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Senior Deputy Editor / Producer

WFAA-TV
2014Present

A leader of content overseeing operations across mobile and digital platforms in addition to acting as editor producer. Research, produce and write multi-media pieces covering hard news and local crime. I work with daily deadlines and my role continually evolves. 

This role is combined with social media responsibilites, including posting, moderating content and engaging with the community on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram daily. 

Currently working on a long-form Dying in Dallas series that puts focus on murder victims and why each of their stories matters to us all. The project includes a map pinpointing the locations of each death so far in the year 2016 within the city of Dallas. Each pin shows the face of the victim and the circumstances surrounding the death. The project not only urges us to care beyond our community boundaries, but points a finger back at the media and its lack of coverage when it comes to certain cases.

SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIST 

WFAA-TV
20112014

Manage WFAA-TV's social media accounts and am responsible for increasing reader engagement on Twitter, Facebook and other emerging online connectivity tools.  I utilize media rating tools such as Share Rocket and Crowdtangle to analyze metrics and create strategies to reach larger audiences. I helped launch WFAA's official Facebook and Twitter pages. I also create and manage pages for WFAA talent, monitoring content and community engagement. This role is in addition to my job as an online editor producer and digital journalist.

Co-owner/Graphic Designer

Pour le Corps Records
2010Present

Seek out local talent and release music digitally and in limited edition forms, including vinyl and cassette tapes. The national publication Impose Magazine, based out of Brooklyn, named Pour le Corps among the "Best Labels of 2012." (http://frontrow.dmagazine.com/2013/02/an-influential-brooklyn-based-website-names-overlooked-dallas-record-label-best-in-2012/)

In addition to releasing albums, I create the aesthetic look of the label, including  the design of the website and album covers. 

Editor Producer WFAA.com

Belo - WFAA-TV
Jun 20052011

Edit copy for the web, report on breaking news, and write long-term enterprise pieces for WFAA.com. 

I've won multiple awards for my multi-media work and contribution as part of the WFAA.com team, including two Edward R. Murrow awards and gold and silver w3 awards. During my time as an editor producer, my reporting and multi-media work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News, USA TODAY, and Tegna news sites across the nation.

I've also created multi-media pieces, which have included coverage of SXSW (video interviews with Devin the Dude, Zach Galifianakis), and profile pieces with figures such as Anderson Cooper.

Entertainment Writer

Fort Worth Weekly
20052006

Started as an intern reporter and transitioned into a writer on the entertainment team, where I covered the entertainment community in the Fort Worth area. 

Education

Journalism Bachelor of Arts: News EdiTorial 

The University of North Texas
19972003

Minor in Communication Design

Skills

SOCIAL MEDIA
PRODUCING
STORYTELLING
Research and Analysis
Editing
Reporting
Digital Journalism
Graphic Design
VIDEO EDITING

DyING IN DALLAS

DYING IN DALLAS

I'm currently working with our crime reporter, Tanya Eiserer, to cultivate a summer-long series on murders in Dallas. Together, we're searching for stories that highlight the violent crimes often ignored by media and the public. I've created a longform digital page to include videos and reports. I've also made a map that pinpoints the location and story behind each murder that's occurred in 2016 within the city of Dallas. We've dug deep to personalize these deaths in areas often weary of the media.

#BRINGTHEMHOME

NATIONAL MISSING CHILDREN'S DAY

A long-form report bringing awareness to missing children nationally, while focusing locally on the faces and stories of those who vanished without answers. I created an interactive map in which users can visually see the large amount of children missing across North Texas (clicking on pins placed in the cities in which they were last seen. Each pin gives specific details to a child's case, giving it a face and story). It was part of the #BringThemHome social campaign in which we teamed up with the The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children during their #RockOneSock initiative.

#SUPPORTTHESCRUBS

THE EBOLA CRISIS

I was a lead reporter as the Ebola crisis landed on Texas soil. I followed the story as it developed from the first case in the state to when Texas was cleared of the infectious disease. Our coverage was geared to sharing facts to curb fear and misinformation. I was also part of the team that created the social media awareness campaign #SupportTheScrubs, which turned into a trending national effort to support the nurses who put their lives on the line during the Ebola crisis. My work was published globally, including in USA TODAY and on PBS.