I’m a multimedia storyteller excited about all the tools we have at our disposal to share our messages that the generation before us didn’t have.
My wide range of experience spans from broadcast journalism to music to episodic content. I’m humbled to have won multiple awards from the Syracuse Press Club and the NYS Associated Press Association.
I spent more than five years as a do-it-all journalist at the one of the best small-market television stations in the country. WWNY-TV, the CBS affiliate in Watertown, NY, is one of the highest rated stations in the country. My job was to lead the weekend newsroom. I’d produce and anchor the newscasts while supervising staff, maintaining the website, monitoring social media, and filing stories I shot and wrote myself.
While the facts are always the utmost important part of news, my goal on every assignment was to find the most interesting story. I have had the privilege of being able to tell award-winning powerful stories.
- 2018 Syracuse Press Club – “Human Interest” Feature – 1st Place
- 2018 NYS Associated Press Association – Spot News Coverage – 1st Place
- 2016 Syracuse Press Club – “Human Interest” Feature – 1st Place
- 2015 NYS Associated Press Association- Feature TV Story III – 1st Place
Some of my favorite experiences at 7 News came from playing lead roles in major projects. We beta tested products for the company Ross Video. I led the morning team through the tech changes when we launched Ross Inception Newsroom Computer System.
I trained new hires on station equipment and story formatting. I was tasked with creating a standard operating procedure (SOP) training guide for new hires to follow when getting acclimated to the newsroom and the coverage area.
In 2017, the station launched a completely new look for the news product. I was chosen to play a lead editorial role in the building that look and how we integrated the template into everyday workflow for a staff of three dozen people.
My passion project for the last decade has been my band Atticus Finch. We’ve self-recorded two albums, gone on multiple tours and put together a multi-cam recording of a live concert.
On top of writing music, I’ve used my passion for visual storytelling to help promote the band. Atticus Finch has given me experience with graphic design, lyrics videos and episodic web videos following the band on tour.
Born and raised in central New York, I found my love for everything video and storytelling at a high school career and technical education class. The Broadcast Occupations course at the Herkimer BOCES gave me my start. From there, I attended Herkimer College on a scholarship, receiving a degree in Radio-Television. I then transferred to SUNY Oswego and where I got my bachelors in Broadcast and Mass Communication.
During college – I learned to produce a morning talk radio show at WUTQ 100.7 FM in Utica, was a play-by-play and commentator for a local baseball team and made television commercials and was part of live productions at the ABC/FOX affiliate WUTR/WFXV in Utica. On campus – I brought live student programming back to the radio station at Herkimer College and helped launch the Oswego school newspaper into the world of video as Multimedia Editor.
My last semester of college, I received a great opportunity to intern with the CBS TV station in Cleveland, OH, WOIO Cleveland 19 News. There I extensively shadowed both the news and production department.