News Experience

TEGNA – ABC10 | Investigative Reporter
Sacramento, California. February 2020 – Present.

  • Reported ground-breaking investigative stories that held the powerful accountable, uncovered the truth and broke down complex systems in a meaningful, digestible way.
  • Conducted deep-diving research by attaining and digging into court records, public documents, maintaining source relationships and filing public records requests.
  • Scripted and reported deep-diving investigations in both documentary form, episodic series as well as was relied upon for day-of live, breaking news content.
  • Created the award-winning series, “The Price of Care.” From scouring hundreds of court documents to interviewing dozens of sources, this multi-year investigation resulted in two episodic seasons that broke down the legally and financially complicated world of conservatorships that impact our most vulnerable populations. This reporting has been credited for getting legislation that changes California’s conservatorship system passed as well as initiating the state agency, The Department of Developmental Services, to reform their own conservatorship system that over 400,000 of their clients are subject to.
  • Reporting accrued over 3.5 million YouTube views on ABC10’s page within three years as well as won multiple awards.

TEGNA | National Digital Reporter/Video Producer
Washington D.C. April 2018 – February 2020.

  • Produced original, compelling reports for broadcast and digital audiences for all 66+ local television stations in 54 markets under the TEGNA broadcast brand.
  • Launched a documentary series called “HeartThreads.” Researched, conducted interviews, filmed and edited high-quality, deep-diving documentary-style reports that resulted in 45 million YouTube views and over 700,000 followers on Facebook Watch within the first year.
  • Wrote AP style articles in an exciting, thought provoking, authentic manner.
  • Conducted interviews, directed crews, filmed, scripted, edited and voiced over video stories.
  • Reported and turned packages under a tight deadline as well as complex, long form pieces that took months to research and report.
  • Curated a digital and social plan that led to over 45 million views and 700,000 followers on Facebook Watch during my first year at HeartThreads.
  • Wrote social copy and handled publishing HeartThreads content nationwide to all TEGNA stations’ websites and social media pages.

TEGNA – NBC Charlotte | Digital Multi-Skilled Journalist
Tegna owned station, WCNC TV – Charlotte, North Carolina. August 2016 – April 2018.

  • Researched, filmed, scripted and edited original, compelling reports for digital and broadcast. Multiple stories went viral and were picked up by national news outlets.
  • Used strong editorial judgement on a daily basis when reporting breaking news for multiple social/digital outlets while on a strict deadline.
  • Balanced long-term projects while managing breaking news, social media posts and updating digital articles.

NBC News | TODAY Show Intern
NBC News Los Angeles Bureau – Universal City, California. Spring 2016

  • Supported show producers with researching and developing show segments/ideas.
  • Assisted & shadowed producers during press conferences, The Oscars, field shoots and show filming in Los Angeles.

CNN | Newsource Intern
CNN Los Angeles Bureau – Hollywood, California. Fall 2015

  • Researched, edited video & wrote multiple broadcast news stories daily for CNN, HLN and national affiliates.
  • Wrote, produced, tracked and edited Movie Pass segments for CNN and world wide affiliates. Movie Pass is a minute to two minute segment featuring a block buster film that will be released within the week.
  • Assisted producers in curating content for CNN, HLN and affiliate shows including The Buzz, Hollywood Express, Newsflash, Red Carpet Report & Daily Share.

CNN | Production Intern
CNN World Headquarters – Atlanta, Georgia. Summer 2015

  • Created content for Turner Private Networks, CNN’s Airport Network, Gas Station Television & Accent Health.
  • Story conception, field production, research, writing & editing in a fast paced news environment.
  • Pitched, produced, wrote, reported & edited a CNN Accent Health segment & PSA for non-profit client.

College Beat Productions | Executive Producer
Long Beach, California. September 2014 – May 2015

  • Conceptualized, created, produced, directed, filmed and edited PSA & creative video projects for California State University, Long Beach.
  • Executive Producer of Senate in a Minute, ASI’s bi-weekly television/web series.
  • Lead a film team and oversaw all pre and post production aspects.

KBVR “Beaver News” | Anchor & Crew Member
Corvallis, Oregon. September 2010 – May 2011

  • Anchor. Oregon State University’s live evening news broadcast from a three-camera studio.


Awards and Qualifications:

  • 2023 Edward R. Murrow Award Winner for Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | “Golden Cage: Trapped at the U.S. and Mexico Border”
  • 2022 Peabody Award Nominee (National) | “The Price of Care: Taken by the State”
  • 2022 Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE) Award Winner, Longform Journalism in Video (National) | “The Price of Care: Taken by the State”
  • 2022-2023 Emmy Award Winner, Societal Concerns | “Golden Cage: Trapped at the U.S. and Mexico Border” | Northern California Area Emmy Awards
  • 2022 James Madison Freedom of Information Award Winner, Television and Video Journalism | “The Price of Care: Taken by the State” | Society of Professional Journalism, Northern California
  • 2021 James Madison Freedom of Information Award Winner, Television and Video Journalism | “The Price of Care: Investigating California Conservatorships” | Society of Professional Journalism, Northern California
  • 2021 Edward R. Murrow Award Winner for Feature Reporting | “Fighting Flames & Stereotypes: Being a woman in the mostly male world of firefighting” | 2022 Northern California Radio Television Digital News Association
  • 2020-2021 Emmy Award Winner for Investigative Single Report | “Police prone position investigation: Unchanged policies cost lives and taxpayer money” | Northern California Area Emmy Awards
  • 2020-2021 Emmy Award Winner for Politics/Government/Societal Concerns – Long Form Content | “Sacramento district attorney has never charged a police officer since she was elected. And she’s not alone.” | Northern California Area Emmy Awards
  • 2018 Five-time Regional Edward R. Murrow Award Winner | Radio Television News Association Carolinas
  • 2018 TEGNA Pinnacle Award Winner in Social Media & Innovation
  • 2018 Award Winner for Original Web Reporting | “Fly-Fishing Program Helps Vets Heal” | Associated Press & Radio Television News Association of the Carolinas.
  • 11-time Emmy Award Nominee | 2019, 2020, 2022 National Capital Chesapeake Bay Area Awards, Northern California Awards.



  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Shooting video on DSLR, Canon C100, Sony FS5 + 7
  • Certified by Turner Broadcasting in iNews, MIRA, Sony ELC, NewsApps, Mediasource, Fork & CMS
  • Creative writing, news writing and copy writing. Extremely comfortable with AP style.
  • Digital analytics via Chartbeat & Crowdtangle



California State University, Long Beach | Long Beach, California

  • Bachelor of Arts in Film & Electronic Arts – Specialty in Broadcast Productions.

Cuesta College | San Luis Obispo, California

  • Associates Degree in Liberal Arts & Humanities.

Georgetown University | Washington D.C.

  • Masters in Journalism (Attended in 2019 but left before graduating to accept position at ABC10)