2008 Emmy Award, Outstanding Achievement New Media
John Fischetti Scholarship
Huffington Post Media Group / AOL.com
12/2009 - Present
Pitch, write and publish breaking news, travel news, style news, finance and business news as well as entertainment news. Coordinate and co-direct coverage by verticals. Monitor copy, photos and links to maintain highest possible CTR.
05/2009 – 12/2009
Wrote features, spot news and ticker headlines. Contributed stories to late-breaking wire service. Covered: breaking mergers and acquisitions news, insurance, energy, media and banking during largest financial crisis since 1929.
01/2009 – 05/2009
Wrote print and online feature and investigative stories. Worked with social media to increase traffic to ChicagoTribune.com and ChicagoBreakingNews.com. Brought thousands of clicks via social media outlets. Updated homepage headlines and photo modules. Worked on homepage SEO efforts to improve search results.
NBC Universal, NBCChicago.com
01/ 2008 – 05/2008
Lead Emmy Award-winning coverage of Looptopia festival combined live blogging, streaming video and standup broadcast interviews. Audio and video podcast interviews; created highly-trafficked interactive online features and slideshows.
Columbia College Chicago, Bachelor of Arts, GPA: 3.6
Major: Journalism, Senior Honors
Comfortable with social media (Twitter, Digg, Reddit,
Mixx, StumbleUpon, Facebook, Myspace, Multiply, Del.icio.us, FARK, LinkedIn,
etc.) HTML, Final Cut Pro, Sony Vegas 7, Sony Sound Forge, iMovie, Google
AdWords and Google Analytics. Familiar with multiple Content Management
Systems. Extensive knowledge of AP style. Four years of newsroom experience.