 1984 - Jun 1988

Clarkson University- Potsdam, New York

Bachelor of Science

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