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Baltimore Ravens, Baltimore, MD

Digital Media Staff Writer, Nov. 2011-Present

Write and produce daily news and feature content for organization’s digital platforms

  • Helped usher in a period of significant digital advancement, as our audience has grown significantly in total digital page views, unique visitors, mobile visits, mobile app downloads, video views and news article views
  • Conduct regular interviews with players, coaches and front-office executives to provide fan base with exclusive inside access to the team
  • Communicate messaging to the fan base from the ownership, front-office personnel and members of the coaching staff
  • Travel with team to road games and events like the NFL Draft, Scouting Combine and Pro Bowl to report on news across the country

Manage day-to-day content posting and develop special-projects concepts

  • Create content for team’s official social media platforms
  • Collaborate with digital staff to develop content budget on a weekly and annual basis
  • Worked with Head Coach John Harbaugh to write essay on the importance of football at youth levels, which became a national news story
  • Produced photo-essay series “Team Behind the Team” that gave viewers a look inside the organization with unprecedented access
  • Launched a podcast, “The Lounge,” which takes listeners inside team walls for a unique conversation about the Ravens. The podcast includes in-depth personal interviews and detailed analysis of the team.

Work as team’s main on-air reporter/host for all digital content

  • Developed concept for daily video segment called the Final Drive, where I recap the news in an engaging, light-hearted fashion. This segment has been a tremendous success, topping 1.3 million video views in the first season
  • On-air analyst for weekly 30-minute television show Ravens Unscripted
  • Host live pre-game broadcast from the field before every game

WEWS/NewsNet5.com, Cleveland, OH
Online Content Producer, June 2010-Oct. 2011

  • Wrote, edited, produced and built content for news organization’s website
  • Developed and managed social media strategies to increase traffic and engagement
  • Worked in daily on-air role to report on web content, sports stories and trending topics
  • Partnered with local high schools to provide content for Friday night football show

LasVegasSun.com, Las Vegas, NV
Reporter/ Videographer/ Video Editor/ Producer, Jan. 2009-March 2009

  • Covered  Vegas sports scene by reporting, shooting, writing, editing and producing multimedia content
  • Reported on MLB, NASCAR, Mountain West Basketball, professional boxing and high school sports

Washingtonpost.com, Washington D.C.
Reporter/ Videographer/ Video Editor/ Product Development, Jan. 2008-March 2008

  • Worked as multimedia journalist to write articles and produce video on deadline
  • Built databases for community and event guides

Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH
City Desk Intern, Nov. 2007-Jan 2008, Nov. 2008-Jan. 2009

  • Reported on general news in Columbus area by pitching and writing stories

Gridiron Glory, WOUB-TV, Athens, OH
Host, Fall 2008-Fall 2009, Reporter, Fall 2006-Fall 2007

  • Hosted Emmy award-winning weekly live half-hour program showcasing high school football in Southeast Ohio and West Virginia
  • Delivered several programming innovations and document increased interest level in show during hosting tenure

WOUB Radio and Television, Athens, OH
Sports Anchor/ Reporter/ Producer/ Videographer/ Editor, Sept. 2006-June 2010

  • Anchored and produced sports segments for live nightly news broadcast, Newswatch

This Week News, Columbus, OH
Sports Writer/ Stringer, June 2006- Aug. 2009

  • Worked as a sports and news writer covering various local events
  • Wrote several articles for debut of award-winning 90-page high school football preview

The Athens News, Athens, OH
Campus Reporter/ Sports Reporter, Sept. 2006-June 2010, Web-Editor, July 2009-June 2010

  • Covered issues such as athletics department finances, general sporting events and academic issues
  • Worked as web-editor to update website with new articles and content

NFL Rush.com
Content Provider, April 2007-Oct. 2007

  • Wrote articles geared towards children’s audience

Education

Ohio University, Athens, OH
E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
Bachelor of Science in Journalism, June 2010
Minor: Economics, Specialization: Sport Management
Overall GPA: 3.6/ Journalism GPA: 3.83

Technical Skills

Proficient in non-linear editing (Final Cut Pro), ENPS, Netia, shooting with DVC-Pro and Panasonic HD cameras, website content management and basic HTML code.