Resume

SUMMARY An Emmy-winning journalist with more than seven years of experience reporting and anchoring for local television news, and two years of producing longform features. Passionate in the techniques required to achieve an engaging, interactive visual story.
EXPERIENCE
2013 – Present Reporter, KIRO, Seattle, WA.

•cover housing, labor, and education in the Puget Sound area
•gather and promote breaking news and general assignment stories via social media
•plan and create interactive content for the web
•experiment with new technology in delivering video news
2010 – 2013 Reporter/Fill-In Anchor, WREG, Memphis, TN.

•covered crime, government waste, education in the Mid-South
•delivered breaking news coverage, including through social media
•advocated for viewer in “on your side” branding
•shared breaking news in live shots, and on Twitter and Facebook
•discussed important political stories as a guest on a weekly talk show
•edited stories on Final Cut Pro in the field when necessary
 
2009 – 10 Reporter/Weekend Anchor, KXXV, Killeen, TX.

•cover breaking news, report breaking stories in government, business, education, crime and the military in Central Texas
•enterprise engaging stories ahead of the competition
•perform daily live shots
•develop and cultivate relationships with sources
•anchor and help write weekend newscasts
 
2008 – 09 Political and Environmental Reporter, Huffington Post and Earthzine, San Francisco, CA

•covered political events and green technology issues in the San Francisco Bay Area for an online national audience
•produced text, photo and video elements for the Web
•followed 2008 presidential elections throughout the Southwest
 
2008 Multimedia Fellow, News 21 – Carnegie and Knight Fellowship, Los Angeles, CA

•sought stories in under-the-radar swing state regions critical to the 2008 election
•shot footage with Sony PD 150 and wrote documentary on a Democratic resurgence in Texas
•edited piece on Avid into a 12-minute feature that aired on KLRU, Oct. 2008
 
2006 – 08 Supervising Producer, Impact – USC news magazine show, Los Angeles, CA

•received 2007 nationwide College Television Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for Outstanding News Magazine Show
•managed six episodes per year, demanded high quality and strict deadlines for 30 long and short features from 20 graduate students at USC
•re-envisioned graphic identity and show open, wrote, shot and hosted episodes
 
2006 – 08 News Intern, APTN, Hong Kong/ABC, Hollywood, CA/KPIX, San Francisco, CA

•interviewed subjects in the studio and in the field with Sony PD 170 for APTN, and JVC HD camera for World News with Charles Gibson and ABC Web site
•assisted camera crews on shoots, logged tape, wrote shot lists, and edited pieces offline
 
EDUCATION
2006 – 08 University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

MA degree in Broadcast Journalism
Annenberg School for Communication, Dean’s Scholar
 
2002 – 06 Stanford University, Stanford, CA

BA degree in Psychology, Phi Beta Kappa
Minor in Creative Writing
 
2004 Stanford at Oxford University, Oxford, England

Coursework included Screenwriting, British Art History and Sociology
 
MORE INFO
•Winner, 2015 Northwest Emmy, Team Coverage
•Winner, 2008 Simon T. Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism & 2008 USC Outstanding Broadcast Journalist Award
•VP of Events, Asian American Journalists Association Seattle chapter
•Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, working knowledge of French
•Comfortable with OPUS, ENPS, Final Cut Pro, Avid, Adobe Premiere, LexisNexis, iNews, Basic HTML, MS Word, Excel and Power Point.