Multimedia Producer at WSMV-TV (September 2013 – Present)
I handle writing and posting stories for WSMV.com. This includes managing the social media accounts for WSMV and sending out push alerts on our app. Some of the special events I have covered include the CMA Awards, the CMT Awards and the NHL All-Star Hockey game.
Online Content Creator/Editor at WRDW-TV (June 2011 – September 2013)
Manager of the News 12 website and social media accounts. Duties included: Creating special assignment pages, copy editing, working with reporters/producers to create best Web content possible, finding social content for newscasts, writing breaking news stories and sending out text alerts. Photographer and live blogger at the 2012 and 2013 Masters Tournaments.
University Chic: Managing Editor (October 2011 – October 2013)
In charge of creating the editorial calendar, managing a team of bloggers, copy editing and writing blogs. Started out as a blogger in 2008 and eventually wrote for its Huffington Post blog on various subjects relating to college life. I also wrote subchapters for the first edition of “U Chic: The College Girl’s Guide to Everything.” I contributed an additional essay and edited submissions for the third edition in 2012. In 2013, I wrote two essays and edited/recruited submissions for “Diploma Diaries,” a guide to the post-grad world.
Windows Champions Blogger (2011)
Selected by Microsoft to be a Windows Champions blogger through my work with University Chic. We reviewed products and exchanged thoughts on Windows products, blogging and social media through our Twitter chats. Read the full list of Windows Champions bloggers here
College Cures: Blogger (March 2011 – August 2013)
Paid contributor for CollegeCures.com, where I wrote on a weekly basis.
Carolina Reporter: Assistant Managing Editor (January – May 2011)
This publication was a part of my senior journalism practicum at USC. Duties included: producing weekly online edition of newspaper, designing infographics, taking/editing photos, copy editing, writing stories, editing audio/video and keeping website organized and updated.
The Daily Gamecock: Editor-in-Chief (Fall 2010)
Paid to manage staff of 100+ and a budget of $170,000, edit content, plan special editions and manage social media outlets/multimedia content. Previous positions throughout my four years included: News Editor, Assistant News Editor, News Staff Writer, Viewpoints columnist.
WCPO-TV & E.W. Scripps Company: Interactive Media Intern (Summer 2010)
During this internship I was a shared intern between the newsroom of WCPO-TV and the corporate web office of E.W. Scripps. Duties included: creating/developing “Cincinnati Stories” segment, editing video, writing stories for websites, copy editing, posting content into CMS, helping to create an internal Wiki.
The Charleston Post and Courier: Community News Intern (Summer 2009)
Duties included: gathering and writing content for The East Cooper (community section), writing lead stories for Moxie (women’s section), Preview (A&E) and the Local & State section.
University of South Carolina: Web Communications Intern (Spring 2009)
Paid to edit and write content, work with HTML and post content onto the University of South Carolina’s website. Other duties included transcribing videos, analyzing web traffic and writing stories.
SGTV: “Talk of the Town” production team member (Spring 2009)
Helped produce segment for USC’s student TV station, SGTV, by determining topics, writing scripts, shooting/editing video and reporting on-screen.
The Crescent: Contributor (Spring 2009 & 2010)
Wrote two magazine pieces for my sorority’s internationally-distributed magazine.
Discover Carolina: Contributor (Spring 2009)
Paid to write two stories for the book, which is geared toward incoming freshmen at USC.
Social media, copy editing, HTML, photography, Photoshop
Graduated with a B.A. in Mass Communications and a minor in Criminal Justice in May 2011
Activities on campus: Dance Marathon Morale Leader, Gamma Phi Beta, Gamma Sigma Alpha, Omicron Delta Kappa, Alpha Lambda Delta, Kappa Tau Alpha, Relay for Life
- Midsouth Emmy Award – Continuing Coverage (Within 24 hours)
National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, 2016
Received this award for our team’s coverage of the riot at the Woodland Hills juvenile facility in Nashville.
- Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters Award – Best Website
The Associated Press, 2014
I was part of the three-person team that managed WSMV.com during this time period.
- Georgia Associated Press Broadcasters Association Awards: Honorable Mention – Best Web-Based Story
The Associated Press, 2012
I won this award with the help and reporting from two of my co-workers as we delved into an investigation of the Augusta Youth Development Campus.after a 19-year-old inmate was fatally assaulted.
- Georgia Association of Broadcasters Merit Awards – Best Website
Georgia Association of Broadcasters, 2012
I managed the entire WRDW.com website on my own. I wrote stories and created special sections for coverage.
- Honors earned during college: Scripps Howard Foundation Intern/Scholarship Winner 2010, South Carolina Press Association Scholarship Winner 2010, Nominee for USC’s Outstanding Woman of the Year 2011, Who’s Who Among American College Students, Capstone Scholar, Dean’s List (all semesters in college), McKissick Scholar, Homecoming Queen Semi-Finalist, USC Outstanding Senior Award Recipient, Inductee into USC’s Hall of Leaders