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Summary

An accomplished reporter who has made the transition into managing a newsroom as it moves into the digital-first era. 

Work experience

Mar 2014Present

Digital City Editor

The Herald News

Combining the responsibilities of the traditional city editor with the growing focus on being digital first, this position requires me to be the primary assigner of stories for seven full-time reporters, scheduling two photographers and creating the daily budget. Those responsibilities merge with my role of using analytics to guide story choices, posting and responding to stories on social media channels, and .....

Along with my primary position, I'm also an award-winning columnist focusing on politics who regularly represents the paper on television, radio and web outlets. Also coordinated and moderated debates and forums.

Mar 2013Mar 2014

News Editor

The Herald News

Planned all Sunday A1 content and advance special projects, including election coverage. Assisted with planning of daily paper. Supplemented reporters in the field by providing a social media presence primarily on Twitter. Coordinated and moderated debates and forums.  

Aug 2004Mar 2013

Reporter

The Herald News

An award-winning reporter in the fields of education, government and politics. Covered races from the local to the state level, schools as they became the worst in the state to among the best and using respect earned through the position to become embedded in schools to provide readers with an inside view of their school system. Uncovered corrupt spending that led to policy and changes and the resignation.of a school board leader. 

Along with providing in-depth beat coverage I integrated social media into my daily habits to provide breaking news and connect with readers. 

Jun 2004Aug 2004

Assistant Weekend Editor

The Westerly Sun

Copyedited and designed weekend edition pages, along with weekly celebrations page. Covered breaking news on weekends and provided feature coverage.

Sep 2002Jun 2004

Reporter

The Chariho Times

Covered news and features stories in three communities and a regional school district for a weekly newspaper. Also assisted with design and maintaining website.

Education

Sep 1996May 2001

English and textual studies

Syracuse University

Awards & Certifications

First Place Education Reporting

NEAPNEA 2012

Coverage of the efforts to keep a failing school from further demise.

First Place Government Reporting

NENPA

Coverage of a School Committee vice president's use of school funds to take personal trips to the Azores.

Mar 2016Present

Socia Media Proficency

Poynter University
Apr 2014Present

Columnist of the Year Division B

GateHouse Media

Columns focused on politics and the people of the Fall River area.

Apr 2014Present

Rising Star

GateHouse Media

Named a 2014 GateHouse Rising Star.