Since earning a master’s degree in journalism from Boston University in 2008, I have worked as a multimedia journalist who specializes in human-interest articles and video features. One of my first on-camera opportunities included interviewing someone in a hot air balloon that soared 4,000 feat in the air, a mighty task for a girl with a serious fear of heights! Always a personable professional, I kept my smile together when the cameras were rolling but didn’t waist a moment to crouch my way down into the basket off-camera, whispering to myself, “There’s no place like home …” I made it safely to the ground, and ever since then, I have been chasing dreams, finish lines and happiness – because leading a balanced life is what any journey is all about. Just don’t ask me to climb a ladder or a tree anytime soon.
Notable multimedia projects include: Division I sports features and web programming, a local RI high school sports show, a behind the scenes program on the Red Sox farm system, an Emmy-winning special that covered the RI National Guard Open House and Air Show and a national travel program that featured the best businesses in the Northeast. I beat out over 22,000 national applicants in the 2012 MLB Fan Cave Contest to become a top 50, then top 30 finalist. I hosted a comedic web series that shared the top four stories in football on footballnation.com, and also co-hosted a web series that showcased the rebuilding efforts in the NY/NJ area after Hurricane Sandy.
My resume includes: The Patriot League Network, Campus Insiders, MSNBC, New England Cable News (NECN), WCBV-TV, New England Sports Network (NESN), Inside Edition, Late Nite with Conan O’Brien, VJIAM-TV, Football nation, TruMedia Networks, The MLB Fan Cave, Cox Sports New England, NBC10 WJAR, BBN3, Comcast SportsNet, CN8 The Comcast Network, Neighborhood Network News (NNN), Red Line Studios, Boston University Television (BUTV), Rutgers University Television (RUTV).
I have interviewed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, actress Karen Allen, comedian Paul “Fitzy” Fitzgerald, ESPN analyst Aaron Boone, NJ Devils’ GM Lou Lamoriello, former PawSox manager Torey Lovullo and other members of the Red Sox organization including Jacoby Ellsbury, Lars Anderson and Ryan Kalish.
When I am not working on books, I am a freelance journalist who specializes in human-interest, heartfelt articles. I began my multimedia career producing and writing stories that featured high school and Division I athletes off the field and outside of the game.
I have produced and edited many human-interest video features as a reporter/producer for “Varsity Life,” a high school sports show that aired on NBC10 in Providence, Rhode Island, as well as “Talkin’ PawSox,” a news magazine highlighting the Red Sox farm system, and most recently, as the original host and first on-air correspondent for the Patriot League Network.
I have always had a passion for producing and consuming multimedia content that is uplifting, inspiring and helpful. I find great value in sharing local stories about real people in the community. In fact, creating content that focuses on good news has been my goal since I began pursuing a career in journalism.
I was the type of student who loved school. I loved being on a college campus, meeting new people and having intellectual and philosophical conversations with others. I enjoyed being in the classroom, challenging myself and learning new things. These qualities are what led me to pursue a career in storytelling.