NWA Seal of Approval
Awarded in May 2018
Mississippi State University
Master of Science in Applied Meteorology
Graduated: August 2016
University of Florida
Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications - News Broadcasting
Minors in Geography and Communication Studies
Graduated: May 2014
WTLV / WJXX (August 2016 - Present)
Weekend evening meteorologist and weekday digital meteorologist and/or weather reporter. Produced and delivered live, accurate and compelling weather-casts across various platforms for northeast Florida and southeast Georgia. Reported live in the field and produced packages on specific weather events.
WECT / WSFX (June 2014 - August 2016)
Meteorologist and Reporter
Weekend evening meteorologist and primary fill-in meteorologist for weekday evenings. Prepared feature and weather stories under deadlines and reported live for various newscasts. Actively involved in the community with school visits, weather preparedness events and charity socials.
WUFT / WRUF (August 2011 - June 2014)
Main Anchor, Weather Forecaster, News/Feature Reporter, Producer
Wrote and produced scripts, delivered news to north and central Florida and communicated with reporters for live shots Monday through Friday. Co-hosted UF’s 90th Annual Homecoming Parade for a two-hour live broadcast. Studied weather models, built Weather Central graphics and performed live and taped weather hits.
WPTV / WFLX (May 2013 - August 2013)
TV News and Weather Intern
Researched story ideas in south Florida and produced packages for air. Created graphics for meteorologists and delivered mock-forecasts.
My Ocala TV (January 2014 - June 2014)
Prepared and anchored feature stories for a lifestyle program on WCJB in north and central Florida.
GatorVision (August 2011 - May 2014)
Feature Reporter and Field Producer
Introduced audience members with questions for coaches during the Gator Hotline show aired on 103.7 FM The Gator.
Produced, shot, and edited feature packages for the weekly GatorZone television show aired on SunSports TV.
WCJB (January 2012 - June 2012)
TV News Intern
Wrote scripts and shot weather video for daily newscasts. Shadowed reporters by helping find interviews and research story ideas in north and central Florida.
WSI Weather Central, TruVu Max Studio, Fusion, LiveWire
ENPS, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Edius, Social Media Platforms
Make-A-Wish WISH Champion (August 2015 - August 2016)
Volunteers to grant wish for children in eastern North Carolina. Interviews families affected by childhood cancer
featuring their stories on newscasts. Participated at Walk for Wishes event in Wrightsville Beach.
Children's Home Society of North Carolina (September 2014 - August 2016)
Volunteers to deliver stories of foster children searching for their forever home.
UF National Broadcasting Society President (2014 Chapter of the Year)
Managed all club activities and boosted student membership. (> 50%)
American Meteorological Society Member (May 2017 - Present)
National Weather Association Member (October 2014 - Present)
Florida Associated Press Light Feature 2015 Finalist
Ruth and Rae O. Weimer Award
UF College of Journalism and Communications Outstanding Scholar
National Broadcasting Society, Grand Prize, Video Feature (2)
AERho Honor Society, 2014 Member of the Year
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