Resume


EDUCATION

Saint Joseph’s University                                                                                          Philadelphia, PA Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, May 2016
Double Major: Communications Studies and Digital Media and Entrepreneurial Business

  • GPA 3.58/4.0 (Cum Laude)
  • Related Coursework: New Reporting, Beautiful Social Research Collaborative, Business Policy Capstone.
  • Related Skills: Proficient in blogging and social media, as well as extensive camera, editing and vocal training.
  • Databases: Final Cut Pro, OPUS, TONS, Social News Desk, Wide Orbit, WordPress.

BROADCAST EXPERIENCE

Tribune Media Broadcasting                                                                                       Philadelphia, PA WPHL-TV Traffic Reporter/ Producer, February 2017- Present

Tribune Media Broadcasting                                                                                       Philadelphia, PA WPHL-TV Multimedia Journalist, May 2016- Present

  • Live on-air work, scripts writing, cutting elements, creating graphics, populating traffic incidents, running camera, producing segments for PHL17 Morning News Show.
  • Creating news packages and conducting live interviews.
  • Create content for the PHL17 Morning News and manage online platforms; from posting stories on to PHL17.com to keeping viewers engaged via Facebook and Twitter.

Tribune Media Broadcasting                                                                                     Philadelphia, PA WPHL-TV Newsroom Assistant, September 2015 – May 2016

  • Worked closely with the assignment desk writing stories, contacting sources, gathering information, researching, setting up interviews, and responding to breaking news for PHL17 Morning News.
  • Handle all broadcasting operations, create graphics and create scripts for the live PHL17 Morning News Show.
  • Assist in location (setting up shots, dialogue, cameras) shoots and pre-production for the news station.
  • Transcribe videos for closed captioning before the Morning Show.
  • Populate traffic incidents for every news hits.
  • Create and post content stories for PHL17.com and all social media platforms.

Tribune Media Broadcasting                                                                                       Philadelphia, PA WPHL-TV Media Sales Intern, May 2015 – August 2015

  • Created media sales packages and presentations for Account Executives to display during sponsorship prospect pitches.
  • Scheduled and attended sales meetings with prospective and current clients.
  • Plan and run local marketing events for the station.

MTV Extreme Cribs                                                                                                       Moorestown, NJ Host, May 2012                       

  • Hosted one episode for the television show which still airs today.
  • Created a working script and production for the episode.

RELATED EXPERIENCE

DeSimone Group Investments                                                                                     Cherry Hill, NJ Intern, May 2014 – August 2014

  • Collaborated with Founder, CEO, CMO and CFO to vet new funding opportunities and business plans.
  • Worked with their 21 portfolio companies for investor pitch meetings to learn more about business and identify potential investments.

Principato-Young Entertainment                                                                           Los Angeles, CA Intern, June 2013 – July 2013

  • Collaborated and helped run the youth division of the entertainment management company.
  • Worked extensively with Breakdown Express, the talent pool database, to submit clients for potential jobs.
  • Edited extensive script coverage for company projects.

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

Alpha Phi Fraternity, Theta Theta Chapter                                                        Philadelphia, PA
Red Dress Gala Chairman, December 2013–December 2015

  • Planned, created, and hosted the Theta Theta chapter of Alpha Phi’s 9th and 10th Annual Nationwide Red Dress Gala event.
  • Raised record-breaking contribution of $18,000 each year for the Alpha Phi Foundation.
  • Won the SJU 2015 Greek Philanthropy Chapter of the Year Award and Alpha Phi International’s Top 5 Donor in the Easter Quadrant Award from the event.

Believe In Dreams Foundation/ Angel Ball Foundation                                    Moorestown, NJ Founder, January 2003- January 2013

  • Founded 501©3 charity to help raise money for charities that support less fortunate families who have been hit with hardship due to sudden sickness.
  • Believe in Dreams raised funds for the following children’s charities; St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital, The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Starlight Children’s Foundation and Brad Garrett’s Maximum Hope Foundation.
  • In order to raise money for the foundation, I hosted my different events around the country. One of my biggest events, the Pre-Oscar Charity Party with co-host Ernest Borgnine