2005 – Present
Cover national politics with an emphasis on the South - as well as breaking news and primary elections.
Report on presidential candidates during election season, anchoring national AP political stories featuring candidates’ positions on the news of the day.
Use social media tools including Twitter and Facebook to promote AP content and provide 60k + followers with updates on running stories.
2002 – 2005
Researched and wrote original content and edited existing copy for the online component of a nationally-renowned political magazine.
Managed all political TV & radio ad coverage for NationalJournal.com.
Composed and edited 1-2 articles/day and one column per week covering the political ad beat.
Compiled and edited daily roundup of national, international and political news.
Covered the 2004 Democratic and Republican conventions on-site for NJ’s Convention Daily publication.
St. Mary's Episcopal School for Girls (K-12)
The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
Washington, D.C. 1998–2002
Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service, International Politics, International Security Studies
Senior Class Committee, Junior Class Committee, GUSA, The Georgetown Independent, MSBTC, College Republicans, College Democrats
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
UNC School of Media and Journalism
Chapel Hill, NC 2018-2021
Master of Arts, Digital Communication
After nearly 20 years as a working reporter, I returned to school (while I continued to work) in order to remain up to date on the latest skills required to be a journalist in today's digital world.
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