Education

Education
Sep 2011 - May 2015

Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism

Wayne State University

Journalism Institute for Media Diversity-Professional Honors Program

Internships include: WDIV-TV (Local NBC affiliate), WJBK (Local FOX News affiliate) and 101.9 WDET (Local NPR affiliate)

Reporter Work Samples

Producer Work Samples

Print and Radio Work Samples

Work History

Work History
Sep 2015 - Present

Student Activities Coordinator

Wayne State University, Dean of Students Office

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Assist student organizations with activities funding. 
  • Create new community service opportunities for university students. 
  • Assist in the creation of daily activities for university students.
Oct 2015 - Present

Producer/Editor/Writer

WWJ Newsradio 950
  • Creating and filling newscasts for the Weekend Night shift. 
  • Conducting Interviews and editing soundbites for air. 
  • Creating and writing news stories for air. 
Jun 2015 - Dec 2015

Content Producer

Naturalicious.net

Naturalicious.net is a natural hair and beauty website focused on giving women the "freedom to be beautiful." The site offers natural, fair trade and organically sourced hair care products. Naturalicious.net is the inventor of the "ONE hour or less, wash to ready-to-style" hair routine, which helps women cut down on the time it takes to wash and style their natural hair.

Content Producer duties include but aren't limited to:

  • Generating and pitching ideas for the weekly and lifestyle-centric blog. 
  • Creating a monthly social media schedule for the company's Facebook and Instagram pages, as well as write and post content to these major social media channels.
May 2015 - Jun 2015

Social Media Team Field Producer

Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix

As a part of coursework at Wayne State University, students were hand selected to work with Detroit-based marketing company Otto Detroit to power the Detroit Grand Prix's social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Periscope and YouTube).

Field Producer duties included but not limited to:

  • Video coverage (shooting and editing) of events leading up to Race Day. 
  • Contributing content (pictures and videos) for the Grand Prix's Facebook, Twitter and Facebook pages.
  • Creating video content for the Grand Prix's YouTube page. 
  • Coordinating guest and driver interviews. 
Jan 2015 - Dec 2015

On Air Personality

Sister 2 Sister Radio

Sister 2 Sister Radio is an internet show I host. It airs Mondays at 3 p.m. on WAYN Radio, Wayne State University's student-run station. I serve as the host and producer. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Research and set topics
  • Producing segments including writing all content and interview questions
  • Researching, selecting and booking guests with focus on diverse range of voices
  • Creating the music playlists for the shows
  • On air program host including conducting Interviews
  • Social Media Promotion
Jan 2014 - Apr 2014

Assignment Desk Intern

WDIV-TV Local 4

Assignment Desk Intern duties included but not limited to:

  • Coordinating guest arrivals with producers
  • On-camera exercises
  • Interview prep
  • Answering the assignment desk calls
Sep 2013 - Dec 2013

Community Service Intern

WJBK FOX 2 News Detroit

Community Service Intern duties included but not limited to:

  • Served as field producer for Gleaners Community Food Bank’s PSA campaign productions
  • Special Project: The Holiday Giving Guide – Responsible for compiling annual database of non-profits and their wish list
  • Assisted field producers at American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk 4 hour live coverage 
  • Wrote scripts for PSAs for Fight for Air Climb 
  • Management of website content: Facebook events calendar
Jan 2013 - Jul 2013

Newsroom Intern

101.9 WDET Detroit Public Radio

Newsroom Intern duties included but not limited to:

  • Research and Generated story ideas
  • wrote scripts for the morning and evening newscasts
Jan 2015 - May 2015

Editorial Intern

B.L.A.C. Detroit Magazine

Research and write for this major glossy publication focused on the Detroit African American community, issues and events

Assisted the Editor with daily operations of the magazine, including:

Jan 2014 - Dec 2014

Associate Producer

Metro Arts Detroit

Metro Arts Detroit is an arts and entertainment based show, shot and produced at Wayne State University. It airs on Detroit Public Television in a Top 11 market.

Associate Producer duties are but no limited to:

  • Researching, selecting and booking guests with focus on diverse range of voices
  • Produce guest segments including  creating questions for interviews
  • Field reporting and editing on show 314
Sep 2011 - Dec 2013

Correspondent and Arts and Entertainment Editor

The South End

Correspondent duties included but not limited to:

  • Creating print news content for the weekly and quarterly publications
  • Creating multimedia video content for TSE website (reporting on camera, shooting, producing and editing)

Served as Arts and Entertainment Editor from May 2013 until December 2013.

Duties included but not limited to:

  • Creating content for the weekly and quarterly publications.
  • Creating a weekly list of story ideas
  • Managing a team of 5+ writers
  • Editing stories with AP style guidelines
Aug 2014 - Jul 2015

PR and Marketing Student Assistant

Wayne State University School of Business Administration
  • Generate concepts, write and post content on major social media sites (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Flickr)
  • Create and edit news content for the Business School's website, including student and faculty profiles
May 2012 - Aug 2012

Michigan Chronicle Neighborhoods Day Correspondent

ARISE! Detroit

Correspondent duties included but not limited to:

  • Pre-coverage of organizations participating in Neighborhoods Day
  • Day of coverage of Neighborhoods Day
Aug 2014 - Aug 2014

Election Night Stringer

Associated Press

Worked as an AP Stringer for the Detroit Primary Elections in August of 2014. Stationed at the Detroit Elections Building, duties included:

-Gathering election results as they came in.
-Phoning in to the AP Elections Center with updates.
-Faxing final results to the AP Elections Center.

Sep 2014 - Sep 2014

Special News Correspondent

Auto Beat Group, LLC.

As a media partner for the 2014 ITS World Congress, Auto Beat Group, LLC., needed assistance in the coverage of the event.

As a Special News Correspondent, duties were but not limited to:

  • Pitching guest ideas
  • Coordinating interview times
  • Interview prep
  • On-camera interviews
Sep 2014 - Sep 2014

Production Assistant

MSNBC Morning Joe

MSNBC's "Morning Joe" talk show filmed a live show in Detroit, MI on Sept. 18, 2014. As a production assistant duties were but not limited to:

  • Coordinating guests' times of arrival
  • Coordinating talent
  • Assisting in the distribution of show rundown 

Memberships

  • Journalism Institute for Media Diversity, professional honors program (Alumni member)
  • Lambda Pi Eta, National Communications Honor Society (member)
  • National Association of Black Journalists
  • Wayne State University Math Corps College Success Center (Alumni member)
  • Wayne State University Marching Band (2011-2015)
  • Sister 2 Sister student organization: 2014-2015 President, Current Advisor

Skills

Skills

Read, write and speak basic French

Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint

Operating CMS Web Posting

Operating Final Cut Pro and Avid video editing software

Familiarity with iNews software

Operating Tricaster Switcher

Operating H4n and H1 Zoom Recorders

Operating Nikon D3100

Operating Canon XA-10, XA-20 and t2i