I am a online content producer for WATE 6 On Your Side in Knoxville, Tennessee. I write stories for the web, update social media accounts and respond to breaking news.
My main goal is to engage viewers on the “second screen” — computers, tablets and smart phones. I create multimedia content to supplement the reporter’s stories.
I graduated from American University in May 2014 with a master’s degree in journalism. I spent 11 months living, working and reporting in Washington, D.C.
The Capitol became my training ground. I developed my deadline reporting skills in the halls of Congress and gained an understanding of legislation and debates that shape all journalistic storytelling.
During my master’s program, I focused on my development as a journalist by learning how to advance print or web copy with multimedia content, reporting for broadcast and journalism ethics.
Before moving to Washington, D.C., I was a general assignment reporter at the Triangle Tribune — North Carolina’s only Sunday newspaper that specifically targets African Americans in Durham, Orange and Wake County.
I wrote stories for the website and weekly publication. I also created multimedia content and managed social media.
I graduated from Peace College, now known as William Peace University, in Raleigh, N.C. in 2012. I earned a bachelor’s degree in communication and political science.
During my senior year, I served as editor-in-chief of my college’s newspaper, The Peace Times. I managed a staff of 25 student journalists for the monthly student-run publication. I also developed story ideas, edited articles and updated social media.
While a student at Peace, I was selected to participate in programs sponsored by the National Association of Black Journalists, The Society of Professional Journalists and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. These programs solidified my interest in becoming a journalist by giving me exposure, meeting like-minded aspiring journalists and professional development.