To report gripping stories of violence and its effects

Huntington University, Huntington, Ind.
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Management minor
GPA 3.96/4.0; summa cum laude

The Chattanooga Times Free Press, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Crime reporter for Chattanooga and Hamilton County, July 2014 – present
Business reporter, January 2013 – July 2014
Metro intern, July 2012 – December 2012
• Report major crimes in the city and county
• Unveil police misconduct
• Advance technology, staff and policy changes at police department and sheriff’s office
• Follow trends in violent crime and policing responses
• Connect local crime to the national situation

The Huntingtonian, Huntington University, Huntington, Ind.
Editor-in-Chief, 2011- May 2012; News Editor, 2010-2011
• Edited articles submitted by staff reporters
• Posted videos, text, audios and slideshows on website
• Designed pages for print editions using InDesign
• Created multimedia stories
• Managed news staff

The Goshen News, Goshen, Ind.
Pulliam Intern and reporter, Summer 2011
• Reported stories, took photos
• Weather, obituaries, court reporting, features, Road trip through Midwest U.S.
Backpack journalist, January 2011
• Created multimedia news stories about refugees
• Posted stories, blog updates and videos to website

The Sandusky Register, Sandusky, Ohio
Intern, Summer 2010
• Reported stories
• Took photos

The Mint Hill Times, Charlotte, N.C.
Newsroom intern, Summer 2008
• Designed page layouts
• Checked facts, took photos

Proficient in InDesign CS5.5, Microsoft Office, Audacity, Final Cut
Pro and Express, Soundslides Plus, Adobe Photoshop CS5.5

Tennessee Associated Press, Newspaper Div. 1, 2014
• Third Place, Daily Deadline: “Sex offender didn’t count on the cool courage of 3 kids”
• Honorable Mention, Multimedia: “EMBEDDED: A series of short videos and profiles designed to give the viewer a first-person look at jobs across the region”
East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists
• Deadline/breaking, Third Place: “Chattanooga deaths”
• Tennessee Press Association, Best Business Coverage, 2014
• Hoosier State Press Association Foundation Pulliam Intern
• Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition Winner
• Hortense P. Myers Memorial Scholarship Recipient
• HSPA Better Newspaper Contest: Best Business and Economic News Coverage,
Second Place, Div. 4, 2011

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