Enthusiastic marketing professional with an extensive background and education in developing relationships with community leaders, non-profit organizations and media professionals. Highly organized and results driven through collaborative approaches.
Entertained and engaged a primarily female audience with an outgoing personality on a daily basis. Researched and developed content each day for "Cris Winter in the Morning". Created a loyal customer following through personalized marketing campaigns leveraging multiple platforms for pre and post on-air broadcast. Repeatedly requested to endorse products for prominent Pittsburgh and national businesses. Hosted various remote broadcasts, leading to increased brand recognition for both the client and station. Host of “Pittsburgh Focus”, the public affairs program that kept the listener in touch with community leaders and non-profit organizations.
Created and lead implementation of the business development plan that included annual specialty events for Animal Friends, Special Olympics, the American Cancer Society and Alcoa. Produced all social media ads and promotional content. Combined efforts resulted in 60% of Legacy Lanes gross revenue.
2002 - 2006
* 94.5 3-W-S (WWSW) - Co-host and News Director for the “Merkel & Cris Morning Show”
*Fox Sports Radio 970 AM (WBGG) - NASCAR reporter for the “Stan Savran Show” and “The Locker Room with Tunch Ilkin and Craig Wolfley”
*104.7 “The Beat” (WJJJ) - covered news for the morning show (2002 – 2003)
2001 - 2002
* Fox Sports Radio 970 AM (WBGG) - Sports Director for the “Scott Paulsen Radio Broadcast”
*Fox Sports Network Television - NASCAR reporter for “Sports Beat with Stan Savran & Guy Junker”
1996 - 2001
* 102.5 WDVE - News Director for “Scott Paulsen, Jim Krenn and the DVE Morning Show” the #1 rated morning show in Pittsburgh.
1995 - 2000
* Nickelodeon's “Kablaam” – voice of cartoon character “Thundergirl” on the television show “Action League Now!”
1995 - 1996
* 105.9 “The X” (WXDX) - Program Director for the station's inaugural year
1988 - 1998
* 102.5 WDVE - Part time On air personality, Music Director
1986 - 1988 * 100.7 Double X” (WXXP) - Mid-day on air personality
1984 - 1986 * 100.7 Classy 101” (WWCL) - board operator and assistant to Program Director
* Animal Friends - Board of Directors – September 2010 to current
* Serve on both Development and Communications Committees - Animal Friends - 2010 to current
* Volunteer at Animal Friends since 1991
* Nottingham Township - Recreation Board member - January 2009 to current
* Emceed multiple events for businesses, non-profit organizations and community groups:
Animal Friends, Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure, Make-A-Wish, SHIM- South Hills Interfaith Movement, Sister's Place, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, American Heart Association - Go Red For Women Campaign
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