For more than a decade, I have been honing the craft of storytelling professionally and personally through writing and video production. Now that I am back from a world-wide adventure, I am looking to put these skills and the insight I’ve gained back to work.

EXPERIENCE

CBS News, New York, NY (November 2013–Present)

Producer “CBS This Morning”
  • Produce feature packages and live guests on wide range of topics from technology to education: field produce, write scripts, draft questions, oversee edit sessions
  • Utility producer for two-hour live broadcast: conduct interviews, crash news packages, catch pieces from teams in the field including Emmy-nominated immigration coverage

Al Jazeera America, New York, NY (July 2013–November 2013)

Freelance Producer “Real Money with Ali Velshi”
  • Produced daily news packages and magazine-style pieces for start-up network
  • Field produced, wrote scripts, supervised edits; wrote articles for web companion stories

World Travel (April 2011 – June 2012)

Digital Documentarian
  • Planned and completed 396-day, 30-country trip; managed $75K budget and logistics
  • Created life-offtrack.com blog with WordPress CMS; wrote more than 100 stories
  • Produced 40 videos: shot with Canon 5D Mark II, edited on Final Cut, published on Vimeo
  • Established DSLR video to web workflow; self-diagnosed and troubleshot technical issues
  • Posted more than 1500 photos to Flickr, utilized Adobe Photoshop

CNBC, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (May 2004 – April 2011)

Field Producer
  • Coordinated interviews, logistics and managed teams for live on-site coverage including broadcasts during the Vancouver Olympics, Bernie Madoff scandal, and 2008 financial crisis
  • Compiled live segments and taped packages often writing scripts for daily broadcast, hour-long breaking news specials, and long-form documentaries
  • Developed, managed, and generated weekly series on corporate sustainability initiatives
  • Created, produced, and shot digital journalism web series “Faces of the Recession”
  • Pitched and produced enterprising stories on subjects from energy to the economic stimulus
Associate Producer “Squawk on the Street”
  • Produced topical discussions, booked executives/market guests for two-hour live broadcast
  • Guided content; developed relationships with newsmakers; served as backup line producer
Segment Producer “On the Money”/“Closing Bell”
  • Booked debates; wrote scripts; field/tape produced news and features for live broadcast
News Associate “Louis Rukeyser’s Wall Street”
  • Compiled market charts; wrote news updates; coordinated sound bites

Institutional Investor News , New York, NY (Jan. 2002 – May 2004)

Senior Reporter
  • Reported and wrote news-breaking stories for weekly print and web newsletter
  • Built source list of traders, private equity/distressed debt fund managers, lawyers, executives

EDUCATION

Boston College

Bachelor of Arts, 2001; Majors in English & Economics; Associate Editor for campus newspaper

HONORS

2010 Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism

ADDITIONAL TRAINING/SKILLS

Trained for digital journalism with NBC News/New York Film Academy
Experienced with social media: Facebook, Twitter; familiar with HTML, CSS, SEO practices