Media Experience

Sports reporter, The Washington Times, Washington, D.C.                                           

Feb 2018-Aug 2020

  • Cover the D.C. area's professional and college sports teams and write news, enterprise and feature stories

  • As assigned, fill in for sports editor by choosing stories for the section, editing copy and managing website

  • Manage and schedule posts for the sports department’s Twitter account

  • Won the 2020 Dateline Award from the Society of Professional Journalists D.C. chapter for sports writing at a daily newspaper
     

Sports reporter, The Capital-Gazette, Annapolis, Md.                                           

Aug 2016-Feb 2018

  • Reported and wrote articles about local sports (primarily high school and Navy) for print and online

  • Assisted other Baltimore Sun Media Group publications, covering news and sports as assigned for the   Baltimore Sun, Bowie Blade-News and Maryland Gazette

  • Prepared high school sports roundups by taking scores and statistics by phone and writing game summaries

Reporter, Capital News Service, University of Maryland                                

Aug-Dec 2017

  • Wrote articles for the CNS data journalism bureau focused on sports

  • Researched and wrote long-term data journalism projects, including the "More Than a Mascot" project

  • Recorded and produced a weekly podcast, “WAR on Hot Takes,” discussing Baltimore and Washington pro sports from a data-driven perspective alongside a co-host

  • Created interactive graphics for CNS articles as assigned, using Highcharts API​

 

Editor-in-chief, The Minstrel, DeSales University                                                

May 2015-May 2016

  • Prior positions: News editor (2014-2015), layout editor (2013-2014), copy editor (2012-2013)

  • Led and managed staff of about 20 writers, editors and photographers

  • Wrote and edited articles for every print issue and wrote breaking news posts for Minstrel website

  • As layout editor: Designed page layout and edited photographs for every issue

 

Media Relations intern, Lehigh Valley Phantoms                                   

Sept-Dec 2015

  • Wrote game summaries for phantomshockey.com as assigned

  • Edited press releases, game programs and email blasts for media relations manager

  • Assisted media relations manager with media and community relations operations, daily and on game nights

 

Web Content/Social Media intern, United States Golf Association   

May-Aug 2015

  • Wrote and edited articles for the USGA’s two websites, USOpen.com and usga.org

  • Assisted communication staff with editorial tasks, social media operations and website support on-site at U.S. Girls’ Junior amateur golf championship in Tulsa, Okla.

  • Built the USGA’s championship archives webpage: www.usga.org/articles/championship-archives.html

 

Freelance journalist                                                                                     

2014-present

  • Other bylines appeared in the Associated Press, Washington City Paper, The Washington Post, The Hockey News, The Star-Ledger, The Diamondback (College Park, Md.) and The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism
     

Education

University of Maryland, College Park, Md.                                             

Aug 2016-Dec 2017

  • M.J. in Journalism (Multiplatform Journalism track; Sport Journalism concentration)
     

DeSales University, Center Valley, Pa.                                                    

Aug 2012-May 2016

  • B.A. in Communication; second major in Sport Management, minor in Journalism

  • Graduated summa cum laude – GPA: 3.79

 

Skills

  • Proficient in Associated Press style, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Tweetdeck, SaxoTech, WordPress, Wix, Microsoft Office Suite, podcasting, digital photography and video, social media

  • Familiar with HTML, CSS, Highcharts API, Twitter and Facebook analytics, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Audition