I am award winning journalist who has also worked as an editor, blogger and critic. I have worked just about every position in a newsroom, and covered almost every beat including education, city government andcrime.
I have also managed reporters and other staffers.
I am currently the Online Editor at The News Herald in Panama City. My duties include editing stories and placing them on the web, overseeing special projects and filling in for both the Night Editor, the Managing Editor and the Viewpoints Editor when they are away.
Took the entire News Herald staff through social media training. That task included how to use social media sites and explaining the right and wrong ways to use them.
Also, trained multiple reporters to post stories online, to shoot and edit video using smartphones and working with Apple software.
Assisted multiple reporters with stories. Helped them with everything from daily assignments to special projects and offered advice on writing, researching and editing.
Used government salary and police ticket data to craft thought provoking stories and shared the information online.
Wrote, edited and published our Sunday night breaking news coverage of the raid on Osama Bin Ladin Compound and his death.
Filled in multiple times for the Managing Editor, Night Editor and Viewpoints Editor.
Along with news stories, wrote an award winning music column, a blog, and several editorials.
Oversaw revamps and changes to the website, assisted staff with technological issues and kept The News Herald's website and social media pages fresh.
Covered multiple beats including; education, crime, courts, Panama City and Cedar Grove.
Covered the school system.
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