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KOCO-TV (ABC) Oklahoma City, OK
Anchor & Reporter   (June 2011 – Present)

  • Anchor 2.5 hour fast-paced weekday morning show in aggressive breaking news market
  • Experienced leading 6+ hours of continuous coverage during big news events
  • Field anchor big stories – wildfires, tornadoes, OKC memorial & marathon
  • Travel out of market to cover major news events, providing content for all Hearst stations
  • Break compelling lead & quarter-hour stories, turning multiple packages & live hits daily
  • Provide life-saving information and live reports while tracking tornadoes and severe storms
  • Engage viewers through social media & use multiple platforms to cultivate sources & stories
  • Promoted from morning to dayside reporter to weekend anchor to morning anchor

KTEN-TV (NBC) Denison, TX
Morning Anchor, Weekend Anchor, Executive Producer & Reporter (Oct. 2007 – May 2011)

  • Anchored & produced 3 hours of morning news including live community interviews
  • One-man-band investigative reports prompted resignations, public apologies & changes in local law enforcement
  • Part of morning team for all Next Media radio stations in Texas, delivering news & entertainment
  • Created viewer favorite series “Texoma Treasures” highlighting places unique to region
  • Promoted from reporter to weekend anchor to main morning anchor

BELO CORPORATION Dallas, TX                                                                                                                                             Intern (July 2004)

  • Traveled with WFAA and Dallas Morning News to 2004 Democratic Convention
  • Researched & field produced for Belo affiliates, articles appeared in DMN Quick

WILLIAM J. CLINTON FOUNDATION                                                                                                   Communications Intern (Summer 2005)

  • Handled correspondence for the foundation
  • Responded to donor requests & assisted with special events

COMMUNITIES FOUNDATION OF TEXAS                                                                                                                         Grants Assistant (Oct. 2004 – April 2005)

  • Coordinated and administered student information and scholarships
  • Reorganized scholarship department for greater efficiency

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC ASSOCIATIONS

Southern Methodist University Young Alumni Board Chairman

    • Oversees programs and fundraisers connecting 12,600 young alumni worldwide
    • Created most successful young alumni giving campaign, raising thousands of dollars for student scholarships

National Association of Television Arts & Sciences – Heartland Chapter
Society of Professional Journalists – Oklahoma Pro Chapter                                                                           Habitat for Humanity – Oklahoma City volunteer

HONORS & AWARDS

NATAS Heartland Chapter
Emmy – Spot News – 2012

Oklahoma Associated Press
Spot News – 2012                                                                                                                                                                       Best Morning Newscast – 2013, 2012, 2011

EDUCATION

Southern Methodist University   May 2006
Bachelor of Arts – Journalism, Political Science

  • Nancy Ann & Ray L. Hunt scholarship – 4 year tuition based on leadership and academics
  • Senior Class President – Led class to record-high donations for scholarships and programs

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