KSDK-TV | St. Louis, MO
August 2014 – Present

WBIR TV | Knoxville, TN
July 2011 – August 2014

  • Covered a variety of stories in East Tennessee and greater Appalachia that included: multiple deadly weather events, Coach Pat Summitt’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis and final season, a months-long search for a new head football coach at UT, a federal fraud investigation into a major local company, and ongoing education issues
  • Anchored weekend evenings for 10News Nightbeat and FOX43 10pm news, and as fill-in on weekdays
  • Reported for other Gannett properties during national news stories, including 2013 Colorado floods, Presidential Inauguration, and Hurricane Isaac

KOMU TV | Columbia, MO
August 2007 – July 2011

  • Covered in-depth stories of statewide and national interest including: the Joplin EF-5 tornado and aftermath, 2010 Senate election, and an investigation of dangerous work environments at Missouri’s state prison
  • Anchored weekend newscasts, and as a week-day morning and evening substitute
  • Managed assignment desk duties: Wrote and published stories for website and social media, fielded phone calls, monitored scanner, assisted reporters in the field
  • Awarded two national SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards for investigative work and reporting – Huffington Post | Columbia, MO
February 2010 – July 2011

  • Researched, wrote and delivered analysis of national and international stories for online and mobile audience.
  • Anchored stories broadcasted on, AOL News and Huffington Post video news
  • Trained new writers, and assisted management with pitch meetings and script approval

NBC Nightly News | New York, NY
Summer 2010
Newsroom Intern

  • Collected data and created spreadsheets for BP oil spill statistics, used by NBC to monitor Gulf developments and cleanup
  • Assisted Nightly producers, correspondents, and editors in New York City newsroom and on local shoots
  • Managed desk phones, logged video, and distributed show rundowns and scripts

Missouri Digital News | Jefferson City, MO
January 2009 – May 2009
Statehouse Reporter

  • Generated, reported, edited and voiced stories from the capitol for KMOX, a CBS radio affiliate
  • Performed in-person interviews with legislators about proposed laws and legislative policy

Honors & Awards:

2017 Nominated for 2 Regional Emmys
2016 Nominated for 2 Regional Emmys
2014 Gannett “On Point” Award, as part of “Fugitives Next Door” reporting team
2010 National Mark of Excellence (SPJ) Award Winner: General News Reporting
2010 National Mark of Excellence (SPJ) Award Finalist: In-Depth Reporting
2011 Association of Health Care Journalist: Missouri Fellowship Recipient
2010-2011 Missouri School of Journalism Edward R. Murrow Scholarship Recipient


University of Missouri
Bachelor of Journalism: Radio-Television News

Bachelor of Arts: Political Science

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