EXPERIENCE  

Producer/Segment Host, Urban U, CUNY TV, Channel 75, New York, 4/2018-Present

  • Pitch and produce story packages and field segments

  • Write and video edit story packages and field segments

  • Conduct on-camera interviews

  • Develop story ideas, gather research, and plan field shoots

 

Producer, Black America, CUNY TV, Channel 75, New York, 8/2017- 8/2018

  • Pitched, produced, and edited field segments and studio interviews

  • Developed production flow, gathered research, and gathered video and photos for each episode

  • Managed production of live-to-tape studio segments

  • Booked high-profile guests and maintained communication

  • Co-managed show’s social media pages

  • Co-Produced two award winning documentaries

           

Producer/Reporter, Independent Sources, CUNY TV, Channel 75, New York, 8/2009- 8/2017

Associate Producer/Reporter 8/2008- 8/2009

  • Pitched, produced, wrote, and video edited story packages and field segments

  • Hosted studio segments, conducted on-camera interviews, and anchored studio tosses

  • Developed story ideas, gathered research, and planned segments

  • Traveled solo to Nigeria and Ghana and produced 5-part series titled “Enter West Africa”

 

Founder/Editor-in-Chief, BeyondClassicallyBeautiful.com, New York 8/2015-Present

  • Recruit writers and assign stories on beauty, style, culture, and identity

  • Write original stories and commentary on Black beauty and Culture

  • Photograph and interview women on the streets of New York City, London, and Paris for ongoing street photo series

  • Conceptualize, plan, art direct, and style BCB’s various acclaimed photo series

  • Manage social media pages  

  • Managed HuffPost partnership

FEELANCE PROJECTS

ELLE.com, Ebony.com, Essence.com, The Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, Heart & Soul, Glamour

EDUCATION

CUNY Graduate School of Journalism                 

M.A. Journalism, December 2008                                

Broadcast (Arts & Culture Concentration)                      

Fashion Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Science, May 2004

Advertising and Marketing Communications

SKILLS         

  • Video & Sound Editing: Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools

  • Film: Shooting video (DSLR, HD),

  • Photo Editing: Adobe Lightroom

  • Photography: Digital photography

  • Content Management & Web Design: Search Engine Optimization, HTML, WordPress, Blogger, managing website’s back-end

HONORS AND AWARDS

Telly Award, Documentary, 2018

NYABJ, Best Documentary, 2017

Named one of ESSENCE Magazine’s Woke 100 Women, 2017

Communicator Award, 2010  

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