Media Experience

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

Feb 2018-Aug 2020

  • Reported and wrote news, enterprise and feature stories about the D.C. area’s pro and college sports teams

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

  • Wrote and scheduled 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 Navy and high school) for print and online

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

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

 

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 professional 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 the 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 work

  • Bylines featured in the Associated Press, The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, 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

  • Master's in Journalism (Multiplatform Journalism track; Sports 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, WordPress, HTML, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Tweetdeck, SaxoTech, Wix, Microsoft Office Suite, podcasting, digital photography and video, social media

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