Newswoman, Los Angeles, CA – May 2007 to present
Report features and breaking news during evening shift. Produce, report, shoot and edit Warren Jeffs trial, Sundance Film Festival and light features for APTN and AP’s online video product. Covered courthouse and celebrity justice beat on contract.
Intern, 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
Edit, train, and mentor teenage journalists. Work closely with young producers to write and mix stories and commentaries. Produce 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.
November 1999 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.
Production Assistant Washington, DC – October 1998 to May 1999
Booked, produced, and cut interviews on deadline for Weekend Edition Saturday.
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, 1998
Lakeland Regional High School – Wanaque, NJ, June 1994
AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS
National Association of Hispanic Journalists – Founding president, UC Berkeley student chapter
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
- Proficient in shooting video on DV cameras, non-linear editing with Final Cut Pro
- Expert in audio mixing (ProTools, Audition, Dalet), field recording and microphones, Soundslides
- Proficient in Excel, map mashups, CMS, basic HTML.
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