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Accomplished journalist with over 20 years experience in broadcast, print and digital media. Flexible team player who adapts to dynamic environments, accepts new challenges and exercises strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
Shawnee Street Media, Winston-Salem, NC
2012 – present
Provide original content and content management services for print and digital media, including video and multimedia production. Our clients include nonprofits and educational institutions. Write research reports. Work with local and national public media organizations to produce radio programming. Provide social media consulting to small businesses and nonprofits.
Winston-Salem Journal, Winston-Salem, NC
1999 – 2012
Digital Media Editor, July 2009- November 2012
Served as content manager for JournalNow.com, the Web site of the Winston-Salem Journal, supervising four content producers and one multimedia reporter. Managed all aspects of the digital delivery of news, including social media initiatives. The content team works closely with Web production and print production teams to maintain a consistent and high-quality user experience. Trained staff in use of content-management system and audio/visual tools for storytelling.
Multimedia Editor, 2007 – 2009
Supervised team of four reporters and one assistant editor with special focus on breaking news and multimedia content for JournalNow.com.
Worked with all newsroom departments and the content-management team of JournalNow.com to develop and produce multimedia components and presentations.
Oversaw a continuous-news plan for the newsroom that includes strategies for covering breaking news.
State Editor, 2005 – 2007
Managed a staff of six reporters who covered higher education, health and medicine, regional bureaus, state government and the N.C. Congressional delegation in Washington.
Administered annual budget of approximately $306,000.
Participated in regional news consortium for Media General, the parent company of the Winston-Salem Journal.
Helped develop a newsroom policy on media convergence and multimedia.
Assistant Metro Editor, 2003 – 2005
Worked as line editor with state and metro staff reporters.
Supervised night public-safety reporter and obituary desk.
Worked with copy desk on all aspects of paper’s content and design.
Higher Education Reporter, November 1999 – September 2003
Covered the region’s colleges and universities as well as the University of North Carolina system.
Developed enterprise stories and covered breaking news.
Worked with a team to produce multimedia features for JournalNow.com.
WFDD Public Radio, Winston-Salem, NC 1996 – 1999
News Director, 1998 – 1999
Directed daily operations of award-winning news department and supervised a staff of full-time and freelance reporters.
Produced breaking news and feature reports.
Hosted local broadcast of NPR’s All Things Considered.
Filed spots and features with National Public Radio.
Producer/Reporter, 1996 – 1998
Produced features and interviews and hosted local broadcast of NPR’s All Things Considered.
KFAI-FM, Minneapolis, MN 1994 – 1996
Training and Production Coordinator, 1995 – 1996
Coordinated training and production of volunteers at community radio station KFAI-Fresh Air Radio.
Worked with program director to develop local programs and improve the overall sound and operations for the station.
Supervised news volunteers in the production of a daily half-hour news program.
News Producer, 1994 – 1995
Served as station’s first professional news producer.
Worked as reporter and editor for the Superior Radio Network, a regional news network focused on reporting about Native American and environmental issues.
Contributed to national news programs, including National Native News, Pacifica and Monitor Radio.
KAXE-FM, Grand Rapids, MN 1992 – 1994
News and Public Affairs Director, 1992 – 1994
Produced news and long form programs, including call-ins and interview programs.
Trained volunteers in news production.
Produced features for regional broadcast through the Superior Radio Network.
Served as local host for NPR’s Morning Edition.
Other Professional Experience
NC Public Radio – WUNC, Chapel Hill NC Freelance Radio Producer 2004 – 2006
Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC Continuing Education Instructor 1997 – 1998
Lutheran Social Service, St. Paul, MN Street Outreach Worker 1991 – 1992
Minneapolis Community College Writing Instructor 1990 – 1991
University of Minnesota Graduate Teaching Assistant 1986 – 1989
KFAI Community Radio, Minneapolis, MN Producer and host 1985 – 1992
WLLH-AM, Lowell, MA News producer 1984
WVIK Public Radio, Rock Island, IL News producer and host 1981 – 1984
Graduate certificate program in Communication and Technology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. Coursework included Computing Issues and Concepts, Database and Web Research, Visual Communication and Web Design, and Writing for Digital Media
Master of Arts in English Language and Literature, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Bachelor of Arts in English, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
D. Tennant Bryan Award for non-deadline multimedia reporting, 2009
N. C. Press Association, 2008
N.C. Associated Press Broadcast Award, 2007
Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism, Casey Journalism Foundation on Children and Families and Radio-Television News Directors Association Edward R. Murrow Southeast Regional Radio Awards, 2006
Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award for Broadcast Journalism, Gracie Award, Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television, Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Awards, finalist, and Harry Chapin Media Award, World Hunger Year, 2005
Duke University/Green Rossiter Award for Distinguished Newspaper Reporting in Higher Education, 3rd place, National Association of Black Journalists award for new media, and American Association for Women in Communications Clarion Award, 2003
American Legion Auxiliary Heart of America Award, Society of Professional Journalists Green Eyeshade Award for Excellence, and Duke University/Green Rossiter Award, 3rd place, 2002
Duke University/Green Rossiter Award, 1st place, 2001
The Association of Independents in Radio
Online News Association