About

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I’m an entertainment reporter with fast fingers, an internet connection and a love of writing. So far, I’ve interviewed Russell Brand, Marlon Wayans, Cocoa Brown, Mark Ryan, Richard Horvitz, Shane Helms and others.

SKILLS
– HTML
– Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign
– Sony Vegas Pro, Final Cut (video editing)
– Social Media

Editorial Intern (January 2015-Present)
Variety Entertainment Weekly, http://www.EW.com, Time Inc. publication dedicated to sharing the latest in entertainment and pop culture
– Contributed to EW.com’s books blog Shelf Life with On the Books posts

On Air Personality (November 2013-Present)
Variety Radio Online, http://www.thevro.com, Entertainment website dedicated to bringing fans news, reviews and interviews
– Co-hosted live recaps and intricate discussions on popular television shows
– Researched and interviewed celebrity guests such as Damian McGinty, Yasmine Al-Bustami, Ciera Parrack, Cocoa Brown and Mark Ryan  Designed the logo for the inaugural “VRO Television Awards”

EXPERIENCE
Freelancer (October 2014-January 2015)
Life&Style and In Touch websites for Bauer Media Group
-Researching, writing and editing stories
-Managing social media accounts with more than 1 million Facebook likes and 50,000 Twitter followers

Assistant Editor (December 2013-January 2015)
Society Scene, Subsidiary of Sun Sentinel and part of Tribune Company
– Interviewed actor and comedian Marlon Wayans
– Copy edited 8-10 stories under AP guidelines and in house stylebook
– Designed 14-16 pages in Adobe InDesign and edited more than 48 photos in Adobe Photoshop
– Used CCI Newsgate to design, edit, mount and typeset 6-12 pages for online and print production
– Curated web galleries of at least 30 photos, editing captions and uploading to Sun Sentinel website
– Managed more than 1,500 followers on Twitter and Facebook by posting relevant content, engaging audience and gaining new followers – — Organized more than 30 calendar submissions each week for InDesign pages and online listings
– Assisted editor with compiling content for publication and other tasks

Volunteer (May 2014-January 2015)
SFL-TV, South Florida affiliate of The CW Network
– Conducted on-air interviews at Florida Supercon for the station’s “Eye Opener” show
– Researched and hosted entertainment-related segments
– Acted as a production assistant on various projects

Calendar Editor/Editorial Assistant (March 2013-November 2013)
Forum Publishing Group, Subsidiary of Sun Sentinel and part of Tribune Company focusing on community news
– Managed South Florida Parenting, Teen Link and two community calendars
– Reported on one to three stories per week, including an interview with Russell Brand for his “Messiah Complex” tour
– Converted South Florida Parenting calendar in HTML for website
– Designed cover and layout in addition to writing cover story for Young at Heart publication
Interviewed eight celebrity guests at Florida Supercon for video and print

Intern, (July 2012-March 2013)
AccidentalSexiness.com, Pop culture website dedicated to beauty, fashion and entertainment in Miami
– Featured for review of “Warm Bodies” movie pre-screening
– Reported on pop culture news stories including the announcement of “Girl Meets World”

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Arts in English – Florida Atlantic University
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies – Florida Atlantic University
Minor of Arts in Theater – Florida Atlantic University
Certificate of Arts in Women, Sexuality & Gender Studies – Florida Atlantic University

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