Resume

Sr. Producer for Digital Video News, CNN
February 2016 to present

  • Lead a team of 11 digital video producers and one digital correspondent in New York and Atlanta
  • Manage production of domestic news videos for all platforms, including mobile, social, Apple News and over-the-top devices for our CNNGO app
  • Coordinate with writers, producers and correspondents around the world to cover breaking news and feature stories
  • Produce long-form documentaries and interactives

Cross-Platform Producer, CNN Digital Video
November 2014 to February 2016

  • Work with a team of digital video producers to create story packages
  • Program the daily production calendar and assign stories
  • Coordinate with correspondents around the globe to create digital videos in breaking news situations
  • Ensure digital videos are being programmed on all platforms, including mobile and social
  • Brainstorm feature ideas and manage sponsorship content

Interim Sr. Producer, CNN Digital Health
May 2014 to November 2014

  • Craft a digital strategy for CNN Health by identifying key beats, expert voices and distinct angles
  • Track metrics across desktop, mobile and social to boost traffic and audience engagement
  • Assign stories to writers and freelance contributors, and edit for publication

Writer/producer, CNN Digital Health
March 2012 to May 2014

  • Write breaking news and in-depth feature stories, vetting scientific studies
  • Collaborate with the medical unit to produce cross-platform content on the web, mobile and TV
  • Manage social strategy for @CNNHealth

Senior associate producer, CNN Digital Features
January 2009 to March 2012

  • Oversee interactive and image production for feature sections and enterprise projects
  • Film and edit original video packages
  • Write in-depth feature stories and blog posts for health, technology and entertainment sections
  • Manage workload of associate producer and two interns

Associate producer, CNN Digital Features
June 2008 to January 2009

  • Wrote feature stories for living, travel, technology, health and entertainment sections
  • Produced audio slideshows, timelines, interactive maps and photo galleries

Editor-in-Chief, Ball Bearings Magazine (www.ballbearingsonline.com)
May 2007 to May 2008

  • Led website to “Best Online Student Publication” award in the U.S.
  • Introduced seven bloggers and video team to staff
  • Doubled staff size and doubled content produced per week
  • Increased unique hits per week by 30 percent

Internship, Providence Communications, Fort Wayne, Ind.
May to August 2007

  • Wrote for three commercial magazines — Fort Wayne Woman, Indiana Business Journal and Sandbar Magazine
  • Awarded cover story for Sept./Oct. issue
  • Designed and developed first website for Fort Wayne Woman

Internship, Muncie Star Press, Muncie, Ind.
January to April 2006

  • Wrote 3 to 4 news stories per week for publication
  • Assisted features editor with editorial planning

Co-Editor in Chief, The Odyssey — Ball State’s Literary Magazine
August 2006 to May 2007

  • Selected literature pieces to include in bi-annual publication
  • Oversaw 36-page magazine layout and design

Vice President for Online, Indiana Collegiate Press Association
May 2007 to May 2008

  • Collaborated with editors from around the state to improve reader relationships
  • Assisted in fight for Student Free Press Act

Producer, Newswatch — Ball State’s nightly live 30-minute newscast
January 2007 to May 2008

  • Wrote, edited and arranged rundown in Avid i-News

Fellowships
National Press Foundation “Precision Medicine” 2015
Center on Media, Crime and Justice “Health Behind Bars” 2013
National Press Foundation “Cancer Issues” Fellowship 2012
National Press Foundation “Global Vaccines” Fellowship 2012
National Press Foundation “Obesity Issues” Fellowship 2011

Group and Joint Honors/Awards
Murrow Award for Excellence in Social Media: 2016 Election — CNN
White House News Photographers’ Association: First Place Editing, It’s not just the water in Flint — Jeremy Moorhead and Jacque Smith

Individual Honors/Awards
1st Place – NLGJA Excellence in Journalism, HIV/AIDS Coverage 2012
Kenneth J. Atwell Excellence in Reporting Scholarship 2007
1st Place – Best Online Feature Reporting, SPJ 2005, 2006, 2007
1st Place – Best Non-Breaking News Reporting ICPA 2006, 2007
Oustanding Leadership Award – Ball State University 2008

Education
Turner Management Essentials, 2013

Ball State University
Bachelor of Arts, May 2008 Summa Cum Laude
Major: Journalism, magazine option
Telecommunications, news option
GPA: 3.9/4.0
Honors student and Whitinger Scholar

Software proficiency
Adobe Premiere and Photoshop, Content management systems, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Soundbooth, Audacity and Avid iNews

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