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EXPERIENCE

Freelance Journalist, Fall 2001 – present.
Produce features for local and national radio shows. Contributor to NPR, PRI’s The World, Deutsche Welle, Weekend America, Splendid Table, Marketplace and World Radio Switzerland. Specialize in coverage of immigration, politics, digital culture and the Southwest. Reported from Paris and Marseille for two months in early 2008.

Host of Business Talks, August 2008 – present.
Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism
Creator and host of Business Talks, a podcast from the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism. Interviews journalists about the state of business reporting in the United States. Produces original content for businessjournalism.org.

Reporter and Host, KJZZ-FM, Phoenix, AZ. July 2004 – September 2008.
General assignment reporter for the nation’s fifth largest city. Produce sound-rich features and spot news. Post stories to kjzz.org. Host newscasts and serve as anchor for statewide broadcasts of KJZZ’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Mix stories using digital audio software.

Reporter, Down to the Wire, Phoenix, Arizona, Fall 2008
Produced features about the 2008 presidential election for Down to the Wire, a pre-election special distributed by Public Radio International.

Associate Producer, alt.NPR’s B-Side Radio. June 2003 – present.
Co-produce monthly half-hour radio magazine. Edit stories from contributors across the country. Train new producers in sound gathering, digital audio editing and voicing techniques. Assist senior producer in coordinating contributions and in assembling show. Report long-form narrative features.

All Things Considered Host and Reporter, WITF-FM, Harrisburg, PA. August 2003 – June 2004.
Afternoon voice of public radio for Central Pennsylvania. Produced news spots and features. Edited stories for witf.org.

Reporter, KSKA-FM, KAKM-TV, KTUU-TV, Anchorage, AK. October 2001 – August 2003.
Covered Anchorage Assembly and Mayor. Contributor to the Alaska Public Radio Network. Covered courts for Alaska’s NBC affiliate.

AWARDS

2009 Mark Twain Award from APTRA – Best Sports Reporting
A Sixty-Something College Tennis Champ
2009 Mark Twain Nomination from APTRA – Best Feature Reporting
McCain’s Cornville Cabin
2009 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award from RTNDA – Best Sports Reporting
A Sixty-Something College Tennis Champ
2008 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award – Hard News Feature Reporting
Man Isolated with Deadly Tuberculosis Strain
2008 PRNDI, Division A Breaking News, First Place (for work with KPBS)
2007 San Diego Wildfires Coverage
2007 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award – Feature Reporting
Biosphere 2: 15 Years Later
2007 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award – Best Use of Sound
American Idol: Patriot Style
2007 Arizona Associated Press Runner-Up for Reporter of the Year
2006 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award – Feature Reporting
Rocking in the Key of Nintendo
Ten additional awards from press clubs in Alaska, Pennsylvania and Arizona

PRODUCTION SKILLS

Digital audio editing on platforms including Adobe Audition, SADiE, ProTools and AudioVault
Lexis-Nexis, NewsBoss, Blogger, WordPress, Microsoft Office
Video editing on multiple platforms including Adobe Premiere and Windows Movie Maker

LANGUAGES

Fluent in French, Basic knowledge of Arabic

EDUCATION

Graduate Work in Near Eastern Studies, 2000 – 2001, UC Berkeley
Summer Arabic Program, 2000, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan
B.A. in French and Middle Eastern Studies, magna cum laude, Mount Holyoke College
Spring 1999 Semester Université de Rennes II, Rennes, France
Fall 1998 Semester Université Mohamed V, Rabat, Morocco

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Society of Professional Journalists – Phoenix Chapter Vice President of Broadcast
Member of the Association of Independents in Radio