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CAREER SUMMARY

Emmy-award-winning political reporter with more than a decade of experience as a journalist and a Master of Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Reports stories of local and national significance and breaks down impact of national policies on my current geographical region.

EDUCATION

Harvard Kennedy School
Master of Public Administration
University of California, San Diego
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Political Reporter June 2015 to Present KING-TV, Seattle
Covers politics and policy in Seattle and Washington State.
Track record of scoops and exclusive interviews and stories, including breaking the news that the embattled mayor of Seattle Ed Murray would drop out of his race for re-election.
First reporter in the nation to report Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA) would break party lines and vote against the GOP healthcare repeal
Uncovers political trends including the turn of Grays Harbor County, Wash. in 2016. The longtime Democratic voted for a Republican president in Trump for the first time since 1928.
Moderated a gubernatorial debate 2016 and two Seattle mayoral debates in 2017
Scheduled to moderate a congressional debate in Washington’s 8th district in October
Regularly invited to give political analysis on various panels and local NPR station

Reporter October 2012 to July 2014
KTVK-TV, Phoenix, Arizona
Lead story reporter for nightside newscasts, including coverage of the Yarnell Hill Tragedy which killed 19 firefighters. Regularly secured exclusive interviews and enterprise stories.

Reporter/ Fill-in Anchor October 2010 to October 2012
KPTV-TV, Portland, Oregon
“Go-to” reporter for station newscasts. Excelled at live, breaking news, as well as enterprising stories and gaining exclusives on daily turns. Reported extensively on the Occupy Portland movement, as well as policy issues including the heroin epidemic in the Northwest, as well as the prevalence of sex trafficking.

Reporter/ Fill-in Anchor June 2006 to October 2010
KPSP-TV, Palm Springs, California
Reported live for weeknight 5 and 6pm newscasts as lead reporter, routinely on the top story of the day. Responsible for blogging and providing station website content. Served as fill-in anchor.

Associate Producer March 2004 to June 2006
KFMB-TV San Diego, California
Began working at KFMB while a sophomore in college, completing my undergraduate degree at UC San Diego.

AWARDS

2016 Regional Emmy “Best Political Reporting “
2009 Edward R. Murrow Regional Award
2009 Associated Press Award: Reporter of the Year
2009 Associated Press Award: Best Spot News
2008 Golden Mike Award: Best Live Coverage of a News Story

COMMUNITY SERVICE

• Board member of the National Women’s Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation (NWCAVE) Advisory Council, Dec. 2012-Present.
• Named National Media Chair of NWCAVE 2014
• Served as head of Awards Committee for NWCAVE which honors excellence in reporting on the issue of violence against women.