Resume & Work History

Resume & Work History

10/2011-Present

WPLG (Local 10)—Miami, FL

2015 Emmy Award for  'Call Christina'

2015 Emmy Award for 'Dangerous Journey'

2015 Regional Edward R. Murrow for Hard News Reporting from Honduars

Creator of 'Call Christina', an investigative consumer protection segment

George Zimmerman Trial Gavel-to-Gavel Courtroom Reporter

Multimedia journalist for exclusive coverage and special assignments that have included stories from Singapore, Qatar, Honduras, and the Bahamas.

2014 - Emmy nominated for the "The Boom Is Back"

09/2007-09/2011

KNXV (ABC 15)—Phoenix, AZdesk

General Assignment Reporter

Investigative Reporter

Multimedia Journalist (MMJ)

2011—Emmy nominated for spot news

2011—Emmy nominated for craft achievement: video journalist

2011—Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism: Individual Achievement

2010—Selected as one of Arizona’s Top 40 Hispanic Leaders Under 40

2010 - Emmy for “Rain & Drought

08/2010-05/2011

Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism

Adjunct Professor for JMC 305 Online Media

I teach students how to create online multimedia projects centered on a hard news subject.

06/2005-06/2007

KVIA (ABC 7)—El Paso, TX

General Assignment Reporter

Occasional Fill-in Anchor for Weekend Morning Show

Broke major developments in the FBI’s largest public corruption investigation in El Paso history.

Broke major developments in the investigation into the National Center for Employment of the Disabled (NCED).

Immigration/Border Stories – often reported from Juarez, Mexico

The only El Paso reporter to cover Hurricane Katrina.

She earned two Associated Press awards for her story "Behind the Border," which documented the impact of human smuggling on the small farming community of Columbus, New Mexico. 

09/2004-06/2005

KCBS (CBS) & KCAL  – Los Angeles, CA

Associate Producer: Write copy and order graphics.

Produce Daily Cut-ins during “The Early Show”

09/2004-12/2004

CNN LOS ANGELES BUREAU – Los Angeles, CAgala

Freelance Field Producer 

03/2004-09/2004 & 03/2005-06/2005

KMIR 6 (NBC) – Palm Desert, CA

Freelance General Assignment Reporter

12/2002-03/2004

WPRI (CBS) & WNAC (FOX) – East Providence, RI

FOX 10P Producer: Fast-Paced and intensive 45-minute newscast that blended top local, national, international, and feature stories.

Field Producer:  Emmy-winning live “Team Coverage” of The Station Nightclub Fire.

Reporter: October 2002 Fashion Feature Series

CNN LONDON BUREAU – UK

2001 Winter Intern: Research and pitch story ideas, assist field crews.

CNN BOSTON BUREAU – Brookline, MA

06/2001-04/2002

Freelance Technician: Facilitated live guests and helped troubleshoot technical difficulties.

02/2000-06/2001

Intern: Research story ideas and assist field crew

Special: Created an archive and tape-log system for the 2000 election footage.

02/2000-02/2001

DAVID SUTHERLAND PRODUCTIONS – Newton, MA

Production Intern: Assisted David Sutherland in post-production duties of logging, transcribing, and creating paper edit books, for Country Boys.

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

2015 - 'Call Christina' nominated for two regional Emmy awards

2015 - Regional Edward R. Murrow for “Dangerous Journey” 

2015 - Launched ‘Call Christina’, an investigative consumer protection segment. 

2014 - Emmy nominated for the “Boom Is Back” Business/Consumer story 

2012 - Focus on Tomorrow Proclamation 

2011 Emmy nominated for spot news

2011 Emmy nominated for for craft achievement: video journalist2011 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism: Individual Achievement

2010 Emmy win for weather coverage on a story I shot and edited as a MMJ

2010 Emmy nominated for a general assignment story I shot and edited as a MMJ

2010 Emmy nominated for team coverage of breaking news

2010 Selected as one of Arizona’s Top 40 Hispanic Leaders Under 40

2009 Emmy nominated for spot news weather coverage

2009 Emmy nominated for continuing coverage of double murder in St. Johns, AZ

2006 Texas AP Award Winner “Behind the Border”

2006 New Mexico AP Award Winner “Behind the Border”

2006 Completed the FBI’s Citizen’s Academy

2006 Won the title “Best Dancing Anchor” in El Paso competing against 10 other on-air personalities in a community dancing competition.

2005 Became a certified fire journalist through the El Paso Police Department

2003 Field Producer during WPRI’s Emmy-win for “Team Coverage” of the Station Nightclub Fire

2002 Received the Outstanding Television Broadcaster Award from AI’s New England Institute of Art and Communication

2002 Produced, Edited, Shot, and Directed a 7-minute mini-documentary entitled Gentrification of Kendall Square that aired in February of 2002 on Cambridge Community Television (CCTV)

 

SKILLS

 

Computer: Final Cut Pro, INEWS, AVIDstand

Camera: JVC 700, JVC 250, JVC 100

I can also edit “tape-to-tape”

Speak simple conversational Spanish

 

VOLUNTEER

 

2012-to-present: Focus On Tomorrow 

2010-2011 Catholic Charities Refugee Program

Once a week I teach English as a second language to Cuban refugees in Phoenix.

2009-2010 Catholic Charities Refugee Program

Helped them gather presents for Christmas and collect silent auction items for fundraising dinner.

2009-2010: Save the Family

Ran PF Chang’s Half Marathon to raise money for Save the Family, a non-profit that helps families emerge from homelessness.

 

EDUCATION

 

Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences

Class of 1999

Bachelor of Science

Major: Political Science 

Minor: International Studies

Dean’s List: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999

G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School

Miami, Florida

Class of 1995