A media professional with more than 17 years of experience finding, crafting and editing stories -- including work in newspapers, radio, television and online news.
As Executive Producer for Digital Media, I managed a team of five producers and four digital assistants creating content that recruits viewers to KIRO 7’s digital platforms, including our website, Facebook page, channels on Amazon Fire and Apple TV, and the KIRO 7 News apps. That role included creating and editing video for each of our platforms, planning and executing social media strategy, and coordinating all livestreams. Doubled KIRO’s daily traffic average in the first year, launched KIRO’s Smart TV apps and our Roku platform became the top local news station on that platform worldwide. Awards include a 2014 Emmy Award for political coverage, a 2017 Emmy for team coverage and a 2018 Emmy Award for crime coverage.
As a reporter, I was among the handful selected to transition the Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper into Seattlepi.com. Roles were often self-initiated, including video and audio projects. I also oversaw the vast P-I archives and coordinated the partnerships that led to preservation at the Museum of History and Industry and the Seattle Public Library’s Seattle Room. As a reporter at the P-I’s print edition, I crafted thousands of stories by building a network of diverse sources, including confidential sources, public officials, law enforcement officers, sports figures, historians, archivists, and trusted community leaders. After the mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, I was selected along a handful of Hearst journalists to tell the stories of Sandy Hook. Stories ran in the network of Hearst Newspapers and news websites, and my contributions included text, video and photos.
Additional experience includes a nightly news segment on KIRO Radio, a Seattle history podcast for Seattlepi.com, work at KJR AM and FM in Seattle, overseeing the KIRO 7 archives and creating a partnership to digitize and preserve those through the University of Washington Special Collections. Undergraduate degree is in Business Administration – Marketing.