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PROFILE:Communications professional with a focus in television, public relations, and event planning.Experienced in line and news producing, executing live segments, booking live shots, conducting interviews, researching topics, writing press releases, and event planning/program management.  Works well in a fast-paced, team environment while remaining calm, focused and respectful of others. Excels when faced with tight deadlines.

Work experience

Apr 2009Jan 2014

Communications Specialist

Philadelphia Federation of Teachers
  • Created and implemented communications and outreach strategies to promote department mission and activities; resulted in an increase in program participation and public visibility
  • Produced promotional videos for educational conferences and workshops
  • Wrote educational articles and designed professional development promotional material for newsletter and other correspondence
  • Wrote and edited presentations, press releases, promo materials, mailings, and webpage content
  • Researched educational topics and prepared testimony to present to PA State Education Committee
  • Coordinated and managed PFT’s City Council Endorsement Campaign; conducted interviews; organized “Meet the Candidates” membership meeting; made recommendations to PFT president
  • Organized and executed annual 5-day New Teacher Induction Program for hundreds of members; trained and oversaw all staff and interns
  • Planned and provided on-site management for educational programs, conferences, and other events, managing all logistics, vendors, and contracts while staying within approved budget
  • Designed and executed focus groups and follow-up communication for program/event evaluation
Mar 2007Jan 2009

News/Line/Segment Producer

CN8, The Comcast Network
    • Formatted and produced several news hits for the live two hour morning television show that reached ten million homes in the Delaware Valley
    • Line produced two-hour morning television program as necessary, taking show from concept to air
    • Practiced strong news judgment on a daily basis, selecting content for on air and online news stories
    • Coordinated live coverage of newsworthy events and breaking news
    • Ordered and edited graphics
    • Developed sources nationally/internationally to identify topical guests for breaking news
    • Produced election 2008 segments and daily news blocks 
    • Produced various lifestyle packages and segments targeting families, seniors, finance, and legal issues
    • Created and updated content for the CN8 website to attract online viewers
Mar 2006Feb 2007

Associate Producer

CN8, The Comcast Network
  • Developed content and produced breaking news cut-ins for viewers
  • Wrote and produced stories, human interest packages, and segments to inform audience on issues that impacted them
  • Produced daily “Video On Demand” newscasts that reached millions of homes in the tri-state area
  • Researched and wrote stories for the 7pm and 10pm newscasts while assisting field reporters
Jan 2005Feb 2006

Writer and Production Assistant

CN8, The Comcast Network
  • Wrote stories for the anchors and reporters for the 7pm and 10pm newscasts
  • Assisted with all assignment desk duties and filled in for assignment editor
Oct 2004Jan 2005

Production Assistant

KYW-TV, Channel 3
  • Assisted in all aspects of producing, newsgathering, and researching for the 4:00pm, 6:00pm, and 11:00pm newscasts.
Jun 2003Jan 2005

Production Assistant

Mayor's Commission on Technology
  • Wrote press releases, public service announcements, and all outgoing correspondence for the webcast television show, Philadelphia’s Got IT!
  • Planned conferences, promotional events, and special appearances promoting Philadelphia’s Got IT!


FOX 29 Philadelphia
  • Worked with news desk staff to listen to scanners, follow up on developing stories, and obtain breaking news information
  • Shadowed reporters and/or photographers in the field, providing assistance for live news shots; completed interviews and selected strong soundbites for VOSOTs and packages


Dave Schrader

Dave Schrader was the executive producer for CN8's "Your Morning" show during my time as a news, segment, and line producer.

Rosalind Johnson


Aug 1999May 2003

Bachelors Degree