Produced the 7am, Noon and 11pm News for WWMT in Kalamazoo, Michigan for two years before moving to Dallas, TX to produce the Weekend Morning Newscasts for KTVT. I left Dallas in January 2008 to take the 5pm producer position at WRKN in Nashville, TN.Survey
What are the top three skills journalism students should learn in college?:
Active writing, quick writing, and accuracy.
What were your duties at ATVN? :
News Writer, Reporter, News Producer
How did ATVN prepare you for your career?:
ATVN helped me to write quickly, understand what it’s like to be in the field, and make quick decisions in the control room.
What is your advice to aspiring journalists?:
Decide what being a journalist means to you, and don’t let others sway you from doing what you know is right.
What should graduates keep in mind when negotiating their first job?:
Remember, contracts only really protect the company; not the person who’s signing it. And, be confident in your own abilities.