details-driven professional eager to contribute strong journalism and community relations expertise, as well as knowledge gained from a b.a. in foreign affairs, toward supporting a public-sector organization in optimizing communications success.
expert at collecting and analyzing comprehensive information about newsworthy events for publication, as well as proactively receiving / evaluating assignments and adhering to all set operational deadlines.
contribute exceptional information gathering and verification talents regarding various stories through keen observation skills, resourceful interviewing abilities, and high-quality research techniques.
display outstanding materials organization to include aptly determining necessary points-of-emphasis while effectively authoring materials according to in-house editorial styles and / or standardized formats.
former active member of the national association of black journalists; member of the atlanta press club.
~ education ~
bachelor of arts in foreign affairs university of virginia
key professional accomplishments
ø successfully covered 1996 s atlanta-based super bowl xxx and xxvi summer olympics, as well as three final fours and numerous ncaa, acc, and sec tournaments.
ø served as lead reporter in the triple murder / suicide coverage of wwe professional wrestler chris benoit, along with reporting on the rare loss of school accreditation in clayton county, georgia.
ø received a 3rd place award by the florida sports writers association for excellence in sports writing.
ø recognized with the virginia press association s award for outstanding sports writing in 1994, 1995, and 1997.
apply dynamic writing talents toward providing key correspondence activities for a premiere national magazine to include covering breaking political, sports, economic, and social news while maintaining superior journalistic integrity.
demonstrate extensive local area expertise toward covering newsworthy metro atlanta-based events in coordination with set individual- and team-driven deadlines and supportive of comprehensive organizational standards.
author and edit diverse prep / professional sports articles to include providing targeted information concerning atlanta hawks, atlanta falcons, and georgia tech football and men s basketball events.
contributed primary writing efforts for the university of florida s men s basketball team to include providing relevant daily coverage and insightful feature articles.
traveled with the team to various collegiate venues and proficiently covered additional sports (i.e. football) as necessary.
strategically steered the research and preparation of copy for a start-up cnn-based sports illustrated sports show to include liaising among high-profile anchors and producers which ensured seamless nationwide daily sports coverage.
prepared hard copy, features, and columns for a newspaper with a 35,000 daily circulation, along with covering prep sports, the washington redskins, and the university of virginia and george mason university basketball teams.
utilized wide-ranging regional knowledge to successfully cover local college, prep, and semi-professional sports for a leading area publication with a 43,000-strong circulation base.
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