Résumé

EDUCATION

HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY, Hempstead, NY                                                                                      May 2013
Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism; Minor: Political Science
GPA: 3.53
HONORS/AWARDS: 2x Syracuse Press Club Award winner (Best Regularly Scheduled Sportscast) Honors College Graduate, Dean’s List, Academic Presidential Scholarship


COMPUTER SKILLS

Platforms: MS Windows 98/XP/7 Professional, Mac 10.8X; Software: MS Office (Excel, Word, Power Point), AVID Media Composer, AVID NewsCutter, AP ENPS, iNews, RCS Selector, Adobe Audition, Adobe Premiere, Audacity, Sound Cloud, Edius 7.

Social Media: LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Hootsuite, Storify, Tumblr, WordPress, Instagram, Periscope


TV/RADIO EXPERIENCE

WKTV News Channel 2, Utica, NY                                                                                               August 2015-Present
Sports Director

  • Oversee and run the entire Sports Department operation at WKTV
  • Communicate with coaches, other sports contacts to set up stories, interviews, segments, etc.
  • Produce, edit, and anchor the sports segment during 6 p.m., 10 p.m., and 11 p.m. shows during the week, as well as, the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. shows on the weekends
  • Anchor, produce “Sports Express” specialty sports show airing live at 11 p.m. every Friday night in the fall/winter seasons
  • Anchor, produce annual “High School Football Preview,” a half-hour show previewing the entire area of local high school football with over 20 different schools
  • Shoot, edit, write, and read local high school and college sports highlights from around Central New York for air during “Sports Express,” weekday and weekend shows
  • Maintain the Sports section of the station’s website, as well as, the sports departments social media accounts to keep them up to date with the latest scores and news surrounding local sports
  • Write game stories/recaps for the station’s website for publication following on-air appearances
  • Cover Buffalo and New York major professional sports teams
  • Cover Utica Comets AHL hockey, and other Central New York minor professional sports teams
  • Cover Syracuse University sports
  • Covered 2016 NCAA Men’s Final Four in Houston, TX for Semi-Final & National Championship games
  • Promoted from within for the second time in two years

WKTV News Channel 2, Utica, NY                                                                                               August 2014-August 2015
Sports Anchor/Reporter

  • Produce, edit, and anchor the sports segment during the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. “NEWSChannel 2 Weekend” shows on Saturday and Sundays
  • Co-Anchor, co-produce “Sports Express” specialty sports show airing live at 11 p.m. every Friday night
  • Shoot, edit, write, and read local high school and college sports highlights from around Central New York for air during “Sports Express,” weekday and weekend shows
  • Maintain the Sports section of the station’s website, as well as, the sports departments social media accounts to keep them up to date with the latest scores and news surrounding local sports
  • Write game stories/recaps for the station’s website for publication following on-air appearances
  • Cover Buffalo and New York major professional sports teams
  • Cover Utica Comets AHL hockey, and other Central New York minor professional sports teams
    • Reported live for Utica Comets coverage throughout the 2015 Calder Cup Playoffs, 2015 Calder Cup Finals
    • Went on the road to Manchester, NH to cover 2015 Calder Cup Finals as one-man band
  • Reported live at a Derek Jeter visitation to local Hamilton College in Dec. ’14
  • Cover Syracuse University sports
  • Fill-in as the sports anchor during the weekday shows
  • Serve as photog., news reporter during the week when extra help is needed around the news department
  • Served as a mentor/supervisor to an intern over the weekends during summer ’15

WKTV News Channel 2, Utica, NY                                                                                              July 2013-August 2014
Digital Media Producer

  • Responsible for posting news/sports stories as web content for WKTV website
  • Post instant updates to the station’s social media accounts
  • Oversee all web content and social media operations to keep the station’s web presence up-to-date and strong
  • Write and maintain blog covering AHL’s Utica Comets professional hockey team
  • Shoot highlights and conduct player post-game interviews following Utica Comets hockey games
  • Conduct post-practice interviews with Utica Comets players and coaches for air as VO/SOTs
  • Shoot, write, and edit local sports game highlights for Friday night “Sports Express” show
  • Produce sports segment of news shows as fill-in
  • Shoot, write and edit local news stories for air during 5, 6 and 11 p.m. news shows

WRHU 88.7FM Radio Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY                                                 Jan. 2009-May 2013
New York Islanders Feature Reporter/On-Air Talent/Board-op

  • Conducted one-on-one feature interviews with Islanders players for air during regular season/2013 Stanley Cup Playoff games
  • Reported on-site during New York Islanders games, conducted intermission/post-game player interviews, and participated in post-game coach’s press conference
  • Provided live in-game updates with scores/news from around the NHL
  • Board-op for multiple Islanders games
  • Cut Islanders in-game highlights for placement in NHL.com FTP
  • Provided Play-by-play/Color Commentary for Hofstra Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Baseball, and Basketball games
  • Hosted in-studio pre/halftime/post-game shows, and served as in-studio panelist for Hofstra Division I sports games
  • Beat Reporter for Division I Hofstra Field Hockey, Nationally-Ranked Men’s Lacrosse teams
  • Conducted player/coach interviews to create PKGs, player profiles for air
  • Performed live in-studio segments on-air to provide expert analysis of team
  • Bi-weekly Sports Anchor for WRHU’s News show, Newsline
  • Board-op for R&B Serenade show on Sunday afternoons, cued 33/45 RPM records for broadcast

 

WKTV News Channel 2,Utica, NY                                                                                      Jun.-Aug. 2011, 2012
Sports Intern

  • Edited linear tape for PKGs, VO/SOTs, and highlights for air during sports segment of news
  • Wrote & edited stories for on-air sports segments using AP ENPS, as well as for publication on WKTV.com
  • Controlled station’s social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Storify) for Boilermaker 2012
  • Photographed multiple events for station’s online galleries
  • Assisted shooting footage/stand ups during multiple events
  • Covered the 2011 National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, assisted in interviews with various Hall of Fame players
  • Covered 2012 New York Jets, New York Giants Training camps, assisted in post-practice player interviews, assisted during Tom Coughlin/Rex Ryan head coach press conferences

ACTIVITIES

Hofstra Ice Hockey Club
Team Captain/President

  • Lead team vocally, by example, both on and off the ice
  • Procured/managed team budget from Hofstra Student Government
  • Negotiated with ice rinks regarding potential ice slots for practice, games
  • Communicated with other teams, league officials regarding scheduling games
  • Acted as liaison between league officials, coaches, and team
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