Resume

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

The New York TimesNew York, N.Y.

Reporter and Videographer, National Politics Team, November 2015 to Present

●Produce multimedia packages on the 2016 presidential election as well as tell stories about social issues affecting the national political discourse

●Shoot and edit videos on deadline for stories as well as appear on-air live on national networks such as MSNBC

USA TODAYNew York, N.Y.

National Multimedia Journalist, Breaking News Team, December 2011 to November 2015

●Produce multimedia packages on national breaking news stories such as the Boston Marathon bombing, the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., the trial of George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla. and civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo.

●Shoot and edit videos on deadline and explain stories on-air live for both USA TODAY and local Gannett television stations as well as regularly report live on national networks such as MSNBC, CNN, Fox News and PBS

●Develop enterprise stories about national trends such as the lack of resources provided to wrongfully convicted individuals, anti-human trafficking initiatives and proposals to drug test welfare recipients

Newsday, Melville, N.Y.

News Reporter, Islip Town Beat, Long Island Desk, January 2010 to December 2011

●Covered and produced multimedia stories on issues including the effects of gangs on surrounding communities, the reemergence of civic activism amid neighborhood violence, and the effects of state aid cuts on school budgets

●Integrated social media practices in the telling and reporting of stories by filing news stories, online blogs posts, and multimedia pieces from the field using an iPhone and BlackBerry

The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.

News Intern, Metro Section, May 2009 to December 2009

●Wrote breaking news and enterprise pieces on issues including military funerals at Arlington Cemetery, the Metro train crash of 2009, the rising unemployment rate among college graduates and the recession’s impact on health care

●Shot and produced several news videos on subjects including local development projects and camps for young people

●Integrated multimedia storytelling by actively using my iPhone to tell breaking news stories from the field

washingtonpost.com, Arlington, Va.

Online Production Intern, Business and Technology Section, January 2009 to May 2009

● Produced the site’s small business and personal finance web pages with content including articles about the recession and foreclosure crisis of 2009 as well as Michelle Singletary’s column, “The Color of Money”

●Edited and revamped custom HTML packages for the personal finance pages as well as the re-launch of Michelle Singletary’s The Color of Money Book Club page

Mmegi, Botswana’s Largest Newspaper, Gaborone, Botswana

Editorial Intern and Freelance Writer and Columnist, May 2008 to August 2008

●Analyzed and re-worked articles on international news stories including individuals’ personal battles with HIV/AIDS

●Created a biweekly column on the racial and cultural differences between Southern Africa and The United States

The Miami-Herald and miamiherald.com, Miami, Fla.

News Intern, Metro Section, May 2007 to August 2007 and July 2005 to August 2005

●Covered developing news in the Haitian community, changing educational issues and youth culture

●Developed breaking news and enterprise stories on topics such as violence in Miami and its surrounding communities, social media’s impact on relationships and immigration initiatives

The Seattle Times and seattletimes.com, Seattle, Wash.

News Intern, Metro Section, May 2006 to August 2006

● Wrote articles focused on nonprofit organizations, health issues and American casualties in Iraq

●Explored issues affecting rural towns such as governmental infringement on nature

EDUCATION

New York University, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York, N.Y.

Master of Arts, Broadcast News and Documentary, May 2015

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

Bachelor of Arts, Government and English, African American Studies, May 2009

Skills: TVU Pack for live reporting, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Audition, iZotope, iMovie, WordPress

Languages: Haitian Creole (fluent); French (basic)

Professional Affiliations: National Association of Black Journalists, Society of Professional Journalists, New York Times Student Journalism Institute (2009), George F. Baker Scholar, Patrick Healy Fellows Board Member

Awards: Edwin Diamond Award for Best NYU Journalism Graduate Student (2015), Al Neuharth Leadership & Diversity Award (2015), USA TODAY On Point Award (2014), National Association of Black Journalists Emerging Journalist of the Year (2013)

My reporter reel can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/123168159.

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