A producer with over 14 years broadcast experience; focused on increasing the quality of programming through the use of intriguing content. Recently received a Masters in Arts Journalism at USC/Annenberg where I expanded my storytelling skills in the medium of Video. Has a proven ability for enhancing the depth and breadth of segments through narrated and non-narrative story-telling, using captivating sound elements and superior editing ability, increasing audience. Work in a fast-paced environment, developing, taping, scripting and mixing short and long-form pieces on a daily basis. Set standards of quality and consistency throughout the programming. Excels at working collaboratively within a team to create exciting, engaging content.
Aug 2008 - Present
A production company exploring contemporary issues through the lens of the arts.
Mar 2010 - Present
Supervisor - WCRX 88.1 FM
Oversee programming, imagine and content for WCRX 88.1 FM, Columbia College Chicago radio station.
- Work with students of the Radio Department to provide real world experience in the field of audio production, music programming.
- Develop their understanding of social media, Twitter, Facebook and blogging, to create an online audience for the work of the students and the station.
- Create and produce high quality weekly public affairs program 'The Process' using content created by radio majors.
May 2006 - Aug 2008
Coordination of multiple independent contributors and essayists in the area of arts; oversaw development of new story concepts, taping and production schedules while maintaining the highest quality of programming.
• Redeveloped and implemented a new format and concept behind the weekly arts program, incorporating content from other Chicago Public Radio programs into hour program, providing additional content at little additional cost, • Grew a community of listeners and artists, which was utilized in the creation and promotion of programming, including the Curated Series, resulting in one of the most subscribed station podcast. • Increased listenership by providing content to other programs, on-air web campaign and resulting in an increase sponsorship revenue by 50 percent.
Jan 2008 - May 2008
Columbia College Chicago – Instructor – Radio Interviewing Spring 2008
Taught the course Radio Interviewing for Radio and Broadcast Journalism Majors.
May 1999 - May 2000
Producer/Director Eight Forty-EightOversaw the live broadcast and developed original content for daily newsmagazine focused on the Chicago Region.
• Honed first person narrative and non-narrative storytelling skills, producing long- and short-form pieces, as well as breaking-news segments, to provide depth and variety for the audience.• Responsible for the innovative programming of well received productions. Working with senior management, editor and reporters, creating several hour-long specials, expanding the life of collected interviews throughout the schedule.
Director• Provided daily oversight, direction and critical decision-making during live broadcasts, ensuring seamless broadcast quality. • Developed Internship program for Eight Forty-Eight, coordinating research and training the art of production and editing of segments, providing clear guidance and feedback to provide direct mentoring to interns.
Feb 1998 - Apr 1999
LesBiGay Radio - WSBC 1240 AM & WCFJ 1470 AM
Coordinated a broad range of interviews for weekday program dedicated to the GLBT community.• Developed programming content through conducting on-air and field interviews and edited and produced host segments.
Sep 1996 - Feb 1998
WBBM 780 AM
• Developed news judgment in fast-paced breaking news environment through following up on leads and confirming information prior to assignment of story to reporter.
Aug 2008 - May 2009
Masters of Arts Specialized Journalism (The Arts)
University of Southern California
A program for midcareer journalist professionals wanting a deeper understand of a specific topic to enhance reporting, including classes in USC School of Cinematic Arts and School of Architecture.
• Shot, scripted and edited television report for masters project on an artistic trend to utilize antiquated technologies as their medium, blending them with modern tools, pushing the limits, learning respect for the original medium and skills; showing the intellectual challenge of working ones mind differently.• Created the non-narrative documentary Science by Fire on UC-Irvine scientific glassblower Jorg Meyer’s retirement, distilling the complex issue of how this venerable scientific institution will conduct experiments differently once this integral designer of scientific tools leaves. • Edited teaser, wrote treatment and developed budget for distribution of the documentary Bubble Daze, a story of Bubble Enthusiasts from around the world who seek to set a world record.• Focused on cutting edge technologies to successfully gather and disseminate information; utilizing mediums like Twitter and RSS feeds as well as social networking and blogging to create better content and expand audience reach.
Sep 1995 - May 1996
Classes in radio production to complement Bachelors degree.
Aug 1990 - Dec 1992
A dual B.S. in Journalism and Speech/Rhetorical Communications