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EXPERIENCE

ABC13 Eyewitness News/KTRK (Disney), 12/2021 to Present
Houston, TX
Race & Culture Journalist

  • Specialize in reports highlighting stories and issues impacting Houston’s communities of color, LGBTQ+ population, gender equality, disability rights, and other marginalized/underrepresented demographics
  • Facilitate diversity & inclusion editorial discussions with station’s news team
  • Develop community relationships to expand the diversity of voices included in station’s storytelling
  • Collaborate with the Race & Culture Content Team’s executive producers and reporters across ABC’s 8 local stations across the country to produce episodes for the “Our America” docuseries on Hulu

ABC4 Utah/KTVX (Nexstar Media), 09/2020 to 11/2021
Salt Lake City, UT
7 p.m. Anchor/Producer

  • Anchor the 7 p.m. CW30 newscast Monday through Fridays
  • Help with booking guests and co-producing the show (Newscast was market’s only show that dives deeper into our community’s top issues and topics daily with live guests and multiple interview segments through “In Focus” discussions)
  • Post nightly “In Focus” discussions to ABC4.com and on social media platforms
  • Emcee/host/volunteer for multiple community events monthly
  • Fill-in anchor for ABC4 News at 4/5/6/10 p.m.

ABC4 Utah/KTVX (Nexstar Media), 01/2018 to 09/2020
Salt Lake City, UT
MMJ/Fill-in Anchor

  • MMJ’d dayside in the 4/5/6 p.m. shows Monday through Friday
  • Pitched enterprised and exclusive stories
  • Specialized in topics about communities of color, social justice, LGBTQ issues, women’s rights, disability issues, animal advocacy, and more
  • Published daily articles for ABC4.com
  • Posted social media content on Facebook and Twitter
  • Filled in on the anchor desk for Good Morning Utah and ABC4 News at 4/5/6/10 p.m.
  • Promoted to 7 p.m. CW30 anchor in September 2020
  • Emceed/hosted/volunteered for multiple community events every month

KEZI 9 News (Heartland Media) 04/2016 to 01/2018
Eugene, OR
Weekend Morning Anchor/MMJ

  • Anchored, produced, and edited the 8 a.m. newscast on Saturdays and Sundays
  • MMJ’d (Pitched, shot, edited, and reported 2-3 stories from the field) on Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Posted social media content on Facebook and Twitter
  • Published web content for KEZI.com
  • Reported on the devastating wildfire season in 2017, historic ice storm, and total solar eclipse

AWARDS

  • November 2021: Winner of Rocky Mountain Emmy 2021 as Anchor for Breaking/Spot News category
  • August 2021: 1st Place in Breaking News & 1st Place in General News Reporting (Utah Society of Professional Journalists Awards 2021)
  • July 2020: 1st Place in Minority Issues Reporting (Utah Society of Professional Journalists Awards 2020)
  • June 2019: 1st Place in Criminal Justice Reporting (Utah Society of Professional Journalists Awards 2019)

EDUCATION

University of Utah – Salt Lake City, UT
Communication M.A., graduated March 2016

  • Produced documentary for Master’s Project: “How the Internet and Social Media has changed the viewership of TV News”
  • GPA in Communication major: 3.743

University of Utah – Salt Lake City, UT
Mass Communication B.A. & Spanish B.A., graduated May 2012

  • GPA in Mass Communication major: 3.509, GPA in Spanish major: 3.682

SKILLS

  • Producing in ENPS 6 and 10
  • Editing in Adobe Premiere Pro and Edius
  • Shooting on JVC camera
  • Web article posting on WordPress
  • Social media posting on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and LinkedIn

LANGUAGES

  • Can speak fluently in Vietnamese with some ability to read and write.

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