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Contract Editor, San Francisco, CA – Summer 2017 to present
Assign and edit stories, train reporters, mentor emerging journalists, screen pitches and coordinate production.
Part-time Video Editor/Producer, San Francisco, CA – Summer 2017 to present
Edit digital video scripts and produce Facebook-ready videos about history for startup. Pitch, write and produce for distribution on social media.
Digital Producer, San Jose, CA – January 2016 to present
Produce online-only video and write stories for website and social media. Cover breaking news and enterprise stories in the East Bay. Develop geographic beat and sources.
Video Journalist, Los Angeles, CA – June 2010 to December 2015
Cover breaking news and enterprise stories across California and the West. Shoot and transmit live video with LiveU. Produce, shoot, write, voice, and edit packages in the field. Generate, pitch, and produce national feature story ideas. Work with beat reporters to translate wire stories into compelling video.
Reporter, Los Angeles, CA – May 2007 to present
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.