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EXPERIENCE

Staff WriterThe International Business Times, New York, NY | January 2015 – March 2016

  • Wrote social justice, civil rights and diversity stories on a national scale. Coverage included diversity in the media, environmental injustice issues, voting rights and criminal justice reform. Appeared on national TV and radio as an expert to discuss coverage. Uploaded stories to a CMS.

United Nations CorrespondentThe Miami Herald, New York, NY | May 2012 – January 2015

  • Produce assigned and enterprise stories for the Herald’s World section. Coverage includes the U.N. General Assembly, the Security Council,  committees and events related to the Caribbean Community and Latin America.

Staff Writer, The Record (Bergen County), Woodland Park, NJ | October 2013 – January 2015

  • Covered news and developed enterprise stories as a municipal beat reporter. Coverage area included Teaneck, Bogota, Little Ferry and Moonachie. Produced a large news feature project on the 50th anniversary of Teaneck’s historic voluntary school desegregation.

Political Editor & Producer, Loop 21, New York, NY | December 2011 – April 2013

  • Produced daily, political and SEO-friendly content on the economy, the Obama administration, the 2012 presidential election for the web-based outlet. Hosted live Twitter discussions on political events. Uploaded stories to a CMS.

Reporter, Daily Record (Gannett), Parsippany, NJ | July 2010 – June 2011

  • Produced multi-platform content in more than 17 communities for the daily and eight zoned weekly editions in Morris County. Wrote stories for an award-winning multimedia breast cancer awareness project.

Reporter, The Associated Press, Trenton, NJ | March 2010 – July 2010

  • Wrote for state and national news wires from the New Jersey Statehouse. Covered news on a general assignment beat and helped a team of reporters covering the state budget during Gov. Chris Christie’s first year in office.

SKILLS

Reporting, research, fact checking, news and feature writing. Professional photography and videography. Editing with Final Cut Pro, SoundTrack Pro and Adobe Photoshop. Use of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Vine for reporting, crowd-sourcing and audience engagement.  Intermediate level knowledge of the U.S. Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics databases.

AWARDS

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Fellowship Programme – Selected for the Fall 2013 EUNA class trip to North Africa and the Middle East. Met with governmental, non-governmental and community-based organizations for high-level meetings on intercultural dialog, social justice and xenophobia. The countries visited included Morocco, Jordan and Qatar. (View photos from my trip.)

The 2011 UNITY Global Reporting Fellowship– Selected to represent the National Association of Black Journalists at the United Nations High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS in New York City. Stories were made available in print and online for more than 3,000 delegates who attended.

New Jersey Press Association’s 2010 & 2011 Robert P. Kelly Award – Second and third place awards for news and feature writing by a first-year reporter for sustainable living stories, breast cancer patient/survivor profiles, and state agriculture.

EDUCATION

San Francisco State University, BA in Journalism with a news and online media concentration.