I have extensive experience in both print and video content creation at network affiliate television stations, a grant-funded department at a college, and with many freelance clients.
I began my career as a paid intern at small newspapers covering big stories and then took an internship at a local television station as a general assignment reporter. I learned on the job. I’m not afraid to ask people who know much more than me for guidance and advice.
After graduating from Duke University with a degree in Public Policy, I got a job as an associate producer at the NBC station in Raleigh, NC that was just beginning a news department. Soon, management promoted me to producer.
One day out-of-the-blue, I got a call from the CBS station in Cincinnati wondering if I would be interested in moving. I got on a plane, went up for an interview, and within three weeks, I was moving. The news director hired me to create a brand new newscast, earning me the reputation as an out-of-the box program designer.
After a few years in the Queen City, I had the desire to go to a bigger market, so I headed south to the Tampa Bay area to be a lead producer at the CBS station in Tampa. Once there, I again created new and creative show formats, redesigning a struggling newscast and debuting another.
A new challenge presented itself to me in the spring of 2003. I left news and went to work for a grant-funded department at a college, producing video content for public safety professionals. During that time, I worked with national partners to produce promo videos, panel discussions, documentaries, video training series, and emotional personal pieces.
I have also freelanced for print and online clients throughout my television career, including for the Tampa Bay Times, formerly the St. Petersburg Times.
The constant thing in my life has been my love of travel. I live for the chance to go somewhere new to experience different cultures and meet new people. I also am a huge college football and basketball fan. My birth certificate says Nebraska Cornhusker and my diploma says Duke Blue Devil.
I also have a very unique collection. Ask me about it.