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Oct 2010Present

Freelance sports reporter

Gannett - Springfield News-Leader

- Regularly assigned to cover high school and college games and write feature stories on athletes in the Springfield area.

- Kept a live blog for the 2011 high school football season, where I gave score updates and sparked discussion about teams and players.

- Have gained experience writing under tight deadlines, which is often required for sporting events that do not end until 10 p.m. or later.

Sep 2008May 2011

Sports editor

Drury University - Drury Mirror

- Responsible for covering eight men's teams and nine women's teams for our weekly publication.

- Responsibilities also included page layout, photography, and giving regular updates via Twitter.

- Regularly assigned to cover breaking-news stories involving campus events.


Aug 2007Dec 2011

Integrated Media

Drury University

GPA: 3.3/4.0


- Graduated from Drury University with a degree in Integrated Media (Journalism and Broadcasting) on December 17, 2011.

- Freelance Reporter with the Springfield News-Leader since 2010.

- Sports editor and general assignment reporter for the Drury Mirror from 2008-2011.

- Proficient in InDesign, Final Cut Pro, Dreamweaver, MS Word, and Photoshop.

- Experience in web design, page layout, digital photography, video production, and various forms of social media.

Sports Features

Game Articles

News Articles

Investigative Reports



Seeking employment as a sports or news reporter.

* Willing to relocate ASAP.


Web design
I have created two websites ( and while taking two web communication classes at Drury University.   I learned the basics of HTML coding and gained further experience in design and editing photos.
News writing
Started writing news for the Drury Mirror during my senior year.
Social media
Have been engaged with Twitter, Facebook, and various blogs since 2007.
Page layout
Experience with page layout using InDesign.
Video production
Can shoot and edit video using Final Cut Pro.
Sports writing