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Work experience

Nov 2010Feb 2014

Dual Editor

AOL/Huffington Post Media Group/ Patch.com
  • Founding local editor of the Manassas Park Patch, one of more than 900 vibrant hyper-local online news sites in the U.S.
  • Writes, edits and manages daily content for 24-hour Web publication
  • Contributes content to Aol Inc. national homepage and Huffington Post.
  • Reports and aggressively pursues local government, law enforcement, schools and business stories
  • Manages a staff of freelancers and local bloggers
  • Processes payroll, schedules stories and updates story budget
  • Works with a close-knit team of local editors, field editors and regional editors within Patch
  • Manages four social media accounts to promote news items and engage readers in the community. 
Dec 2006Nov 2010

Digital Journalist

(Florence) Morning News-Media General

  • Wrote and reported public safety, crime and legal news for three media platforms: Print, Web and broadcast 
  • Shot still photos and video for website, Scnow.com and CBS affiliate WBTW News13
Jan 2006May 2006

Reporter and editor

The Carolina Reporter
The Carolina Reporter is part of the required senior semester journalism practicum offered through the University of South Carolina's School of Journalism and Mass Communications. During my time at the Carolina Reporter, I covered a wide range of stories on students,area residents and business leaders.
Aug 2005May 2006

Freelancer for The (Columbia) State Newspaper

The McClatchy Company

Covered all sports, but focused primarily on high school football

Education

Enterprise Stories

Summary

  • New media journalist and who works with both speed and enterprise on a range of topics. I am skilled not only at telling stories for multiple platforms, but also at using social media to engage audiences and extend the reach of my organization's work.
  • Founding Local Editor for game-changing and innovative upstart company, Patch.com, a part of the vibrant Huffington Post Media Group and online giant, AOL Inc. 
  • Versatile and engaging courts and crime reporter with a knack for turning complicated law matters into readable stories.  I am especially skilled at building and maintaining relationships on my beat and going one step further than the competition to land a great story.

Awards

2013- Press Honor Roll in Recognition for Fair and Balanced Reporting-Virginia School Board Association 

2010-Third Place-Best Enterprise Story-South Carolina Press Association 

2009-Best Journalist-Florence Morning News/WBTW News 13

Politics

Crime and Legal Reporting

Community News

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