I am a supervising producer at CNN Digital. I lead a fantastic team of 25+ producers who shoot and edit digital video packages for all of CNN’s platforms, including desktop, mobile, social and streaming devices. My team covers everything from breaking news to investigative stories, politics to crime to business, producing quick mobile videos and longer, documentary-style pieces.
It’s hard to pick favorites from my team’s great work, but here are a few: Beneath the Skin, an EPPY-award winning, three-part documentary about the shooting of a young black man in Chicago. Remembering Anthony Bourdain, in his own words. This Emmy-nominated digital documentary called “No Olvidado” about migrants who die crossing the US/Mexico border. The First Time I Realized I Was Black, where we asked prominent African Americans about the first time they realized their skin color affected how people saw or treated them (an NABJ award winner). A multimedia tribute page to 100+ victims of the Covid-19 pandemic. And “9/11: The day that never ends,“ an interactive that published on the 15th anniversary.
I’ve had a long and varied history with CNN. Before I joined the digital video team, I was a writer and producer for CNN Health, where I led the digital news desk’s coverage through the Ebola crisis.
Before that I was a tech and entertainment reporter. I introduced live tweeting to CNN.com when I covered the 2009 Oscars in Los Angeles from the red carpet. I’ve written about light-hearted subjects like America’s obsession with country music. And I’ve done several investigative projects, including stories about child prostitution in Georgia, Obamacare’s potential impact on the justice system and a couple of mysterious tourist deaths in Asia.
I still enjoy writing, going in-depth on the stories behind the breaking news — like we did with this piece on a family reunited after the discovery of the USS Indianapolis. Or this piece about parents separated from their infant in the ICU during the pandemic. I traveled to Flint to tell everyone that “It’s not just about the water.” And I’ve kept up my interest in health stories, profiling several people with rare diseases like Jasmin and Brynn.
Please take the time to check out my resume and examples of my work.
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