Broadcast, Print, & Multimedia Sports Journalist
Tampa Bay TV Host - St. Petersburg Sports Reporter Resume
Areas of Expertise
Shooting video, including sports, in a variety of video formats and still photography; proficient in linear and non-linear editing systems editing such such as Final Cut, News Edit, iMovie, Adobe Flash, and Photoshop.
Excellent working knowledge of both Mac and PC operating and systems (logged over 100 hours of Apple One-to-One private instruction for video editing and graphics
Exceptional knowledge of all multimedia concepts, including streaming video online, graphics, and animation
Proficient in Print, Web, TV, and Radio, Social Media, Blogging, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Advertising, and Public Relations-Style Writing.
NFL REPORTER - Tampa, FL
The Sports Xchange - Fall 2012 - Present
Provides game day coverage of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and opponents for The Sports Xchange wire services, a full-service editorial and publishing company.
Stories featured on Yahoo! Sports and CBS Sports, and in newspapers such as the Orlando Sentinel, South Florida Sun Sentinel, Chicago Tribune, and more. Injury updates cited on ESPN, Fox Sports, RotoWire, Fantasy SP, and other football websites.
FEATURES REPORTER - Tampa, FL
Yahoo! Sports - Fall 2011 - Present
Writes feature stories for Yahoo's ThePostGame.com, a digital sports magazine providing a "three-dimensional look at sports culture." Notable stories include "Follow Your Heart: Little Girl is Shrine Game's Biggest Star," and "So Lee Roy: Stories to Remember The Greatest Tampa Bay Buccaneer of All."
SPORTS TALK RADIO HOST, PRODUCER - St. Petersburg, FL
1010 CBS Radio - Summer 2011 - Spring 2012
Host and Producer of The Sports Mob, a Tampa Bay sports talk radio show airing Monday through Friday, from 6-8 pm. Responsible for coordinating interviews and fan-outreach/social media. Within two months of launching the show, The Sports Mob jumped to #2 overall in ratings among CBS Tampa sports talk radio shows.
NFL REPORTER - Tampa, FL
NFL.com and Sports Fan Live - Fall 2009 - Spring 2012
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Beat Writer and NFL Reporter, providing game reports, analysis, and feature stories for NFL.com's Blog Blitz, including live game reports and post-game interviews. Also covered the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints in Super Bowl XLIV.
MTV 2 FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL - Tampa, FL
Covered the LFL's (Lingerie Football League) Tampa Breeze and Philadelphia Passion as a Field Producer/Reporter for MTV 2's Friday Night Football Pre-Lingerie Bowl 2 Hour Special.
OFFICIAL BOWL WEEK VIDEO HOST - St. Petersburg, FL
ESPN+ Beef 'O' Brady's St. Petersburg Bowl - Fall 2010
Participated in a contest looking for the "Next On-Camera Sports Personality," to host the bowl's game week video. Two-part contest featuring online voting and a live audition in front of an esteemed panel of judges. As the contest winner, spent the week covering all bowl week festivities, including game day.
SELF-EMPLOYED - Tampa Bay, FL
Freelance Journalist, 2007-Present
NFL Network - Production Assistant for Super Bowl Week on the set of NFL Total Access
Metro Philadelphia Newspaper - Covered Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training with daily feature stories, player analysis, and game reports
Newsday - Covered Team USA Baseball Spring Training exhibition games
United Soccer Leagues Soccer Fest Official Event Videographer
In-Motion Media - Freelance Production Assistant
Host of Sioux Country.com's Women's Bodybuilding, Fitness, and Figure Radio Show
American Body Plus Magazine/American Body Plus.com- Event On-Camera Reporter, Videography Assistant
Tuscaloosa News (Newspaper) – Wrote feature article on Kenneth Darby in Bucs Training Camp
WXYZ Detroit – Covered Detroit Tigers Spring Training
Fox’s Scout.com – Weekly game previews on Big East football matchups; featured on
USFNation.com, CardinalEmpire.com, and CanesTime.com
Pinellas County School’s WPDS Channel 14 – Hosted the hour-long broadcast of the “Great American Teach-In” as a high school senior.
PEWTER REPORT MAGAZINE & PEWTERREPORT.COM - Tampa, FL
Reporter / Director of Videography, Fall 2007 – Spring 2008 (season)
Produced all video elements and contributed print stories on PewterReport.com, a subscription-based website covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Single-handedly created and oversaw all of the site’s video elements from start to finish - player features, interviews, photo montages with music, commercials, and the incorporation of graphics throughout. Also responsible for eating and streaming Pewter Report's weekly appearances on ABC Action News' Sports Zone onto Pewter Report's website, PewterReport.com.
Stories included “Where Are They Now?”, “Tailgate of the Week”, “Buc Fan Sound-Off”, “Senior Bowl Scoop”, “Free Agency Notebook.”, and “On the Clock,” a weekly segment previewing and predicting Bucs potential draft picks, one of which was 1st round draft pick Aqib Talib.
WUSF TV’s FLORIDA FOCUS CHANNEL 16 – Tampa, FL
Producer / Anchor / Reporter, Spring 2007
One of 12 students selected to participate in WUSF TV’s Florida Focus news show
Producer duties included overseeing the Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday newscasts; pitching story ideas, determining show content, graphics, time allotment; writing and editing scripts, and operating teleprompter.
Reporter duties included shooting, non-linear editing, voiceover work, writing script, on camera reporting, and anchoring.
ABC WFTS CHANNEL 28 – Tampa, FL
Scripps Howard Intern, Summer 2006
Chosen by faculty and staff of USF’s School of Mass Communications as one of two students to participate in a full-time, paid internship through the Scripps Howard Foundation at WFTS Channel 28.
Worked the assignment desk, conducted beat checks, assisted reporters in logging tape, choosing soundbytes, and writing script. Wrote script for several stories in evening newscasts. Accompanied reporters on-location and ran teleprompter.
Did a second internship with ABC's Sports Department in the Spring of 2007; assignments included Bucs Mini Camp, Bucs Training Camp, Detroit Tigers Spring Training, the USF Bulls football Media Day, and the Tampa Bay Lightning.
WFLA NEWS CHANNEL 8, TBO.COM, TAMPA TRIBUNE – Tampa, FL
Multimedia Student Producer, Spring 2006
Produced and oversaw student group projects for USF’s Multimedia Journalism Program in partnership with WFLA News Channel 8, TBO.com, and the Tampa Tribune. Story on the Tampa Firefighters’ Museum featured on TBO.com.
- University of South Florida – St. Petersburg, FL & Tampa, FL
- Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications – Cum Laude, 2007
- Arts & Sciences Honor Society; Dean’s List; USF St. Petersburg’s Regional Chancellor’s List
- Correspondent for school newspaper – the Oracle; correspondent to USF St. Petersburg’s “Scoop” Magazine,
- Producer, Anchor, Reporter - WUSF TV's Florida Focus News Program
- Member of USF’s nationally-ranked All-girl Cheerleading squad, USF St. Petersburg Learning Community
Awards & Recognition
- NFL expertise sought regularly with appearances on Bright House Sports Network (Tampa Bay, FL) WWLTV (New Orleans, LA) ESPN 1080 (Orlando, FL), WJZM’s From the Sideline (Clarksville, TN), The Bottom Line Sport Show (Nationwide), Fox Sports 980’s Inside Pro Football (Troy, NY) and The Score 1260 (Syracuse, NY).
- Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl Talent Tryouts Winner (2010)
- Top-Ranked NPC Fitness Competitor in the Southeastern United States (2008)
- SI.com Cheerleader of the Week - 2007 (Featured on SI on Campus, the Tampa Tribune, the St. Petersburg Times, TBT, and TBO.com
- Scripps Howard Internship/Scholarship, Alexander Foundation Scholarship, Francis Elbidge Scholarship
- 2006 Aurora Gold Award as a photojournalist and producer for Wishes Come True, a documentary on the Make- a-Wish Foundation featured on WUSF Channel 16
- Outstanding Contribution Award for publication in USF St. Petersburg's Scoop Magazine