Multimedia journalist dedicated to telling engaging and accurate stories exploring topics most outlets simply get wrong, such as millennial culture, Southern culture and black culture. Outgoing, detail-oriented young professional with 3+ years of newsgathering and feature writing experience on-camera, behind the camera and in front of a microphone. Skills include non-linear video editing, multi-track audio editing and social media storytelling.

 

EXPERIENCE

The Daily Memphian, General Assignment Reporter, January 2019 to present

            •           Daily news and features reporter for online publication serving the Greater Memphis Area

 

Alabama Media Group, Public Safety/Life & Culture Reporter, November 2015 to 2018

            •           Over 1,000 articles written as local authority on daily breaking and trending news

            •           Published leading coverage of statewide music and food projects, such as Alabama Hip-Hop Week and Alabama’s Best (food road trip competition)

            •           Created diverse multimedia content, writing slideshows, creating graphics and voicing video features

Memphis Commercial Appeal, Editorial Intern, June 2015 to August 2015

            •           General assignment reporting on local news, politics and entertainment

 

Jackson Free Press, Editorial Intern, June 2014 to August 2014

            •           Published in over 15 articles for alt-weekly, mastering voice by balancing a fun tone for features and a more-direct approach to hard-hitting social conversations

            •           Featured as guest editor for intern-centric issue after leading team of peers to develop content focused on Jackson’s Civil Rights activism

 

Rebel Radio 92.1 FM, DJ & Radio Personality, January 2014 to January 2015

            •           Produced, wrote and performed campus favorite urban music mix show

 

The Daily Mississippian, Columnist, February 2014 to May 2015

            •           Wrote unique, long-form weekly column about buzzworthy topics in hip-hop culture

     

AWARDS, ACHIEVEMENTS & INVOLVEMENT

            •           2015 Meek School of Journalism Dean’s Award

            •           2015 Class of University Mississippi Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

            •           Reported on jazz in Ethiopia for online magazine “Ole Miss in Africa”

            •           Interviewed Civil Rights figure James Meredith for Newseum video exhibit

 

EDUCATION

B.A. in Journalism - Broadcast – University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi

EXPERIENCE

Alabama Media Group, Public Safety/Life & Culture Reporter, November 2015 to present

  • Over 1,000 articles written as local authority on daily breaking and trending news

  • Published leading coverage of statewide music and food projects, such as Alabama Hip-Hop Week and Alabama’s Best (food road trip competition)

  • Created diverse multimedia content, writing slideshows, creating graphics and voicing video features

Memphis Commercial Appeal, Editorial Intern, June 2015 to August 2015

 

Jackson Free Press, Editorial Intern, June 2014 to August 2014

 

Rebel Radio 92.1 FM, DJ & Radio Personality, January 2014 to January 2015

  • Produced, wrote and performed campus favorite urban music mix show

 

The Daily Mississippian, Columnist, February 2014 to May 2015

  • Wrote unique, long-form weekly column about buzzworthy topics in hip-hop culture

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AWARDS, ACHIEVEMENTS & INVOLVEMENT

  • 2015 Meek School of Journalism Dean’s Award

  • 2015 Class of University Mississippi Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

 

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EDUCATION

B.A. in Journalism - Broadcast ­– University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi