General Assignment Reporter
General Assignment Reporter & Multimedia Journalist (MMJ)
2011—Emmy nominated for spot news
2011—Emmy nominated for for craft achievement: video journalist
2011—Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism: Individual Achievement
2010—Selected as one of Arizona’s Top 40 Hispanic Leaders Under 40
2010—Emmy for weather coverage on a story I shot an edited as a MMJ
Adjunct Professor for JMC 305 Online Media
I teach students how to create online multimedia projects centered on a hard news subject.
General Assignment Reporter
Occasional Fill-in Anchor for Weekend Morning Show
Broke major developments in the FBI’s largest public corruption investigation in El Paso history.
Broke major developments in the investigation into the National Center for Employment of the Disabled (NCED).
Immigration/Border Stories – often reported from Juarez, Mexico
The only El Paso reporter to cover Hurricane Katrina.
Associate Producer: Write copy and order graphics.
Produce Daily Cut-ins during “The Early Show”
Freelance Field Producer (picked up just a handful of shifts)
Freelance General Assignment Reporter
Freelance Reporter: Work with the City’s Public Information Office to produce stories on local issues, community activities, and City services.
FOX 10P Producer: Fast-Paced and intensive 45-minute newscast that blended top local, national, international, and feature stories.
Field Producer: Emmy-winning live “Team Coverage” of The Station Nightclub Fire.
Reporter: October 2002 Fashion Feature Series
2001 Winter Intern: Research and pitch story ideas, assist field crews.
Freelance Technician: Facilitated live guests and helped troubleshoot technical difficulties.
Intern: Research story ideas and assist field crew
Special: Created an archive and tape-log system for the 2000 election footage.
Production Intern: Assisted David Sutherland in post-production duties of logging, transcribing, and creating paper edit books, for Country Boys.
2011 Emmy nominated for spot news2011 Emmy nominated for for craft achievement: video journalist2011 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism: Individual Achievement
2010 Emmy win for weather coverage on a story I shot and edited as a MMJ
2010 Emmy nominated for a general assignment story I shot and edited as a MMJ
2010 Emmy nominated for team coverage of breaking news
2010 Selected as one of Arizona’s Top 40 Hispanic Leaders Under 40
2009 Emmy nominated for spot news weather coverage
2009 Emmy nominated for continuing coverage of double murder in St. Johns, AZ
2006 Texas AP Award Winner “Behind the Border”
2006 New Mexico AP Award Winner “Behind the Border”
2006 Completed the FBI’s Citizen’s Academy
2006 Won the title “Best Dancing Anchor” in El Paso competing against 10 other on-air personalities in a community dancing competition.
2005 Became a certified fire journalist through the El Paso Police Department
2003 Field Producer during WPRI’s Emmy-win for “Team Coverage” of the Station Nightclub Fire
2002 Received the Outstanding Television Broadcaster Award from AI’s New England Institute of Art and Communication
2002 Produced, Edited, Shot, and Directed a 7-minute mini-documentary entitled Gentrification of Kendall Square that aired in February of 2002 on Cambridge Community Television (CCTV)
Computer: Final Cut Pro, INEWS, AVID
Camera: JVC 700, JVC 250, JVC 100
I can also edit “tape-to-tape”
Speak simple conversational Spanish
2010-2011 Catholic Charities Refugee Program
Once a week I teach English as a second language to Cuban refugees in Phoenix.
2009-2010 Catholic Charities Refugee Program
Helped them gather presents for Christmas and collect silent auction items for fundraising dinner.
2009-2010: Save the Family
Ran PF Chang’s Half Marathon to raise money for Save the Family, a non-profit that helps families emerge from homelessness.
Boston College, College of Arts and Sciences
Class of 1999
Bachelor of Science
Major: Political Science
Minor: International Studies
Dean’s List: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School
Class of 1995