Here are some samples of my work and resume…

Clips & Photos:

Nehalem and the N-word: Campaign tactics go low and grow

A photo texted to Nehalem mayoral candidate Micah White two days after he lost that election to the incumbent, William Dillard, Jr.

Judge rules electric co-op violated discrimination laws

Manzanita voters to consider pot business ban

Oregon Coast Cannabis owners Hannah Hayes and Andrew J. Buck say if Manzanita voters approve a pot ban Nov. 8, many of their employees would lose their jobs and the city would lose out on significant tax revenue. Photo by Ann Powers.

Crab life by the horns

Garibaldi Lions Club President Kelly Barnett . Cover photo by Ann Powers.

Liquor theft suspects use child as decoy

Beware of rip-offs when dumping timeshares

Former mayor runs for District 1 council seat

Program offers inmates higher education, higher hopes

Wage gap column: 30% discount for women


Why I want to be Mick Jagger column


Public Information Officer & Public Relations:

NM Dept. of Health Press Release – West Nile Virus

Friday Night Race League


Snow conditions are great

Voiceovers & Scripts:

Holocaust and Intolerance Museum of New Mexico

AV Country Club spots: 


Resume:

Editor & Reporter
Country Media Publishing (North Coast Citizen & Tillamook Headlight Herald) – Tillamook, OR

  • Covered local, regional, breaking news, investigative and feature stories on deadline
  • Shot and edited photos and videos to correspond with news and feature stories
  • Updated and maintained website and social media content using WordPress
  • Monitored social media for breaking news and story ideas
  • Assisted with newspaper layout, copy editing and training
  • Conducted internet and social media investigation and research

General Assignment Reporter
Feather Publishing – Quincy, CA

  • Reported local, regional, breaking news, investigative and feature stories on deadline
  • Scheduled, shot and edited photos and videos
  • Monitored social media for breaking news and story ideas
  • Conducted internet and social media investigation and research
  • Assisted with newspaper layout, copy editing and training news staff

Public Relations Specialist
Pima County Joint Technical Education District – Tucson, AZ

  • Media and public liaison to provide information, coordinate interviews, arrange press conferences, generate news coverage and manage crisis communication
  • Wrote press releases, articles, newsletters, website and social media content, fact sheets and talking points
  • Helped develop and maintain new website and public relations campaigns

Media Coordinator & Public Information Officer (PIO)
State of NM, Office of the Governor & Dept. of Health – Santa Fe, NM

  • Media Coordinator for Gov. Bill Richardson and NM Dept. of Health Public Information Officer
  • Wrote press releases, website content, speeches, talking points, articles, marketing material and fact sheets
  • Supervised statewide Dept. of Health PIOs

Assignment Desk Editor/Associate Producer
KOB-TV – Albuquerque, NM

  • Assigned stories to news crews for daily newscast
  • Coordinated satellite feeds
  • Researched, wrote and produced news stories

Regional News Producer
Network News Service – Chicago, IL

  • Gathered, edited and produced regional news stories for ABC, CBS and FOX networks

Radio Wire Desk Editor
United Press International Radio – Minneapolis, MN

  • Gathered, edited, reported  and produced regional news, features and sports for UPI regional desk
  • Assigned news stories
  • Maintained affiliate relations

Assignment Desk Editor/CNN Local Headline News Producer & Anchor
WWMT – TV Kalamazoo, MI

  • Assigned stories to news crews
  • Coordinated satellite feeds
  • Researched, wrote and produced news stories

General Assignment Reporter
The Grand Rapids Press – Grand Rapids, MI

  • Covered local, regional, breaking news, investigative and feature articles on deadline

FREELANCE WRITING/REPORTING AND PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Oregon Coast Today
  • Sacramento News & Review
  • Green Valley News
  • Sahuarita Sun
  • Posh Magazine
  • The Jewish Link
  • Holocaust & Intolerance Museum of New Mexico
  • Center for Social Innovation
  • The Onion
  • Wisconsin State Journal

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Student stringer for the Wisconsin State Journal
  • Post-Graduate Journalism Study Abroad BUNAC/UW-Madison
  • The Voice (British newspaper) Internship – London, England
  • Advanced Journalism Graduate Practicum Columbia College – Chicago, IL (GPA 4.0)
  • Voice Over Talent Certification Santa Fe Studios & Central New Mexico Community College
  • Accepted into the University of Oregon’s Multimedia Journalism Master’s Program starting in Fall 2018

SCHOLARSHIP

  • Politz Graduate Scholarship, University of Oregon Multimedia Journalism Master’s Program
  • Sally Levis Gerlinger Academic Scholarship, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma Academic Scholarship, University of Wisconsin – Madison