* 2012 Kentucky Press Association Award: Honorable Mention, Best Sports Column
* 2011 Kentucky Press Association Award: Second Place, Best Sports Column
* 2011 Kentucky Press Association Award: Second Place, Best Sports Page/Section
* 2007 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award: First Place, Sports Writing
The Associated Press - Phoenix, Arizona
Select news content from AP members across the West Region and rewrite it to enhance and broaden it for use by other AP members throughout the country and the world. The West Region includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and Guam.
Freelance Sports Reporter
The Arizona Republic - Phoenix, Arizona
April 2017-August 2018
Reported on athletics throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area, wrote copy and shot photos and video for The Republic’s print edition and website. The Republic reaches more than 500,000 readers and viewers a day through its print and online platforms.
Broadcast Journalism Instructor
Millennium High School - Goodyear, Arizona
May 2016-May 2017
Taught television and film broadcast technology and journalism law and ethics to high school students. Instructed freshman, sophomore, junior and senior level students on how to use editing software Final Cut Pro X and GarageBand, and how to effectively write, produce, film and edit news stories, packages, commercials, public service announcements and various genres of film. Also served as an assistant varsity football coach.
Editorial Graphics Producer
ESPN - Bristol, Connecticut
July 2012-December 2015
Worked with and managed the output of researchers and graphic designers to develop innovative ways to present, complement and enhance the day’s top storylines from a graphic and content perspective. Responsible for the accuracy of all graphic content, including grammar, spelling and statistics, on SportsCenter, NFL Live and the College Football Playoff Selection Show.
Sports Reporter/Assistant Sports Editor
Kentucky New Era - Hopkinsville, Kentucky
October 2009-June 2012
Reported on the Tennessee Titans and football and basketball at the University of Kentucky, wrote an award-winning weekly column, shot and edited photos and video, and assisted in the edit and design of a print sports section that reached more than 10,000 readers a day.
Freelance Sports Reporter
WCPO-TV (ABC affiliate) - Cincinnati, Ohio
July 2007-January 2009
Reported on professional, collegiate and prep athletics throughout the tri-state area, including the Cincinnati Bengals, Cincinnati Reds, University of Cincinnati, Xavier University and The Ohio State University, performed live shots, produced VO/SOTs or packages, shot and edited video, and assisted in the production of daily sportscasts. Also served as an intern from January to June 2007.
Fan Cam Host
Cincinnati Reds - Cincinnati, Ohio
September 2007-December 2008
Served as the personality and face of numerous live, pregame and in-game promotions and fan-interactive contests. Also served as a marketing intern during the 2006 season.
The News Record, the independent, student-run news organization at the University of Cincinnati
May 2007-May 2008
Elected the first and only black editor-in-chief in the newspaper’s more than 135-year history, managed a staff of more than 40 employees while spearheading a complete print redesign, and served as sports editor, sports reporter, chief reporter and writing coach from February 2006 to December 2008. The News Record had a three-day-a-week print circulation of more than 20,000.
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Minor in Spanish
University of Cincinnati
* The 2008 Outstanding Graduating Senior: News/Editorial
Relevant Coursework: studies in mass communications, news media, news writing and reporting, advanced reporting, columns and reviews, copy editing, editing and design, feature writing, journalism law and ethics, effective public speaking, professional speaking
Communications, Minor in Spanish
University of Toledo
August 2004-May 2005
* Cornerback/strong safety on the football team
Relevant Coursework: basic TV studio operations and studies in mass communications
Final Cut Pro, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, QuarkXpress, VCS Page Creator, videography, photography, web design and production, Spanish, Latin