RESUME 

Singapore Dependant's Pass/Letter of Consent
PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
 

Thirty years of experience in media and communications, both in Asia and the United States, the bulk spent both behind and in front of the camera in live-to-tape, live events and television news, culminating with a job as a network correspondent for CBS News. 

 

Named Journalist/Writer of the Year in 2018 by the Media Publishers Association of Singapore (MPAS).

 

Core skills include:

Writing/Editing:
Nearly 25 years of experience as a professional writer and video journalist. Credits include authoring books, newspaper articles, magazine pieces and blogs in the US and Singapore. Wrote, produced and hosted award-winning videos. Consistently able to generate ideas for publication. Edit the work of others to make it stronger. Multiple award winner. Described as a “gifted storyteller” and “strong journalist.” Strong knowledge of Final Cut Pro.

Social Media:
Manage all aspects of social media, taking advantage of many available avenues including Facebook and LinkedIn, using management tools such as Hootsuite, MailChimp, SurveyMonkey, Prezi and more.

 

Management:
A born leader with more than thirty years of experience managing a variety of organizations including developing talent, managing budgets and creating a roadmap for the team to follow. Have overseen budgets up to $1 million. 

Volunteerism:

Gifted cheerleader with natural ability to recruit and lead volunteers while breathing new life into failing organizations. Have taken groups from the brink of failure to the heights of success. Often called an "evangelist" for organizations because of contagious passion.

CURRENT

I'm working as head of Special Projects for Expat Living, a popular lifestyle magazine in Singapore and Hong Kong. 

I create original content for both the publications' websites and social media including articles and videos. I also write travel, environment and profile pieces as well as oversee larger projects.

Additionally, I produce videos for a variety of clients including individuals and corporations.

JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE

Selected highlights include:

CBS News - New York, NY  
October 2002 - October 2006

Network correspondent assigned to The Early Show, the national morning show of the most watched network in the US. Assignments included everything from dancing on a showgirl stage in Vegas to wrangling rattlesnakes in a snake pit in Texas. Originally concentrating on the wackier side of life, I eventually developed one of the widest ranges of stories at the network. Uncanny ability to connect with every day people led to more in-depth profile pieces such as a series about childhood anorexia and reports on the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Also covered breaking news. 

WPIX-TV - New York
May 2000 - October 2002

Award-winning Feature/Traffic Reporter and a well-known morning personality affectionately dubbed “The Chopper Chick.” Filed a dozen, personality-driven traffic reports daily. Also taped weekly features and covered breaking news. Gained fame as the last airborne reporter covering the events of September 11 which earned an EMMY nod and an EMMY win for the one year anniversary piece about that day. 

News 12 New Jersey - Edison, NJ

December 1996 - May 2000

On-air reporter. Booked and hosted morning feature shots. Also covered breaking news, filed tape pieces and hosted pet show. 

 WRITING & EDITING 

Worked in a variety of genres as a writer and editor. Various roles have included editing a monthly newspaper; overseeing internal and external communications; designing and overseeing redevelopment of responsive website; developing marketing campaigns; managing all social media; generating theme and story ideas; editing written pieces; managing a stable of writers; working closely with designer on layout; gathering stories from other journalists for a book; writing a travel chapter for reference guide; working with a team of editors to create a historical record of 9/11; writing television news for broadcast; crafting travel pieces, profiles, environmental stories and more. 

Covering Catastrophe

CONTRIBUTOR

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR/TRAVEL WRITER

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

BLOGGER

CONTRIBUTOR

CONTRIBUTOR

Expat Living magazine

Living in Singapore

Singapore American newspaper

American Assoc. of Singapore

Westchester Magazine

On  Camera

Broadcasting through Crisis

CO-EDITOR/CONTRIBUTOR

WRITER/PRODUCER

WCBS-TV, all newscasts

2017-Present

2016

2014-2017

2014-2017

2010-2011

2003

2001

2002

1996-1999

 PRODUCTION 
 PRODUCTION 
 PRODUCTION 

Worked on a wide-variety of television programs, primarily live-to-tape. Responsible for all aspects of production including booking locations and guests; developing show themes; working with on-air talent; shooting field pieces; overseeing edits; writing scripts; organizing transportation; overseeing green rooms; working with Broadway unions; managing celebrities and more. 

PRODUCTION MANAGER

ON-AIR COACH

SENIOR PRODUCER

SENIOR PRODUCER

PRODUCER

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

TALENT COORDINATOR

Colm Wilkinson Special

Tempestt Bledsoe Pilot

Mark Wahlberg Pilot

The Big Day Pilot

International EMMY Awards

Sally Jesse Raphael

The TONY Awards

1996

1994

1994

1994

1993-1994

1992

1991 & 1992

SALES & MARKETING

Sold radio air time for a large group of radio stations across the US. Developed several major clients, including one multi-million dollar account from scratch. Grouped classical radio stations together to create a unique way to position them and increased revenues 62% in one year. 

1989-1991

MARKETING DIRECTOR

SALES REP

Interep Radio

CBS Radio Rep

1987-1989

1986-1987

NON-PROFIT

Working with non-profit groups is a passion. I enjoy breathing new life into organizations and have overseen the rebirth and resounding success of organizations on the brink of failure. Typically, I take leadership positions in charities which includes recruiting volunteers; overseeing major events with many moving parts; managing budgets; developing curriculum; traveling globally to train volunteers; attending weekend talent development workshops; developing responsive websites; implementing marketing and social media strategies; managing internal and external communications; setting organizational goals; working on the media team for national conventions and so much more.

TRAINER

EVENTS CHAIR

GLOBAL FACILITATOR

NATIONAL VOLUNTEER PARTNER

SECRETARY

CHAIR

CREATOR, 100 ACTS OF CHARITY

FOUNDING CHAIR

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

BEST ACTIVE

USAGSO (Singapore)

USA Cub Scouts Pack 3017

USA Girl Scouts Overseas

USA Girl Scouts of America

USAGSO (Singapore)

USAGSO (Singapore)

American Association of Singapore

Friends of Dulwich

Earth Hour

Junior League of Bronxville, NY

2018-Present

2015 - Present

2017-Present

2017-Present

2014-15, 2017-18

2015-2017

2017

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012

awards

JOURNALIST/WRITER

OF THE YEAR

EMMY AWARD WINNER

EMMY AWARD NOMINEE

Media Publishers Association

of Singapore (MPAS)

Air 11 Remembers 9/11:

Coverage of an Anticipated Story

September 11, 2001:

Best Coverage of a Breaking Story 

Best Feature Report

2018

2002

2002

2001

NY STATE BROADCASTERS AWARD

EMMY AWARD WINNER

EMMY AWARD NOMINEE

EMMY AWARD NOMINEE

Outstanding On-Camera Achievement:
 Feature Reporter

2000

Best Feature Report

2000

Best Coverage of an
Instant Breaking Story 

2000

SKILLS

Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Word,  Pages, Wix.com, surveymonkey, signupgenius, doodle, all Google drive functions, Numbers, basic WordPress, Excel

Strong understanding of marketing messaging and collateral design

All aspects of event producing

Video production

EDUCATION

BA Journalism, Texas A&M University 

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