About Me

News & Documentary Emmy Award Nominated producer

My passion for storytelling is tied to my curious disposition. I love getting to know people and learn about what matters most to them.

My favorite moments are when people I interview tell me “no one has ever asked me that before” or send me emails after a story has been published, telling me how much they appreciate their story being told the way I was able to.

When I’m not working, I enjoy exploring new cities, cooking 12+ step recipes from cultures around the world, watching documentaries and re-runs of Parks and Recreation, and keeping up with my friends scattered around the country. My favorite foods are Korean fried chicken and tacos al pastor.

Publications include:

  • The Today Show
  • NPR
  • The Washington Post
  • Essence Magazine
  • USA Today
  • The Boston Globe
  • The Denver Post
  • The Houston Chronicle
  • The Salt Lake Tribune
  • The Detroit Free Press
  • SFgate.com
Experiences

Associate Producer – KET

2018 – Present

  • Produce field and studio shoots; edit segments for the only state-wide network in Kentucky with a viewership of 1 million people a week; one of the largest PBS networks in the nation
  • Book guests, schedule crews, collaborate and communicate between departments daily
  • Train and mentor associate producer, interns 
  • Produced segment that aired on PBS NewsHour that to date has over 8,400 views on Twitter and Youtube
  • Manage crews, communicate between departments 
  • Manage library of photos, videos, sources; archive content
  • Facilitate audience engagement
  • Assist with production of virtual events
  • Complete video segments on both a quick turnaround and larger projects on longer deadlines
  • Videographer, predominantly using Canon C300 and Sony XDCAM

Production Assistant / Photographer – PBS NewsHour

2015 – 2018

  • Digital Producer, Photographer for Emmy nominated America Addicted 
  • Conducted and presented research daily; research I conducted inspired an article in the New Yorker
  • Created content for the online team beginning in 2016; that year, online users grew 18% to more than 43 million users
  • Created and edited graphics and photos for Instagram, more than doubling followers, from 31k to 81k
  • Wrote original content for publication on various online platforms, including this article I wrote: 12 stunning snowflake photos you won’t believe were taken by an amateur photographer which has over 33,000 Facebook shares to date
  • Edit photos from wire services and reporters
  • Photographed interviewees including Madeleine Albright, Secretary John Kerry, Vice President Pence
  • Photographer and production assistant at the Democratic and Republican National Conventions
  • Trained reporters on photography
  • Organize host’s scripts
  • Facilitate crucial communication between departments

Creative Services Intern / Promo Producer – HGTV

2015

  • Produced multiple promos for HGTV, the #8 cable network in 2015
  • Cinematographer for the #LoveHGTV summer promo
  • Organized and managed a library of photo and video files
  • Retouched images in Photoshop
  • Produced graphics using Adobe Illustrator

Video Producer / Photographer- WKU Public Media

2014

  • Shot and edited documentary photos for online galleries and articles
  • Produced documentary videos, 1-8 minutes in length
  • Shot promotional photos to grow audience engagement

Multimedia Intern – NPR

2013

  • Shot and edited breaking news, feature, and portrait photos, including a candid portrait of Malala Yousafzai
  • Photographer and videographer for Tiny Desk Concerts, including John Legend which has more than 4.4 million Youtube views
  • Produced daily photo galleries on tight deadlines that were among the top 10 pages viewed on NPR.org

Photo Intern – San Antonio Express-News

2013

  • Collaborated with writers, editors, and photographers
  • Shot, edited, and toned photos on tight deadlines
  • Wrote captions in AP Style
  • Covered features, news, food, and sports

Photo Intern – MLive.com/Jackson Citizen Patriot

2012

  • Collaborated with writers, editors, and photographers
  • Shot, edited, and toned photos on tight deadlines
  • Posted galleries online
  • Wrote articles and captions in AP Style

Design Editor – WKU College Heights Herald

2012

  • Budgeted and designed pages for print
  • Managed the design team
  • Worked with other editors and problem solve to meet deadlines and put out a good looking, informative student-run newspaper.