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Work experience

Apr 2010Nov 2010

Communications Director

Oakland Mayor's Race

Directed and assisted in communications, organized press conferences and coordinated media relations for Oakland Mayoral Candidate Rebecca Kaplan. Wrote news releases (click & scroll down to see press releases), media advisories, fact sheets, bios and other materials for print and online. Responded to phone calls and maintained press contacts.

Oct 2009Apr 2010

Legal News Blogger

Reuters

Lead writer for the Reuters social media team, developing blog posts and related content in the areas of legal news and information. Track legal and headline news and developments on a daily basis, using multiple information sources. Work with the social media team to optimize blog posts using best practices in tagging, keyword usage, headline creation, content optimization and basic SEO.

Nov 2007Jun 2009

Metro/Multimedia Reporter

Oakland Tribune

Write and report daily, front page, breaking news and feature stories about East Oakland.

Articles include coverage of crime and safety, affordable housing, youth, neighborhood issues and the African American community. Spearheaded and produced an award-winning series about teen prostitution in Oakland.

Apr 2007Jul 2007

Business and Tech Reporter

Red Herring

Write and report stories about mobile start-ups, funding announcements and industry trends.

Produce multimedia segments about technology and business news.

Jul 2005Apr 2007

Multimedia and Urban Affairs Reporter

Oakland Tribune

Worked as a multi-media reporter covering urban affairs. Wrote print and produced daily front page and online enterprise and breaking news stories.

Jul 2004Jan 2005

Staff Writer

Arizona Republic

Worked as an education reporter covering three school districts, including the largest elementary school district in the state. Wrote breaking news education, enterprise and trend stories. Responsible for regular front page and local articles as well as weekly community stories.

Sep 2002Jul 2004

Staff Writer

San Jose Mercury News

Worked as a community reporter covering six suburban cities. Wrote general assignment stories involving government, education and crime. Responsible for regular enterprise stories including news features and profiles.

Education

Skills

Software
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Multimedia skills; accomplished in the use of Flash, FinalCut Pro.
Language
Near fluency in French. 

References

Chris Miley

Kristin Bender

Rebecca Kaplan

Awards

PROJECTS

Certifications

Black Women Organized for Political Action (Member)

Democratic Organization

Volunteer

Journalism