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SUMMARY

Accomplished multimedia journalist with video, photography and audio expertise
supported by international travel and extensive experience in television news
reporting. Earned reputation as an original thinker, outstanding storyteller, master
editor, and committed mentor with wide-ranging interests and proficiencies.

EXPERIENCE

PARTNERS IN HEALTH, Boston,  MA                                                                                                                               2010  - present     Manager of Public Communications

  • Lead and manage PIH communications branch responsible for materials and events aimed at raising broad public awareness and support for health and social justice.
  • Produce, direct and create multimedia content for pih.org, PIH’s online video network and newsletter(s).
  • Develop and manage relations with the external media.

HARVARD UNIVERSITY, Cambridge,  MA                                                                                                                            1999 – 2010           Senior Multimedia Producer , Office of News & Public Affairs                                                                                          2008 – 2010

  • Envisioned, directed and created compelling multimedia assets for the advancement of University communications via YouTube, iTunes, Harvard Gazette, Harvard World Media as well as for websites of various Harvard schools, departments and affiliates.
  • Taught News Office photographers, writers, developers, print specialists, interns and affiliates multimedia concepts and skills, broadening proficiency and competency levels and increasing University multimedia production capabilities.
  • Structured and formatted online platform for archiving and streaming University multimedia.
  • Reconfigured University multimedia projects and websites to reflect best practices in order to maximize and enhance viewer experience.
  • Monitored, evaluated and reported website analytics identifying successes and challenges.

Associate Director of News & Public Affairs                                                                                                                        2008 – 2010

  • Directed News Office staff; web developers, public information officers, writers, photographers, print production and student interns in daily production and maintenance of online content and weekly production of the official University print publication.
  • Established and directed the design and development of the Harvard University homepage and Harvard University Multimedia production and archives.• Conceptualized, marketed, managed design/development, and produced all multimedia content for Harvard World Media highlighting international, cross-disciplinary research.
  • Managed ‘08-‘09 redesigns of University homepage and President’s site upgraded to current web standards and design.
  • Acted as 24/7 on-call media liaison/spokesperson for University faculty/administration for the facilitation of media access to Harvard events, faculty experts and academic mission.

WBZ NEWS RADIO, Boston, MA                                                                                                                                           1997  - 1998
News Writer, Midday Report

  • Researched and storyboarded regional/national/international event details by telephone, Internet, wire service and beat patrol.
  • Crafted engaging, accurate news reports on tight, cyclic deadlines for live, on-air delivery by news anchors hosting half-hour radio news program.
  • Prioritized and uploaded breaking news details and images for live news website timely and accurately.

CITY OF BOSTON, Boston, MA                                                                                                                                             1991  - 1996
Media Relations Manager, Mayor Raymond L. Flynn

  • Planned and managed television, radio and print media coverage for the Mayor of Boston.
  • Executed public events held across the City of Boston attended by Mayor R.L. Flynn.

WCVB – TV, Boston, MA                                                                                                                                                         1990  - 1991
Television News Reporter, Freelance, The Eye-Opener

  • Reported live at daybreak on happenings in Boston from the overnight hours as local viewers prepared to begin their days. Second live news report completed each day at noon.

WGBH – TV, Boston, MA                                                                                                                                                         1990  - 1991
Television News Reporter, Freelance, The Ten-Oclock News

  • Gathered, produced, wrote and reported broad ranging news stories detailing critical issues of the day from across the city, spanning Boston’s diverse neighborhoods. Longer format.

WSMV – TV, Nashville, TN                                                                                                                                                      1989  - 1991
Television News Reporter, 6:00pm news

  • Shot, produced and reported general assignment news stories ranging from livestock trading to the crime beat.  Sharpened editing and lighting techniques to enhance skill set.

WBTV – TV, Charlotte, NC                                                                                                                                                      1987  - 1989
Television News Reporter, 6:00pm news

EDUCATION

UNC MULTIMEDIA BOOTCAMP, Chapel Hill, NC                                                                                                                      2007
Received intensive instruction in all aspects of advanced multimedia production..

MAINE MEDIA WORKSHOPS, Rockport, Maine                                                                                                                       2005
Comprehensive study of documentary film/video techniques culminating in final production.

WCVB-TV, Boston, MA, Leo L. Beranek Fellow                                                                                                                    1986 – 1987
Selected from a national pool of television journalism applicants, by Beranek Fellowship Committee, for one-year fellowship in television journalism.

SMITH COLLEGE, Northampton, MA                                                                                                                                     1980 – 1984
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Photography

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Member – National Association of Black Journalists                                                                                                                                           Member – National Press Photographer’s Association