SKILLS AND EQUIPMENT

  • Writing, reporting and editing stories

  • Print/online journalism

  • Digital journalism

  • Broadcast reporting (Soundcloud, YouTube, Vimeo)

  • Social media blogging

  • Mobile storytelling

  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Dreamweaver

  • Chartbeat

  • Twitter Studio

  • Proficient in Audacity, I Movie, Final Cut Express, AVID, EDIUS, iNews, Lakana, and ANVATO, Wochit and Presto editing and content management systems

  • Live updates through social media (Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter)

  • Video updates through social media (Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter)

  • Canva.com, Facebook Live, ConstantContact (newsletters)

  • Equipment: Panasonic P2 HD Camera, Nikon D5500 Digital SLR Camera, Shure MV5 Audio Microphone and audio recorders

VIDEO MULTIMEDIA EXPERIENCE

Take a look at some of my broadcast work.

HBCU GameDay | Atlanta, Georgia

  • Wrote game stories for Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse sports for the HBCU GameDay website

  • Wrote feature stories on HBCU sports teams for the website

  • Produced packages for "HBCU Fastbreak" online sports show

  • Shot video for on-camera recaps of games for the “HBCU Fastbreak” online sports show

  • Promoted stories, content using Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

WAFB 9Sports | Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  • Recorded on-camera clips and read highlights from evening sportscast on Sundays

PineBeltSports.com | Intern (Videographer, Producer)

  • Shot, recorded and edited a video story using a mobile device (iPhone) on Mississippi high school running back Isaiah Woullard

National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Student Multimedia Project

  • Produced a video story during the 2015 NABJ Conference and Convention, where I interviewed financial analysts from Prudential about the importance of financial stability for African Americans in today's society

Southern Miss | HubCity TV, (Associated Press award-winning student news and sports show)

  • Shot, edited, anchored and produced shows

RADIO EXPERIENCE

Southern Miss Today Radio Show, WUSM 88.5 FM | 2013-2015

  • Delivered on-air and wrote the news for 47 shows (1 per week) for four (4) semesters using AP style and creative storytelling

  • Gathered the local, state, regional, national, international news, including sports and weather each week compared to most newsreaders only doing news and weather

  • Participated in weekly meetings with the Executive Producer to document progress, growth, and leadership as a newsreader

  • Worked with news producer every week before each show to go over scripts before on-air time

THE RED DIAMOND REPORT PODCAST

  • Discusses life issues, overcoming obstacles, sports and how sports and life intersect.​

  • Episodes available on Spotify, SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Breaker, Anchor, RadioPublic and more.

Click HERE to listen to episodes of the RDR Podcast.