Summary

I am driven by infecting others with my passion for storytelling to influence and educate. I teach people how and why to affect consumers through news and entertainment. I've had a camera in my hand since I could walk.

Credits

11/13 – 11/16

News Producer Wfla Tampa Fl

NBC — News (TV) — NBC Television Details
11/13 – 11/16

• Line produced live newscasts on traditional and virtual sets for WFLA and WTTA. • Decided which stories to cover while assigning reporters and photographers. • Researched and wrote broadcast news scripts. • Communicated what video, graphics and sound would be used to tell different stories. • Coordinated and produced interviews. • Launched and produced the following newscasts: o News Channel 8 at 8 on Great 38 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. on WTTA o News Channel 8 Today weekend mornings 6:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. on WFLA o News Channel 8 Sunday morning newscast 9:00 a.m. on WFLA o News Channel 8 Sunday morning political show 9:30 a.m. on WFLA o News Channel 8 Midday newscast 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. on WFLA

1/13 – 10/13

Assistant News Director U-T TV News

Talk Show (TV) — U-T San Diego Details
1/13 – 10/13

• Helped create and oversee a $5.5 million budget. • Managed executive producers, production supervisors, engineers, producers, production and social media teams. • Assimilated and trained 125 U-T San Diego print and digital journalists onto the broadcast and digital platforms. • Integrated digital, print and broadcast platforms by establishing efficient workflows and content management systems. • Created unique show wheels and programming to increase revenue. • Developed, launched and oversaw the following television shows: o Front Page o PrimeTime o The Roger Hedgecock Show o Night + Day o Overdrive o The Queue o Sports Page o Prep Sports o Sports Reporters o Movies That Suck o Craig Sewing’s American Dream o Scott, BR Plus Amber o Wonderland

5/12 – 1/13

Executive Producer U-T TV News

Talk Show (TV) — U-T San Diego Details
5/12 – 1/13

• Launched TV station from the ground up as U-T TV's first executive producer. • Developed 24/7 original live and pre-produced programming. • Hired team of 65 with the Director of News and Programming that included managers, talent, producing staff, and production crew. • Worked with vendors to build state-of-the-art tapeless digital facility. • Managed producers and production staff.

9/09 – 3/12

News Producer Kgtv San Diego

ABC — News (TV) — KGTV Details
9/09 – 3/12

• Won an Emmy Award for my work as an assignment editor during our coverage of a man who kidnapped and murdered young girls. • Line produced live morning and midday newscasts. • Researched content and pitched story ideas in editorial meetings. • Wrote news scripts for broadcast. • Published web stories and photos on http://www.10news.com. • Assigned reporter and photographer crews.

4/09 – 8/09

Videographer Museum of Science and Industry

Corporate — KGTV Details
4/09 – 8/09

• I documented and analyzed interactive studies at MOSI to research how to enhance learning in engaging environments. • I shot video of museum exhibits and completed transcripts with my observations of the quality of education each exhibit provided.

8/08 – 7/09

Video Lab Assistant University of South Florida

Reality/Doc (TV) — Mass Communications Department Details
8/08 – 7/09

• Responsible for teaching students how to shoot and edit video using JVC GY-5100, Panasonic DVC7, Adobe Premier Pro, Media 100 and Lowel ProDV 3 Pro-lighting.

8/08 – 1/09

Production Assistant Plenty Money

Plies — Music Video — Atlantic Records Details
8/08 – 1/09

• Assisted in the production of three Plies music videos for web and air on BET.

2/08 – 2/08

Production Assistant Washington Week in Review

PBS — News (TV) — WEDU-TV Details
2/08 – 2/08

I was a freelance production assistant when "Washington Week" traveled to Tampa Bay in 2008. I was responsible for helping gaffers, set design, microphones, headsets, and audience Q&A.

Media

  • Jeanette Abrahamsen Entertainment Reel

  • Election Night 2016

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Education

Class of '15

University of South Florida

Master's in Digital Journalism and Design
Class of '10

University of South Florida

Bachelor's in Broadcast News

My Gear

  • Canon Rebel T3i
  • Zoom H1 Handy Audio Recorder w lav mic

Skills

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Edius Stratus
  • ENPS
  • iNews
  • LexisNexis Accurint
  • Live and pre-produced set and field production
  • News
  • Photography
  • Producing
  • Social Media
  • Video editing
  • Videography
  • WordPress
  • Writing