Accomplished Chicago television and digital media professional that worked for one of the most prominent networks in the television industry; Telepictures/Warner Brothers Entertainment. Talented at creating and producing diverse range of network and independent productions. Brings strong work ethic and leadership skills to creative environments.
Adobe Premiere, Broadcasting, communication skills, content, Cool Edit, clientele, FileMaker Pro, film, Final Cut Pro, Marketing, Microsoft Office, Social Networking, Radio, Reporting, Television, video, web content, websites, articles
03/2016 to 11/2017
Associate ProducerWarner Bros./Telepictures － Chicago, IL
Worked for an Emmy - Nominated syndicated court show as second in command to Producer's management team; helping
delegate communication between the Production Assistants, Producers and Executive producers.
One of the creative minds behind over 40 cases that tapes/airs during the season; composing ideal storylines that are nothing less
than sweeps for the show's ratings.
Understanding budgets and creating the most cost effective solution for the company with maximum benefits.
Associate ProducerCentral City Productions － Chicago, IL
Stellar TV) - 32nd Annual Stellar Awards Wrangled talent for keen interviews and drops for the new up-in-coming network by Executive Producer Don Jackson, Stellar TV.
Helped managed a small production crew on set.
First point of contact with talent management for scheduling interview request with the network.
Production AssistantTru TV, Impractical Jokers － New York, NY
Onset of a hidden camera show, executed film releases for each patron filmed.
Displayed excellent people skills and communication on set.
Essential team member to the art department, in setting up scenes and executed ideal looks for each bit
Key Production AssistantComedy Central Network － Chicago, IL
Coordinated a small team of Production Assistants in multiple tasks to execute each job given by the Production Manager; exuded
keen managerial and communication skills.
In command of staging audience and maintained crowd control of over 200 patrons; enforcing appearance releases and
guidelines were met.
Production AssistantVH1 Productions Behind the Movie － Chicago, IL
Help delegate staff, crew and press credentials for over 50+ people.
Assist VH1 Line Producers/Director on set.
In charge of executing crafty and managing on- air talents' needs
PR Escort, BET Networks, BET Honors '16 - Washington, DC March 2016.
Assist BET'S Public Relations department with elite and prestigious clientele by escorting them to/from the red carpet.
Delegating over 30 + media outlets for exclusive interviews and sound bytes for show highlights.
Production AssistantCentral City Productions － Chicago, IL
Helped delegate crew credentials for over 50 + employees/freelancers; crowd control during the award ceremony.
Assisted the Production Manager with crafty and supplies for each department i.e.
travel, public relations, script and talent.
Production AssistantAmerica's Got Talent － Atlanta, GA
Helped almost 1,000 + willing contestants register for auditions/castings.
Enforced the APOC and the Production Coordinator registration rules to all participants.
Navigate through the E-Tribez registration computer system; escorting participants to their assigned section for auditions/castings.
10/2014 to 11/2015
Production AssistantWarner Brothers TV － Chicago, IL
Warner Bros/Telepictures (Judge Mathis Show - Seasons (16- 17 Assist 5 out of 10 TV Producers and Associate Producers on the show with gathering key court case information.
Exude keen managerial skills by booking multiple court cases for the show; exercising detail story telling for cases booked.
Going on evidence runs, meeting with litigants and being detail orientated to important case information.
10/2012 to 03/2016
Switch Board OperatorCrawford Broadcasting － Chicago, IL
Head radio producer for WPWX - Power 92.3/ WSRB - Soul 106.3
Produced a The Rickey Smiley syndicated morning radio show that airs in over 50 markets; while following strict time constraints to allow
commercials to play at proper times to obtain P1 and P2 listener's attention back to the station.
Edited/ produced news and traffic updates using VOX PRO edit program to ensure quality audio for listeners; maintained high call
volumes and monitor/update web content on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram social media sites which increased the stations
listenership and social media sites.
Conduct FCC protocol standards: EAS Monthly and Weekly Tests, Auxiliary Transmitter training and updating legal FCC
05/2014 to 03/2016
Freelance JournalistRolling Out Magazine － Atlanta, GA
Covered national events like: BET AWARDS ‘14/'15, BET HONORS '15/'16 and ABC Fundraiser evens
Used keen networking skills to book interviews with prestigious artists/actors like: Regina King, Wayne Brady, Ne-yo, Keke Palmer
and many more for the Chicago market
Submitted articles on a weekly deadline and capitalized on all social media outlets
Knowledge of Wordpress websites for both publications; understanding video content, newsworthy content in the
Entertainment/Pop Culture and Education fields.
08/2010 to 10/2012
Marketing CoordinatorCrawford Broadcasting － Chicago, IL
Crawford Broadcasting -WPWX- Power 92.3, Hammond, IN Aug'10 - Oct '12.
Coordinated Marketing and Promotions strategies for one of the third largest radio stations in Chicago, IL.
Recap for the station's clients and events to engage all listeners to be interactive/entertained with each station event; voiced
Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts: Radio / Television Broadcast News JournalismSouthern Illinois University Carbondale, (SIUC) － Carbondale, ILRadio / Television Broadcast News Journalism 3.4/4.0