Stellar storyteller | Creative communicator. 

Contributing Writer

The Huffington Post | Atlanta, GA

  • Assist in the ideation, execution and production of sharable and engaging articles. 

  • Conduct targeted research, identify credible sources and analyze key issues. Ensure copy meets editorial guidelines.

 

Senior Writer

OddlyMe | Atlanta, GA

  • Style and source trending blogs for social mobile AP.

  • Source innovative material across user-generated social media channels.

  • Help to develop tone, style, voice and structure of editorial content that will increase visibility.

  • Develop audience through awareness campaigns.

  • Oversee communication efforts as assigned.

 

Editorial Coordinator/Producer

CNN | Atlanta, GA

  • Recognize and pursue news events and newsmakers. 

  • Create new approaches to presenting CNN's content, bridging both the interactive and television divisions.

  • Direct photo shoots.

  • Compile proposals for new programming initiatives.

  • Produce forward-thinking, high-impact evergreen packages, and vignettes for CNN sponsors.

  • Generate compelling news copy that brings stories and newsmakers to life.

  • Distill detailed plans and strategies into the elusive yet incredibly effective “big idea.”

  • Script writing

EDUCATION

 

B.A., Communications 

University of Denver

1997

 

MFA in Narrative Nonfiction Writing

University of Georgia 

2019-present

AWARDS

2010 Peabody Award for coverage of the Gulf Oil Spill. 

2009 New York Festivals Bronze World Medal Award for co-producing documentary, “We Have Autism.” 

2007 American Association of Black Journalists Award for Outstanding Public Affairs Programming for CNN Connects: The New South Africa 

2005 Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award for coverage of the South Asia Tsunami Disaster.

2005 Peabody Award for coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.

OTHER

Proficient in iNews, WordPress, MS Word, Excel and SquareSpace.

Member of Press Corp for The Institute for Policy Studies in D.C.

 

LITERARY CITATIONS

 

“The Problem with Black Women,” essay cited in the book, Color Stories: Black Women and Colorism in the 21st Century. Essay, “The Picture of Health” is included in Steps to Writing Well with Additional Readings, a college textbook.

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