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WNEM-TV5 (Meredith), Flint/Saginaw, Michigan

Weekend Morning Anchor/Reporter (04/06 - Present)

This station became the producer of "FOX66 News at Ten" as part of a media merger.  I was one of two on-air talent spared during merger.

§         Report ``LIVE`` nightly for 5pm, 6pm, 10pm & 11pm shows 3-days a week.

§         Responsible for generating story ideas for the station`s Genesee County bureau.

§         Anchor Weekend Morning Show.

WSMH FOX66 News At Ten (Sinclair Broadcast Group), Flint, Michigan

Weekend Anchor/Reporter (07/03 - 04/06)

Responsible for reporting three days a week as well as producing the weekend newscasts and filling in at the anchor desk.

§         Anchor/Producer: two 1-hour newscasts a week.

§         Reporter: “Live”, enterprise, general assignment and edit (Avid Newscutter) my weekly franchise.

§         Producer: write, time (I-News) and edit one-hour nightly newscast as well as coordinate night crew.

§         Main Fill-in Anchor for Monday-Friday Newscasts.

WBKB CBS11 Action News (Thunderbay Broadcasting), Alpena, Michigan

Anchor/Reporter (10/02 - 07/03)

            Responsible for anchoring six o'clock newscasts as well as one-man-band reporting

during the day.

·         Anchor/Producer: write, stack show, edit feeds and deliver news to viewers.

·         Reporter: enterprise, write, and edit (Non-Linear: Screenplay's Sequel).

·         Photographer: shot video (DVC-Pro) for my stories as well as VO’s and VO-SOTS.

·         Weather: found weather reports and read them over graphics on newscast.

WEYI NBC25 News (Lin Broadcast Group), Clio, Michigan

Intern (04/02 - 09/02)

            Responsible for writing/editing stories as well as reporting, anchoring and producing.

·         Find compelling story ideas from the community and its members.

·         Go out on stories: write, tape, voice, and edit (Linear) stories for newscasts.

·         Write stories and teases for the two newscasts.

·         Assist in producing the two newscasts (6pm & 11pm).

E D U C A T I O N 

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Mass Communication from the University of Michigan in Flint, Michigan (December 2001).  Achieved a 3.75 GPA within major, and a 3.35 GPA overall.  Field of study focused on writing, journalism, public speaking, performance, ethics and many rhetorical courses.

A W A R D S

§         Four Emmy Awards: 2006 & 2007

§         One Telly Award: 2007

§         One Associated Press "Best" Award: 2007

§         Two Michigan Association of Broadcasters Awards: 2003 & 2006

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