Specializes in: General assignment, Breaking News, Business, Travel, Ethnic Issues
Based in St. Louis, I work as a journalist, consultant and content strategist and trainer. (See specialities below).
Most recently, I was a regional editor for Patch.com in the metro St. Louis area--leading a team of 13 journalists and supervising 12 community news and information websites.
I joined Patch.com after more than four years on the Radio-Television faculty at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Before that I was on the journalism faculty at Florida A&M University.
I have been working in journalism since 1991, when I was hired as the first news director at Great Belize Television.
"News 5" was the first independent television newscast to air in Belize. I took a two-year detour into public relations before heading for graduate school the mid-1990's.
My first job after grad school was as a newscast producer at WFMJ-TV, the NBC affiliate in Youngstown, Ohio. From there I went to WTAE-TV(ABC) in Pittsburgh, also as a newscast producer. I switched gears to special projects producing in Cleveland at WOIO-TV (CBS) and later WDIV-TV (NBC) in Detroit.
I am an active member of the Society of Professional Journalists, serving as national membership committee chair. I also am a long-time member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
Original reporting, research and writing across platforms
Contributor: opinion and blogging
Curation and aggregation
Finding sources and resources
Social media strategy and implementation
Finding top talent
TEACHING AND TRAINING
Writing and story forms
New storytelling tools
Social media and blogging
Last updated: 10/18/2016 ()