I'm an extrovert. I love meeting new people, hearing their stories and sharing my stories with them. My passion for human interest has been a leading factor in my wide array of journalistic endeavors.
I’ve been a production assistant for CNN’s “Reliable Sources” with Brian Stelter for a year now. I pitch and book guests for both our weekly podcast and Sunday show, as well as contribute story ideas. I assist producers with research, pre-interviewing guests, and writing questions for Brian to ask during interviews. I’m responsible for editing our podcast, as well as writing an article about it each week for cnn.com. I’ve had the pleasure of co-writing some of these stories with Brian Stelter. When the weekend hits and showtime approaches, I gather/edit essential video, photo and graphic elements. I help run the “Reliable Sources” Twitter page, and am responsible for uploading all show clips to cnn.com - as well as coming up with headlines and descriptions for the segments. I also contribute written segments to Brian Stelter’s nightly newsletter.
In fall of 2017 I interned for ABC's World News Tonight with David Muir where I assisted with various aspects of production. On days where I was a production assistant, I logged interviews, helped producers find photo and video elements for their stories, monitored incoming feeds and took in the correspondents’ look lives minutes before the show aired. As a desk assistant, I located scripts, sent out daily emails to affiliates regarding the rundown and aided producers in clearing information and booking characters for their stories.
In the summer of 2017 I interned for CNN's Health Unit, where I wrote multiple articles weekly and assisted staff on local video shoots. I wrote 33 stories for www.cnn.com/health on a variety of subjects. To name a few: the health impacts of snortable chocolate, a study on CTE being found in 99% of deceased NFL players’ brains that were donated to research and a little boy whose heart failed on his first day of school. I also helped with editorial research on team members' long term projects.
I graduated in May, 2017 from Columbia Journalism School, where I received my M.S. in Journalism. Throughout the year, I took intensive courses in reporting, narrative writing, investigative techniques, medical journalism and video production. I wrote a 5,000 word master's thesis on the phase-out of group homes for adolescents in the United States, and the divides among teens and child welfare workers on the issue.
You can view all of the stories I have written/produced by clicking on the tabs on the navigation bar above.