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January 2011 - Present KODE TV Joplin, MO
Main Anchor
 Solo anchor three newscasts daily - 5, 6, and 10 p.m.
 Approve scripts and assist in production of all newscasts

Maintain excellent sources and contacts in our viewing area to develop stories and 
     assist with breaking news
 Create, produce and write special programs, news stories and special reports
 Mentor and train new reporters
 Manage social media sites including station website, Facebook, Twitter
 Well respected in the community: volunteer, public speaker, emcee, and on several
     boards and committees
o 2012 Missouri Broadcasters Association - First Place Special Programs
o 2012 Missouri Broadcasters Association - First Place Documentary

December 2001 - May 2009 KSNF TV Joplin, MO
Main Anchor/Executive Producer
Assistant News Director October 2007- May 2009
 Anchored three newscasts daily - 5, 6 and 10 p.m.
 Produced, wrote and anchored 5pm newscast
 Produced, wrote and edited monthly breast cancer features, Buddy Check 16
o 2005 Missouri Broadcasters Association - First Place Spot News

July 2000 - December 2001 KSNF TV Joplin, MO
Morning/Noon Anchor
 Anchored a successful morning show, making our station the most watched
    morning show in the market.
 Booked guests and created show segments, contests, and sweeps pieces
 Produced and anchored noon broadcast

June 1997 - April 1999 KSNF TV Joplin, MO
Weekend Anchor/Reporter
 Produced and anchored weekend newscasts
 Shot, wrote and edited daily news stories, contributed to daily news ideas and
Covered major breaking news stories, including live shots on location, in studio and in
One-man band reporter


1997 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
 Bachelor of Science - Broadcast News Journalism

Community Involvement

Board Member - Hope 4 You Breast Cancer Foundation
Advisory Board - Missouri Southern State University Department of Communication
Member-National Association of Hispanic Journalists

Additional Skills

Avid Newscutter
Tape-to-tape editing
One-man band reporting ability
Syndicaster video encoder
Energize web posting



 Joplin, MO
(417) 434 1717


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