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Reporter/Editor/Host, San Francisco, CA – Fall 2017 to present
Report audio news, breaking stories, and features on science, health, and education. Fill in as host, newscast anchor, science reporter, daily podcast editor, and assignment editor. Pitch, plan, edit, produce and conduct interviews. As producer for local news podcast and daily statewide newscast: produced and line edited show, invented remote workflow for pandemic, maintained quality during studio move, on-boarded new host.
Contract Editor, San Francisco, CA – Summer 2017 to Summer 2018
Edited long-form narrative audio features, trained and mentored reporters, assigned stories, steered beat coverage, screened pitches, and coordinated production.
Senior Video Editor/Producer, San Francisco, CA – Summer 2017 to Winter 2018
Produced, wrote and edited digital social videos about history for startup. Pitched, researched and fact-checked stories, scripts and cleared images for copyright. Wrote style guide and managed freelancers.
Digital Producer, San Jose, CA – January 2016 to May 2017
Produced online-only video and wrote stories for website and social media. Covered breaking news and enterprise stories in the East Bay. Developed geographic beat and sources.
Video Journalist, Los Angeles, CA – June 2010 to December 2015
Shot, wrote, and edited video packages on deadline in the field from across Southern California and the West. Generated national enterprise features and collaborated with beat reporters to translate wire stories into compelling video and cross-format packages. Shot and transmitted live video with LiveU. Wrote for wire.
Reporter, Los Angeles, CA – May 2007 to June 2010
Covered civil justice, breaking news and enterprise features. Edited stories and monitored news on evening desk shift.
Weekend Reporter, Santa Rosa, CA – May 2006 to April 2007
Covered general assignments and breaking news. Followed clergy sexual abuse case, generated feature stories and wrote for the business desk. Summer internship continued through the Fall with weekend shifts.
Part-time Producer, San Francisco, CA – Spring 2005 to Fall 2006
Assigned, edited and mixed stories, booked guests, prepped hosts and wrote scripts for news-talk station.
Part-time Producer, Oakland, CA – Fall 2004 to Spring 2005
Edited, trained, and mentored teenage journalists. Worked closely with young producers to write and mix stories and commentaries. Produced features, weekly commentaries, and half-hour monthly show on KQED.
Reporter, Concord, NH – September 2002 to August 2004
Covered the presidential primary, religion and breaking news. Contributed to Statehouse coverage and investigative projects, supervised newscast production and participated in on-air Pledge Drive.
Contract Reporter, San Francisco, CA – May 2000 to May 2002
Covered the health beat, general assignments, features and breaking news for daily local segment and The California Report. Reported on the state’s energy crisis, environmental issues and medical research.
May 2000 to April 2007
Radio: Filed freelance radio features for National Public Radio’s newsmagazines, On the Media, The World, Studio 360 and Marketplace. Filed time-sensitive news stories and newscast spots from the field.
TV: Filed short, non-narrated features for Current TV. Covered presidential elections in Bolivia for the documentary series Frontline/World. Produced half-hour news magazine which won a 2007 Student Emmy.
University of California, Graduate School of Journalism – Berkeley, CA
M.J. in Journalism, 2007 Faith Fancher Memorial Scholarship – recipient
Barnard College of Columbia University – New York, NY
B.A. in Political Science
AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, MEMBERSHIPS
National Association of Hispanic Journalists – Founding president, UC Berkeley student chapter
College Television Awards, Student Emmy – best newsmagazine, 2007
Metcalf Institute – Annual Science Immersion Workshop, University of Rhode Island, 2006
Science Literacy Workshop for public radio reporters – SoundVision Productions, March 2006
AP Broadcast Awards, New Hampshire – Swept competition in most categories in 2003 and 2004
Casey Journalism Foundation – Regional Fellowship, Northeast, November 2002
Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources – 2002 Southern Cascadia Fellowship
Kaiser Family Foundation Media Health Reporting Internship – for minority journalists, KTVU-Ch. 2, Summer 2002
- Fluent in spoken Spanish, basic Portuguese.
- Detailed and nuanced application of AP Style, SEO and editorial voice.
- Expert in shooting video on Panasonic, Sony and Canon DSLR and video cameras.
- Advanced at non-linear editing on deadline with Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Grass Valley Edius, live video transmission with live-streaming apps and LiveU.
- Proficient in audio mixing (ProTools, Audition, Dalet), field recording and microphones.
- Proficient in Excel, map mashups, CMS, basic HTML.