Resume

EXPERIENCE

Communications Specialist (Contract) at Canadian Mental Health Association, Waterloo Wellington (April 2017 – Present)

Full-time Anchor/Reporter at CKGL 570 News AM (June 2015 – May 2016; March – April 2017)

  • Weekend Anchor for “All-News Weekend Mornings” on 570 News (June 2015 – January 2016; March – April 2017)
  • Morning Reporter for “All-News Mornings” on 570 News (February – May 2016)
  • Gathering content for news stories: conducting interviews, editing clips, writing and voicing stories for newscasts

Writer/Podcaster for The Come Up Show on CHRW 94.9 FM (March 2012 – present)

  • Writing articles for online music website, selected by CBC Music as one of the 10 “Canadian music blogs you need to be reading”
  • Hosting and producing podcast, featuring interviews with artists including Mac Miller, Grammy Award-winner Evidence, and Juno Award-winner Kardinal Offishall

Co-Host of The Locker Room Podcast (June 2015 – February 2016)

  • Co-hosting and producing weekly sports and pop culture podcast

IceTime Videographer on Rogers TV Kitchener (2015)

  • shooting mini-documentaries on minor hockey in Waterloo Region and the surrounding area

Next Gen Panelist on Rogers TV Kitchener (2014)

  • Appearing as a panelist on the teen/young adult talk show “Next Gen.” Featured in episodes on depression and anxiety as well as youth homelessness.

Sports Director and Reporter/Newscaster/Feature Producer at CIXX 106.9 “the X” FM (Fall 2014)

  • Overseeing XFM News sports programming on 106.9 FM
  • Hosting “The Locker Room” every Sunday at 8am
  • Other duties: reporting on news stories, anchoring the morning sportscasts, and producing radio features

Sports commentator on Mustangs Live for CHRW 94.9 FM (September 2012 – December 2014)

  • Sideline reporter for Western Mustangs football: interviewing players, injury reports, providing sideline analysis
  • Colour commentary for Western Mustangs basketball: providing in-depth play analysis

Part-time Reporter/Anchor at CKGL 570 News AM (Summer 2014)

  • Gathering content for news stories: conducting interviews, editing clips, writing and voicing stories for newscasts
  • Anchoring midday newscasts
  • Occasionally anchoring afternoon sportscasts
  • Editing the website with the latest news updates

Reporter/Producer/Newscaster at CIXX 106.9 “the X” FM (September 2012 – May 2014)

  • Gathering content for news stories
  • Writing, recording, and producing voicers/wraparounds/documentaries
  • Writing and delivering newscasts

Reporter at CKLO 98.1 “Free” FM/BlackburnNews.com (Summer 2013)

  • Gathering content for news stories: conducting interviews, editing clips, writing stories for newscasts
  • Conducting extended interviews for weekly in-depth feature segment, “The Big Picture”

EDUCATION

The University of Western Ontario and Fanshawe College

  • Faculty of Information and Media Studies (2011 – 2015)
  • Collaborative program studying Media, Theory and Production (Broadcast Journalism)
  • Representative courses: Writing for Multi-Media, History of Communications, Political Economy of Media

The University of South Wales

  • Faculty of Journalism & Media
  • Exchange student in 2015 (co-ordinated through Fanshawe College)
  • Representative courses: Major Journalism Project – TV Documentary, Creative Industries Collaborative Practice – Newsdays

AWARDS

  • Graduated on the President’s Honour Roll at Fanshawe College (2015)
  • Graduated as a Gold Medallist from University of Western Ontario (2015)
  • KLZ Innovations News Production Award at Fanshawe College (2014-15)
  • RTDNF CBC/Barbara Frum Scholarship for Interviewing (2014)
  • 98.1 Free FM Scholarship Winner (2012-13)
  • Awarded Most Promising Broadcast Journalist at Fanshawe College (2012-13)
  • Nominated for Most Promising Reporter at Fanshawe College (2012-13)
  • Nominated for Most Promising Current Affairs Producer at Fanshawe College (2012-13)
  • Nominated for Most Promising Newswriter at Fanshawe College (2012-13)
  • Dean’s list in first and third year at University of Western Ontario (2011-12, 13-14)
  • Featured in The Record‘s list of top students in Waterloo Region (2010-11)

TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE

  • WordPress administrator and blogger
  • SoCast blogger
  • Proficiency with Newsroom, Burli, and Adobe Audition
  • iMovie, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator

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