WIVB/WNLO News 4 Buffalo
Weekend Sports Anchor
Buffalo, NY, Aug 2015-Present
-Weekend anchor, co-host Sunday Sports Blitz (Buffalo Bills show), co-host The Audcast (Buffalo Sabres podcast), coordinate Sabres, college and high school coverage, enterprise/turn feature stories
-Rebuilt a sports department from the ground up. Established relationships with local sports figures for exclusive content and interview segments
Lafayette, LA, May 2013-May 2015
-Anchor weekend evenings or during the week on fill-in duty.
-Shoot, write and edit sports stories on UL-Lafayette for "Ragin' Cajuns: All-Access" or prep sports for weekly use.
-Co-anchor weekly thirty-minute HS football show. Will usually shoot three games and do two live shots (or occasionally a live sportscast) beforehand at 5/6.
-Covered the 2013 and 2014 New Orleans Bowls, each for four days, producing packages, live shots and sportscasts on location. Capped off the week by co-producing/anchoring an hour-long bowl preview special.
-Travel to Baton Rouge or New Orleans to conduct interviews, send back reports on the Tigers and Saints. Will shoot LSU home games and send back game wraps on deadline.
-Manage content on the KATC Sports Facebook page (our major social media market, Twitter a distant second).
Columbia, MO, Mar 2011-May 2013
— Shot, wrote, voiced and edited sports and news packages on deadline.
— Reported live in the field singlehandedly; used backpack technology to set up and perform live shots.
— Anchored, wrote and produced Saturday night sportscasts.
— Shot, wrote and cut sports highlights of many varieties, including highlights for "Friday Night Fever," a special segment showcasing area high school football games.
Columbia, MO, Feb 2012-May 2013
— Researched, announced and/or shot Mid-Missouri sporting events.
— Assisted in production, setting up cameras, running cables and checking audio.
— In addition, called three high school games in November 2012 for FoxSportsMidwest.com.
Columbia, MO, Jul 2011-Jul 2012
— Researched, wrote, edited and often anchored short, multi-source sports stories.
— Still growing and evolving, Newsy won the 2011 Appy Award, beating out CNN and Flipboard in the 'News' category and has since become a major player in mobile news.
Columbia, MO, Dec 2008-Dec 2012
— In four years running SB Nation's Houston Rockets blog, The Dream Shake, the site welcomed nearly 5 million unique visitors and garnered consistent praise from the Houston media community.
— Hired and managed a full staff of writers; also assisted in site design and SEO optimization.
— Managed social media for the site, including use of a Facebook page and a Twitter account with over 1,200 followers.
— Covered two NBA drafts on location as a credentialed media member and wrote on behalf of the site for SheridanHoops.com, WEEI, Dime Magazine, Yahoo!'s Ball Don't Lie and Basketball-reference.com.
— Appeared on behalf of the site for the Rockets.com podcast with Jason Friedman, ESPN 97.5 and Sports Radio 1560 in Houston, SNY.TV in New York City and "The Basketball Jones," show for The Score in Toronto, now "The Starters" on NBA TV.
Yahoo! Sports Radio
Houston, TX, Jul 2012-Aug 2012
— Assisted in production for the Rivals Radio show with David Nuño.
— Conducted interviews with national college football experts from around the country.
— Wrote questions for guest interviews and helped in setting up those interviews.
— Cut and edited post-show audio and worked the audio board during portions of the show.
University of Missouri '13 Bachelor of Journalism
Honors & Activities
2013 Mid-America Emmy Award WinnerAP Louisiana Best Sportscast (Class II) - 1st Place AP Louisiana Best Sports Story (Class II) - 2nd Place Executive Board Member: Tau Kappa Epsilon MU Dean's Honor Roll
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