Summary

I have been a producer/director for thirteen years and recently left PA to relocate to GA to live closer to family. I'm a creative, multi-talented, driven communications professional with fourteen years' experience in video production and project management. I have a documented record of successful live broadcast productions, development of new content, and revitalization of existing projects. I'm also known for managing numerous complex projects, reacting quickly to problems and tight deadlines.

Credits

3/07 – 9/15

Stage Manager (Freelance) Penn State Sports

ESPN/ESPN2 — Sports (TV) — Freelance Details
3/07 – 9/15

• Assist producers by communicating with on-air talent for live sports broadcasts on Big Ten Network, ABC, ESPN, and ESPN U. • Dress sets, set and strike equipment before and after broadcasts. • Manage on camera interviews with athletes and coaches during games.

3/07 – 9/15

Senior Producer – WPSU-TV

Details
3/07 – 9/15

• Produced video for broadcast on WPSU-TV and PSU marketing videos. • Managed studio and field video productions from concept to completion. • Developed and supervised creative design and aesthetic treatment of projects, including graphics, set design, location, camera direction, lighting, music, etc. • Created project content including scripts, treatments, program topics, interview questions, guests, hosting talent, etc. • Managed clients, talent, and production crew. • Directed studio/field crew during pre-production, shoots, and post- production. • Created timelines, budgets, and communicated with team as projects progressed. • Appeared on camera during live and live-to-tape programs. • Conducted interviews in the field and in studio. • Planned project media strategy including print, broadcast, and online promotion. • Served as media spokesperson for projects, pitched stories, wrote press releases. • Established and managed social media presence for projects. • Planned and hosted regional events for community outreach projects and live productions with audience members, which involved managing recruitment of audience and event attendees. • Mentored student interns and junior producing staff. Supervised crew members including videographers, audio engineers, broadcast operators, camera operators, technical directors, and editors. • Produced a monthly talk show, broadcast statewide, for two consecutive Penn State presidents. • Produced and directed, selected topics, guests, wrote scripts and questions for weekly live talk shows. • Served as associate producer, emcee, set designer, stage manager, and conducted interviews for the Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award winning series, Music From Penn State: Music Theatre Spotlight for nine years. • Produced more than thirty 60-minute programs for the Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award nominated Our Town series. • Produced and edited original promotional spots, including sizzle reels, program promos, image spots, new branding campaigns, and testimonials for twelve years.

10/05 – 3/07

Producer – WPSU-TV

Details
10/05 – 3/07

• Created on-air promotional spots for local events and programming. • Managed relationships and scheduled talent and program guests. • Scheduled crew and equipment for productions. • Produced/directed and hosted live studio breaks for on-air fundraising programs. • Produced non-broadcast, promotional video projects for university clients.

Media

  • sizzle reel local2013

  • Ann Mead "Stories of Champions" - American Graduate Day

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Education

Class of '00

The Pennsylvania State University

BA, Communications

Skills

  • Adobe Premiere
  • Blogging
  • broadcast television
  • Client Management
  • Documentaries
  • Event Planning
  • Final Cut Pro
  • InDesign
  • Interviewing
  • Line Producing
  • Live Broadcasting
  • Media Relations
  • On air promotion
  • On Camera Hosting
  • Photoshop
  • Project Management
  • Script Writing
  • Social Media
  • Stage Managing
  • Studio & Field Producing/Directing