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University of Missouri, Columbia - Missouri School of Journalism - May 2018

Bachelor of Journalism-  Convergence Television Reporting

Minors & Certificate-  Business Minor & Honors College Certificate 


WLEX-TV (NBC) - Lexington, Kentucky - Multimedia Journalist - (June 2018 - Present)

-Report & produce daily stories for the Sunrise, noon and evening shows

-Increase viewership by finding creative ways to increase audience engagement on social pages that promotes the live broadcast

KOMU-TV (NBC) - Columbia, MO - Multimedia Reporter, Anchor & Digital Producer - (Sept. 2016 - May 2018)

-Reported & produced daily stories, packages & breaking news for 4:30 a.m., 9 p.m. & 10 p.m. shows

-Reported for Investigative Target 8 team

-Live Tweeted & wrote web stories for each reported story; Reported using Facebook Live

-Anchored 4:30 a.m. show, evening news at 6, 9 & 10 and noon show

-Increased audience engagement by digitally producing content to keep social media & website up to date

-Produced & anchored morning cut-ins for Mid-Missouri local news during the TODAY Show

Index on Censorship - London, England - Contributing Writer & Multimedia Digital Content Intern - (May 2017 - Present)

-Write articles focusing on free speech in the U.S. for the magazine publication

-Filmed, edited & wrote stories for website covering protests and events

-Researched & conducted interviews on the human rights conflict in Bahrain; Wrote weekly recap of web stories

-Trained interns on pre-reporting, shooting & editing video for website & social media

TheChisel - New York, NY - Multi-Media Journalist - (Jan. - May 2017)

-Strategized, scripted and produced a promotional & website videos  

-Strategized, wrote & managed all social media platforms

-Wrote & edited messaging and design for website & partner outreach material

-Collaborated with team and sponsors to launch a multi-step interactive 7-week survey

Newsy - Columbia, MO - Livestream Intern - (Feb. - Dec. 2016)

-Researched & wrote headline stories for the 24-hour video livestream; flipped livestream to produce rundown  

-Assisted anchors in filming & anchoring process; edited video for news pieces

Columbia Missourian - Columbia, MO - Digital Marketing Team & Video Storyteller - (Jan. 2016 - Dec. 2016)

-Analyzed media analytics to find ways to increase online media engagement across all digital platforms 

-Developed strategies to create & design a daily email newsletter 

-Reported & produced video content for feature events in Columbia for website & social media

China Open Tennis Tournament - Beijing, China - Multimedia Journalist - (Sept. - Oct. 2016)

-Spent two weeks covering the tournament for their digital & social platforms; managed social media accounts

-Interviewed Top 10 players; shot and produced one-on-one interview videos for social media platforms

University of Missouri Office of Visitor Relations - Columbia, MO - Tour Guide - (Feb. 2015 - May 2018)

-Chosen from hundreds of applicants to engage visitors in a historical, personally customized & memorable tour

-Led informative & lively University tours for prospective students, families, alumni & potential SEC athletes

-Promoted the University to over 500 visitors each semester in tour groups of 2 to 25 individuals per tour

Every True Son Apparel - St. Louis & Columbia, MO - Campus Representative - (Aug. 2014 - May 2017)

-Work directly with CEOs to cultivate effective strategies to captivate customer interest & increase sales 

-Increased social media following by over 20% on Facebook & over 30% on Instagram in six months

-Connected company with educational mobile app, Pocket Points, to increase brand visibility

University of Missouri Honors College - Columbia, MO - Marketing & Public Relations Intern - (Aug. 2014 - Dec. 2015)

-Marketed monthly Speaking of Culture speaker series featuring intellectual speakers & topics 

-Coordinated social media, publicity & press releases increasing attendance an average 100% in a year

-Spearheaded the training of five new team members to enhance audience experience

SoldierUP - Kansas City, MO - Visual Storytelling/Marketing Intern - (May - Aug 2015)

-Communicated mission of SoldierUP (SUP) by sharpening the brand through visual storytelling

-Interviewed & filmed U.S. veterans creating multimedia content for company’s website, video & photo mediums

-Worked directly with CEO to create an enticing vision for veterans to actively participate in SUP community


CASA of Lexington - (2018 - Present)

-Bourbon and the Bayou Media Coordinator

-Friend of CASA Volunteer

Griffiths Leadership Society for Women - (September 2017 - Present)

Griffiths Leadership Society is an influential and dynamic network of women that provides leadership development and mentoring from University of Missouri, female graduates to select female students. The society promotes the growth and education of women to create a nationwide network of women leaders with ties to MU.

Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity - (2014 - Present)

-University of Kentucky Gamma Iota chapter Community Involvement Advisor.

-University of Missouri Alpha Mu chapter Chief Administrative Officer: Nominated to serve second in command on chapter’s Executive Board leading over 300 women. Oversaw positions of Executive Assistant, Archivist/Historian & Convention Awards Chairman.

-University of Missouri Alpha Mu chapter Career Mentor, Recruitment Decorations Head, Panhellenic Liaison, Fall Philanthropy Dinner Committee and Skit Chair

Mizzou Forte A Cappella Ensemble - (2014 -2016)

Vocalist in the University of Missouri's premier co-ed a cappella group. Competed in annual International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (I.C.C.A.) Competition and performed at University of Missouri sponsored events.

Kanakuk Kamps Counselor - (2015 Summer)

Inner City Mission Work - (Summer 2010-2014)

Led camps; served underprivileged, disabled & homeless in Memphis, Chicago, Denver, San Antonio & Atlanta.


-Video-Sony XD Camera, Canon 70D/ -Video Editing-Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid & Pinnacle Studio / Audio Editing-Adobe Audition & MultiTrack Daw / Adobe Photoshop / iNews / Adobe InDesign / CAR (Computer Assisted Reporting) skills / Tableau / SQLite / Squarespace / Wordpress / Atavist / ThingLink / Photography-Canon 70D / Social Media / Mobile Journalism

-Golf / Acting / Vocal Performance 


-Hearst Journalism Broadcast News Award -Placed sixth out of more than 100 entries nationwide. (2019)

-Mizzou 39 - Thirty-nine outstanding seniors recognized university-wide for academic achievement, leadership & service. (2018)

-University of Missouri Academic Excellence Award (2014-2018

-University of Missouri School of Journalism Academic Dean’s Honor Roll (2014-2018

-Medart Golf Award & Scholarship (2014)


Josh Kranzberg

Newsy Managing Editor

(314) 239-8719

Judd Slivka

Assistant Professor of Convergence Journalism

(573) 882-1770

Amy Simons

Associate Professor of Convergence Journalism

(573) 884-2001

Jamie Grey

Investigate TV Investigative Producer

(573) 884-6397