Resume

Experience

  • Report on politics, policy, and elections for statewide network 
  • Produce short and long-form audio, web stories on deadline
  • Maintain source relationships, knowledge of complex policies issues
  • Maintain social media presence, engage with listeners
  • Appear regularly as state politics expert on Wisconsin Public Radio talk shows
  • Appear in weekly WPR Politics Podcast, semi-regular live podcast events
  • Act as on-air host of special events programming
  • Reported breaking news and features on politics and culture, averaging nine stories per week
  • Produced multimedia content to accompany written work, including photo galleries, audio and video
Lee Ester News Fellow (General Assignment Reporter), Wisconsin Public Radio
July 2014 – November 2014
Madison, Wisconsin
  • Reported on politics, arts, agriculture and the UW-Madison campus community
  • Produced newscast spots, features, and web stories on deadline
Assistant Account Executive, Public Communications Inc.
October 2011 – September 2012
Chicago, Illinois
  • Conducted pitching to major market and trade media to secure broadcast, print, radio and online coverage for client projects
  • Drafted media materials, including news releases, media alerts, and email pitches
  • Strategically managed social media for clients
  • Placement highlights included: Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, The Today Show, and The Hill

Education

  • Northwestern University
    MS, Journalism – Public Affairs Reporting
    2012-2014
  • North Central College
    BA, English – Writing
    2006-2010

Skills

Familiar with the following software and programs: Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office suite, NewsBoss, Inception, Audio Vault, Nexis, PACER, WordPress, Tweetdeck, CisionPoint, Critical Mention, basic HTML and CSS

Awards & Honors

  • 2017, Milwaukee Press Club, Silver Award for Best Short Soft Feature Story, “State Rep. Grapples With Identity As ‘Wheelchair Legislator'”
  • 2016, Milwaukee Press Club, Silver Award for Best Series Reporting, “2016 Election Coverage”
  • 2016, Milwaukee Press Club, Silver Award for Best Use Of Multi-Platform Reporting, “Voter ID In An Election Year”
  • 2016, Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, Third Place, Best Social and Digital Media Personality
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