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I am a public radio host and multimedia reporter originally based in Brooklyn, New York but currently living and working in Dover, Delaware.

I have worked at a variety of stations, newspapers, magazines and online publications in Alaska, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and Delaware. Although I enjoy working for community-based publications, I have also contributed to larger organizations such as the New York Times and NBC, and my work has appeared in the Associated Press and statewide on the Alaska Public Radio Network. My radio and print work has won first place awards with the Society of Professional Journalists and the New York Press Association for both the federal emergency response to Hurricane Sandy in Brooklyn and political corruption in the Bronx.

I also work in web design, having created and maintained the website for the official podcast of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and worked freelance for clients in Alaska. I also create infographics using software and other online templates.

I earned a Master’s degree from the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism in 2012, and hold undergraduate degree from the New School University in Greenwich Village in 2008.

WORK

WDDE/Delaware Public Media, Dover, Delaware
All Things Considered anchor/reporter
November 2014 – present
I currently work as the local anchor during the evening drive times for public media throughout Delaware. In addition to reporting daily stories and features for WDDE’s news magazine The Green, I host special coverage for the station, including elections and breaking events. I also serve as a public face of the station at local events and fundraisers.
KRBD Ketchikan, Ketchikan, Alaska
Reporter/Morning Edition Host
December 2012 – November 2013
As a reporter and backup Morning Edition host I regularly produced news stories and features. Hosting at KRBD also included live on-air interviews with local leaders, artists and business people, as well as the orchestration of live forums and other special events. I also work to maintain the station’s social media presence and website and occasionally participate in station programming, engineering, fundraising and other tasks essential to the operation of a radio station.
CUNY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM, New York City, New York
Teaching Assistant/Wordpress Consultant
August – December 2012
I worked as a Teaching Assistant during the fall orientation for new students at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, helping to give a foundational education on interactive reporting. I then worked for the rest of the semester as a WordPress coach, helping students to design their portfolio pages and present their work in a compelling way.
TOM ROBBINS INVESTIGATIVE INTERNSHIP, New York City, New York
Investigative Intern
Summer 2012
During the summer in between my second and third semesters of graduate school I worked for Tom Robbins, the former investigative reporter at the Village Voice. Together we worked on a piece on affordable housing in the Bronx, which then appeared in the Mott Haven Herald, a community publication in the South Bronx. The piece was later picked up by the New York Times, and the political operative we investigated was expelled from the project we wrote about.I learned many tools critical to investigative journalism, from searching digital and print databases and archives to submitting requests under the New York State Freedom of Information Law and the federal Freedom of Information Act. I continue to work with Tom on a number of stories within New York City.
PATCH.COM, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; New York City, New York
Copyeditor/Reporter
June 2010 – August 2011
I worked for Patch in both Philadelphia and Delaware gathering information to help build the company’s database, which was used to help with community outreach when new Patch sites opened in those areas. From there I moved back to New York City—where I had not lived since college—to work in Patch’s corporate offices in SoHo as a copy editor.
SUBURBAN ESSEX & VICINITY MAGAZINES, Fairfield, New Jersey
Calendar Editor – Assistant Editor
January 2009 – January 2011
Suburban Essex and Vicinity magazines, which together comprise Vicinity Media Group, is a regional publishing company in New Jersey that prints monthly lifestyle magazines with a combined circulation of over 200,000 homes. I began working for the company as the calendar editor in early 2009 and quickly became immersed in every aspect of the magazines’ publication—from magazine layout to business development, I learned very quickly that in a small office, everyone does everyone else’s job. After a year of working at Vicinity I was promoted to assistant editor.
GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGNS, INC., New York City, New York; Asheville, North Carolina; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Denver, Colorado
Assistant Director
Summer/Fall 2008
After graduating from college in May of 2008 I worked as a community and political organizer in preparation for the elections in November of that year. I received training in New York City before I was shipped to Asheville, North Carolina to open a canvasing office. In Asheville I worked as an assistant director of the Grassroots Campaigns office there, organizing and executing voter registration and get-out-the-vote drives. I was then sent to Colorado, where I worked in both Colorado Springs and Denver, training canvassers and conducting other field work. After the elections, I rode a train from Denver to New York, where I proceeded to sleep for a month.

PUBLICATIONS

WDDE/Delaware Public Media, Delaware
KRBD Community Radio, Alaska
Alaska Public Radio Network
Riverdale Press, Bronx, New York
Mott Haven Herald, Bronx, New York
NBC Universal online
New York Times Lens blog (transcription)
Photojournalists at War: the Untold Stories by Michael Kamber (transcription)
Patch.com
Recorder Newspapers, New Jersey
Suburban Essex & Vicinity magazines, New Jersey

EDUCATION

Master of Arts in journalism, City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism
Bachelor of Arts in writing, New School University

SKILLS

Through the course of my professional experience and education I have become proficient with a number of software programs, including Photoshop, InDesign, InCopy, Reaper, Pro Tools and Final Cut Pro. I can also use hardware – from Marantz, Tascam and Zoom audio recorders to video and DSLR cameras, as well as operate soundboards and other radio programming software. I am also proficient in HTML, CSS and javascript.