CITY OF BOSTON, OFFICE OF THE MAYORCHIEF COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER/PRESS SECRETARY01/2006 to Current
Responsible for developing and managing press and communication strategies for the City of Boston.
Act as the official spokesperson for the Mayor and his Administration.
Brief and advise the Mayor on policy, advocacy and crisis communications strategies EXAMPLES: Policy Protracted labor disputes including the Fire Union arbitration that resulted in a successful implementation of random drug and alcohol testing for all firefighters Foreclosure intervention efforts that led to an across the board decrease in the city's boarded up properties - This block by block effort increased local and national awareness & brought banks to the table to negotiate better deals with owners and the city for remediation.
VIP - our Violence Intervention & Prevention Strategy & PACT initiatives that were launched after a very violent period in the city - These efforts continue today with the Public Health Commission working collaboratively with Boston Police and Community Centers in door knocking efforts that get to th.
01/1999 to 01/2006
Producer01/2003 to 01/2006
Promoted into position to help develop the first morning news program at Fox 25.
Created news segments that were promotable to help pace the newscast and drive viewership for increased ratings throughout the entire morning broadcast.
Developed and implemented new show format and planning templates for the live broadcast of our morning program in different cities and towns.
Zip Trips," became a successful franchise, that continues to take the FOX 25 Morning show on the road every Friday for a LIVE interactive broadcast to highlight the things to see, do and experience in towns across the region.
Fostered a strong network of contacts with local news makers and their staff - building the trust and relationships needed for insight for story development Wrote, edit and produced stories and segments from concept through completion.
Field produced for all major news events including our LIVE coverage of the 2004 World Series in St.
Louis, the 2004 Democratic National Convention, Rolling Rallies &.
Planning Editor01/2000 to 01/2003
Obtained and prioritized news releases in order of importance for daily coverage.
Organized and managed crew assignments, logistics and story coverage for major news events such as the political campaigns & elections of 2000 and 2004 as well as the Patriots Superbowl Victory parade and rally.
Generated leads and secured reporter and anchor interviews for daily news broadcasts.
Assignment Editor01/1999 to 01/2000
Ran the news desk and monitored all news sources for breaking stories and events Determined the newsworthiness of pitched and breaking events and allocated the reporters and crews necessary for coverage.
Briefed Reporters, Anchors and Producers on daily news events and story ideas to include in the nightly news broadcasts.
WLVI - WB 56 DORCHESTER, MA.
ASSIGNMENT EDITOR01/1998 to 01/1999
OFFICE OF CONGRESSMAN MARTIN MEEHAN - SUMMER 1998.
Summer 1998THE FUND FOR AMERICAN STUDIES INSTITUTE ON POLIT, WASHINGTON, DC
Bachelor of Science:Communication, Management & Public Policy BroadcFall 1998EMERSON COLLEGE, BOSTON, MA