Creative and highly motivated communications professional with over 13 years experience in the television news business, including five years of reporting on issues impacting Utahns. Areas of expertise include investigative reporting, web and print content development, social media marketing and public speaking.
Superb writer and editor
Compelling public speaker
Print and electronic media
01/2012 to Current
Anchor / ReporterABC 4 News / CW30 － Salt Lake City, UT
Awarded 1st place for Business/Consumer reporting by Society of Professional Journalists in 2016.
Society of Professional Jornalists 1st place winner for Continuing Coverage on the environmental and economic impacts on saving Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats.
Newsroom leader on environmental issues facing our state
Best Continuing Coverage – Kimberly Nelson,(Saving the Salt Flats)
Best Business/Consumer Report – Kimberly Nelson (Caring for Consumers: Dangers of Radon)
Established strong Government Affairs reporting, maintaining trusting relationships with state and local lawmakers, government and business leaders.
Manage producers to create a consistent, integrated news message for each affiliateMentor, motivate and empower reporters to write fair yet captivating scripts, shoot and edit creative video, establish credibility and deliver stories that provokes an emotional response
Created and branded new segment Recycle This, designed to
Calm under pressure; experienced at meeting multiple deadlines on time.
Expert at translating complex issues into easily understood concepts.
Produced daily content for the website including editing video clips and writing copy.
Increased company awareness and generated buzz through daily social media marketing.
Developed and nurtured relationships with partners, clients and community members that built the company's brand.
Built a strong community of contacts comprised of local and national public relations specialists, media members, marketing teams and sales professionals.
Collaborates with solar energy companies to initiate environmental policy change and foster public awareness.
02/2006 to 01/2012
Anchor / ReporterFox 39 TV － Rockford, IL
Developed the 9PM FOX hour-long newscast, formulating & executing its own news identity.
create daily rundowns for #1 rated evening news
Led a team of reporters and photographers; tasked daily with assigning duties and editing content.
Leveraged FOX brand to create community partnerships that increased the company's reach.
Created extensive contacts with local and national business and political leaders.
Produced daily content for the company's website and social media sites.
Apt in identifying emerging issues in the market that appeal to public and private interests.
Built credibility with audience, community partners and sales clients.
Youngest recipient of Rockford Chamber of Commerce's "40 Leaders Under 40 Award."
08/2003 to 08/2005
Associate Producer / WriterKUSI & KNSD NBC 7 － San Diego, CA
Responsible for writing scripts for morning newscast and live cut-ins.
Worked closely with editors to ensure video matched news scripts.
Bachelor of Science: Broadcast JournalismSan Diego State University － San Diego, CABroadcast Journalism & Political Science
International Communications studiesUppsala University － UppsalaSwedenInternational Communications studies
07/2009 to 01/2012
Member of Board of DirectorsSwedish Historical Society － Rockford, IL
Created events to introduce the historical society to the community and younger generation.
Assisted in budgetary planning; approved expenses to ensure operational and event costs stayed on target.
Promoted the museum and grew attendance through driven media campaigns and community outreach programs.
Responsible for writing articles and promotional material for the society's newsletter as well as local and national museum and heritage publications.
06/2010 to 01/2012
Member of Board of DirectorsMarch of Dimes － Rockford, IL
Helped create promotional materials designed to grow awareness of the agencies' events and fundraising goals.
In charge of creating media campaign to advertise and grow sales for annual fundraising event.
Leveraged media contacts to get advertising in local publications.
11/2014 to Current
Member of Board of DirectorsRecycling Coalition of Utah － Salt Lake City, UT
Collaborated with local businesses and municipalities to create better recycling practices.
Promoted RCU's mission of recycling, waste reduction and conservation through targeted reports and social media outreach.
Gained knowledge from industry experts to in order to better inform the public about the benefits of recycling in Utah.
Leveraged professional relationships to develop new business opportunities.