Resume

SUMMARY

Award-winning reporter/anchor experienced in national and local news. Strong skills in storytelling and investigative reporting. Dynamic live presence. Fluent in Spanish and Mandarin.

EXPERIENCE

AL JAZEERA AMERICA, Dallas, TX                                                                              2013 – 2016

Correspondent                                                                   

Covered breaking news, investigative and enterprise stories in the American Southwest and Mexico. Launched network’s Dallas Bureau.

  • Surpassed expectations for breadth and depth of packages and live shots on breaking news events like Ebola, Texas flooding and the Pope’s visit to Mexico
  • Commended by company president for quantity, depth and tenacity of reports
  • Developed strong network of sources by winning trust with professionalism and strong record of stories
  • Held the powerful accountable on issues ranging from police shootings to immigration to politics
  • Became network’s go-to reporter for immigration topics
  • Great attitude and willingness for teamwork enabled record of success

 

YNN (NEWS 8 AUSTIN), Austin, TX                                                                              2007 – 2013

Evening Anchor, 2011-2013

Solo anchor for nightly evening news on Time Warner Cable’s 24-hour local news channel. Guided editorial decisions and mentored reporters and producers. Moderated political forums and represented company at community events.

  • Lead team to increase stories and live shot productivity
  • Lead team workshops to improve quality of writing
  • Increased company’s social media and web presence

 

Weekend Anchor, 2011-2011

Solo anchor for weekend morning newscasts.

  • Rapidly promoted to Evening Anchor

 

Reporter, 2007 – 2011

Multiplatform general assignment reporter. Shot and edited packages.

  • Lead shows with breaking news and investigative stories
  • Winner of multiple awards, including the Headliners Investigative Journalism Award and the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism

 

AT9-TV, Galapagos, Ecuador                                                                                    2006 – 2007

Reporter

Spanish-language television station covering news on the Galapagos Islands

  • Trained staff in television newsgathering
  • First non-native Spanish speaker to work on-air
  • Directed documentary that exposed sex trafficking on the islands, an official selection at various U.S. film festivals

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Bachelor of Science, Journalism and Spanish

Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University

 

 

AWARDS

2010 Headliners Award for Investigative Journalism

2010 Texas AP Broadcast Award: Best Investigative

2010 Austin Mayor’s Committee on People with Disabilities Media Award

2009 Texas AP Broadcast Award: Best General Assignment

2008 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism