Experience

 

National Politics Reporter

The Associated Press

 

2005 – Present 

  • Cover national and state politics, legal affairs and breaking news for The Associated Press, based in South Carolina.

  • Report on presidential candidates during election season, traveling the state and country, 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 30,000 followers with updates on running stories.

 
 
Education
St. Mary's Episcopal School for Girls (K-12)
Memphis, Tennessee
 
Georgetown University
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 CommitteeJunior Class CommitteeGUSAThe Georgetown IndependentMSBTC, College Republicans, College Democrats
 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
UNC School of Media and Journalism
Chapel Hill, N.C.
2018-2021 (expected)
Master of Arts, Digital Communication
After nearly 20 years as a working reporter, I've returned to school (while I continue to work) in hopes that, someday, I'll be able to help train the next generation of objective journalists.

Assistant Editor, online

National Journal
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.

Intern

The Washington Post

 2002

  • Created online content for wire copy

  • Assisted in making wire copy tighter for online content

  • Worked with editors to improve search queries for online news topics

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