My Journalism Career

My Resume

JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE:

Current: Editor, OddBallGrape.com, blog featuring winery profiles, news and tasting notes, since April 2009.
June 2008-July 2014: Editor, YourFamilyViewer.com blog posting weekdays with reviews and commentary on media and parenting.
August 2010-July 2012: Freelance reporter and guest Local Editor, Southern California Region, Patch.com, including writing hard news stories for West Hollywood, Culver City, Westwood/Century City, Marina Del Rey, and Mar Vista Patches, and guest editing at Culver City and Westwood/Century City.
May 2010-December 2010: Blogger for KPCC's Freeway project, covering television and needle arts.
Columnist, Ministry & Liturgy – The Word Alive, on reading Scriptures aloud at services, since Jan. 2005.
December 2007-December 2010 - Reviewer, CommonSenseMedia.org – writing reviews of specific programs within the very specific site format.
January 2006-December 2009 Freelance Reporter, celebrity profiles, Girl Power Magazine,
May 2004-December 2007: Family TV columnist, Maine Sunday Telegram.
December 2002-January 2007: Freelance Reporter, later Contributing Editor for Homeland Protection Professional, trade magazine for first responders.
May 2004-September 2006: Columnist on family television for DirectTV The Guide.
February 2000-November 2002: Freelance Reporter, Pasadena Weekly, covering hard news to arts and theater reviews.

ACHIEVEMENTS:

Successfully maintained multiple Patch.com sites as guest editor, as well as excelled in the coverage of complicated government issues.
Built freelance writing business by tackling a wide variety of projects from city hall coverage to major television events.
Guest associate editor for WineMaker Magazine.
Researched and Co-Wrote Howdunit, The Book of Poisons.
Author of Tyger, Tyger, Cambridge Books

ADDITIONAL CREDITS:

Include The Los Angeles Times, PC Magazine On Direct TV, WineMaker, EP Monthly, Pilates Style, Cooking Smart, Pasadena Weekly, Ladies' Home Journal, Wines & Vines, Homeland Protection Professional, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Coverstory, Backstage West, Wave Community Newspapers, L.A. Parent, Modern Liturgy Magazine, Catholic Parent.

EDUCATION:

MSJ, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, 1995

 

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