PEABODY AWARD - Oregon Public Broadcasting 'Hard Times' - 2009

Reporter on team that was recognized by judges, saying, "The Main Street repercussions of Wall Street’s reckless ways were nowhere in the media more humanly and thoughtfully documented than in this series of radio reports."
FULBRIGHT AWARD – Berlin 2006 – 2007
Journalist Fellowship Program / Guest Editor, Deutsche Welle
One of five young journalists selected for nine-month stipend in Berlin. 

* Columbia University School of Journalism; New York, New York
Master of Science in Journalism with Concentration in Radio Journalism
* University of California; Berkeley, California
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature with Minors in City Planning and Geography

MARKETPLACE/AMERICAN PUBLIC MEDIA – Los Angeles, California 2004 – Present 
* Selected by the largest business news program (four million listeners) in the country broadcasting on NPR stations to contribute to daily show production by managing same-day content, editing, reporting stories and assigning reporters. 
* Launched first podcast produced by organization; broadened program audience to younger listeners and secured new funding sources by launching and producing podcast.
* Continually refine news judgment on foreign and international stories; cultivate and sustain productive working relationships with national and foreign reporters and bureaus as well as hosts and producers.
* First production staff member entrusted to field produce a major programming week (“New York Week”). Helped launch 'Freakonomics Radio' segment. Chosen to serve on Journalism and Ethics Committee.

Correspondent / Producer
First reporter hired to open and run the central Oregon bureau in Bend, one of the fastest growing cities in the country.
* Helped lead coverage of mental health series, including reporting feature stories on mental health parity and rural coverage of mental illness.
* Continued to file feature stories for NPR, Marketplace, and other national public radio shows.

BULLETIN NEWS NETWORK – Vienna, Virginia 2001 – 2005
Associate Editor
* Chosen by this sole provider of news summaries for President Bush and the White House to review as many as 40 newspapers nationwide, determine potential impact of stories, summarize key points and note variances in coverage.
* Worked tirelessly in months after 9/11 toward providing the government with full news coverage.

Proven and technologically savvy public radio professional with well-developed leadership ability. Demonstrated ability to identify breaking news and to incorporate innovative technologies within media delivery. Possesses an extensive background in government and politics with a broad base of both reporting and production experience.  Intermediate proficiency in German language; studied abroad in Hong Kong. Fully computer literate.