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Executive Producer, January 2011 - present
Supervising Producer, August 2005 - December 2010
Senior News Producer, September 2003 - July 2005
Music News Editor, January 2002 - August 2003
Two-time Emmy winning supervising producer and development executive. Directs all aspects of production, including project development, staffing, budgeting and management for both internal productions and third parties. Supervises multiple formats simultaneously, including reality (competition and docusoaps), factuals, single-subject hours and news specials that illustrate engaging storytelling. Develops internal ideas from conception to air and ensures on budget, on time delivery. Manages celebrity talent for ongoing series. Serves as production liaison between network departments such as ad sales, legal, press, promotion, talent relations, digital and mobile to ensure every project maximizes its potential.
- Part of network’s 360 team to develop multiplatform, next generation social TV projects.
- Acquires documentaries for VH1’s Rock Docs franchise.
- Series credits: You’re Cut Off, Hogan Knows Best, Brooke Knows Best, Luke’s Parental Advisory, Famous Crime Scene, Dance Cam Slam, Secret Childhood, Inside/Out, Hollywood Secrets Revealed, Reality Secrets Revealed, VH1 News Reports, Driven.
- Also manages seven person team responsible for network's daily music and celebrity news coverage which is distributed on TV, web, DTO, on-demand and mobile platforms. Helped turn news unit into profit center by creative partnerships with integrated marketing efforts which has resulted in more than $20 million to network’s bottom line in the past two years.
Senior Correspondent, May 2000 - October 2001
Covers emerging business, legal, technology and policy news about the music and television industry's transformation in a digital world at Kurt Andersen-Michael Hirschorn-led media start-up. Articles appeared in both biweekly print magazine (Inside, Brill’s Content,) and daily web site. Since February 2001, acquired editing experience, brainstorming and commissioning pieces from freelancers.
U.S.News & World Report
Midwest Correspondent, June 1995 - April 2000
Sole reporter covering the 13 state Midwest region for weekly newsmagazine with a readership of 10 million. Special areas of coverage include state and local politics, public policy, economics, business, electronic commerce, telecommunications, new media and arts. As a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors, frequent lecturer at national conferences on how the Internet and computers aid reporting.
Reporter, November 1992 - June 1995
Reported and wrote articles for business section and investigative unit. Business coverage included media and communications, computers and macroeconomics. Expertise in computer-assisted stories included examinations of public finance, bank and insurance regulation, municipal bond market, and telephone customer service.
Researcher, July 1990 - November 1992
Assisted in writing, reporting and researching articles on variety of topics, such as public policy and business. Helped compile quantitative analysis on large database projects, including America's Best Colleges and reports on the economic health of the states. Participated in magazine's interactive forum on Compuserve.
Common Cause Magazine
Editorial Intern/researcher, September 1989 - March 1990
Assisted senior staff writers with investigative articles pertaining to government ethics, campaign finance reform and influence-peddling for quarterly magazine.
Washington City Paper
Stringer, September 1989 - July 1990 Wrote local feature stories for alternative weekly.
AWARDS - TV
AWARDS - WRITING
Knowledge of most word processing, spreadsheet, HTML and communications software; SQL and database analysis skills; expertise with most blogging and social network platforms; fluency in Windows and Macintosh operating environments; frequent use of Internet and online government and commercial databases for show research.
B.A. in Government, History Minor, Overall 3.6 GPA, May 1989
Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude, Pi Sigma Alpha, Robert E. Lorish Prize for excellence in study of Government, Senior Achievement Award for outstanding service and leadership, Honors and Distinction in Major Field, Dean's List every semester, financed 65% of education through scholarships, loans, and employment.
Center for International Journalism, one completed graduate school seminar, Spring 1991
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