Resume

Washington Correspondent

Las Vegas Sun

April 2014 – Present, Washington, DC

I am the one-woman Washington, DC, bureau for the award-winning Las Vegas Sun, where I cover the Nevada delegation and issues pertinent to Nevada with an eye on writing for the digital age.

National Politics Reporter and Producer

Digital First Media

August 2013 – April 2014, Washington, DC

Covered national politics and produce multimedia web content for the websites of Digital First Media’s 75 newspapers across America. In addition to writing short web analysis and aggregation pieces, I regularly reported on national policy issues such as immigration, gay rights and the federal budget.

Regular Radio Correspondent

Monocle24 Internet Radio station

August 2013 – Present Washington, DC

July 2011 – August 2013 Greater Boston Area

I regularly chat live with the hosts of Monocle Daily, a one-hour radio show in London covering global news and features, about goings-on in Washington, DC, both cultural and political. Before moving to DC I appeared live on the show to talk about Boston, including covering the Boston Marathon bombings. Monocle 24 radio station is a project with Monocle Magazine.

Web News Editor and Reporter

The Daily Item

November 2011 – August 2013 Lynn, Ma

I spearheaded web content for the daily newspaper covering the North Shore Boston Metro area since 1877. I coordinated multimedia, editorial coverage, breaking news, managed reporters and wrote stories of my own as the No. 2 manager in the newsroom.

Contributing News Reporter

The Christian Science Monitor

October 2011 – August 2013 Boston, Ma.

Reported on America’s history and future of energy efficiency for The Christian Science Monitor’s weekly magazine and covered the trial of a Massachusetts man charged with plotting to bomb the Capitol and Pentagon for csmonitor.com, the magazine’s daily national and international website.

Contributing Writer for Democracy Lab, a section on foreignpolicy.com

Foreign Policy Magazine

August 2012 – October 2012  Taipei, Taiwan

In August 2012, I traveled back to Taiwan for a week to speak at at an international conference and report for Foreign Policy’s Democracy Lab website, a project led by Foreign Policy Senior Editor Christian Caryl that focuses on emerging democracies. I examined Taiwan’s transitional justice process two decades after the country ended its martial law and became a democracy. My 1,500 word article is now used as a talking point in national conferences in Taiwan about human rights and culture.

2011-2012 Journalism Leadership Fellow

The Fund for American Studies

August 2011 – August 2012  Washington, D.C.

One of 20 fellows from The Fund For American Studies’ D.C. Political Journalism program awarded as a year-long enhancement of writing skills and networking with national reporters. Fellowship includes media conferences and web seminars on ethics, economic reporting and social media in journalism.

Special Taiwan Correspondent

The Washington Post

August 2010 – July 2011  Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Monitored and covered breaking news, politics, natural disasters and global trends coming out of Taiwan for the newspaper’s International section.

Interviewed high-level politicians and diplomats, including a one-hour exclusive with the president of Taiwan with The Washington Post’s China Bureau Chief, Keith Richburg.

Coordinated with the paper’s China and Japan bureaus to assist in regional breaking news coverage, such as Japan’s recent earthquake and nuclear fallout.

Wrote full-length travel stories from Taiwan for the paper’s Travel section.

Special Taiwan Correspondent, Regular Contributing Reporter

Monocle Magazine

August 2010 – July 2011  Kaohsiung, Taiwan and Boston, Ma.Wrote analytical columns and news briefs on Taiwan for the London-based monthly magazine, which covers news, culture and business across the globe.

Interviewed presidential candidates, covered Taiwan-European Union relations, reported on Taiwan’s 100th birthday and the effects of Voice of America cuts in Asia.

Helped organize, report and write a Taiwan travel guide for a special mini-magazine in Monocle’s March edition. Featured three pages of food, travel, hotels, life and business opportunities in Kaohsiung and around southern Taiwan.

Contributing Business and Culture Reporter

Taiwan Business Topics Magazine

August 2010 – July 2011   Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Covered and write travel and food features on Taiwan for the monthly independent news and business magazine of the American Chamber of Commerce. Recently reported on Taiwan’s deep sea fishing trade and growing culinary scene.

Staff Writer

The Gazette

May 2008 – August 2010 

Local news reporter in southern Montgomery County.

Broke and reported award-winning investigative, series and breaking news stories for the Montgomery County-based newspaper on a tight deadline in a competitive media market.

Published five business, politics, development and features stories a week and wrote regular monthly features for The Washington Post’s Local Living section.

Produced multi-media video, audio and photo packages for the internet edition

International Political Journalism intern–Capitol Hill reporter intern

The Fund for American Studies

2007 – 2008  Washington, D.C.

Study economics, business journalism and ethics at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., while interning as a reporter covering Capitol Hill for the print and broadcast bureaus of the Columbus Dispatch based in Columbus, Ohio.

Intern Radio Reporter

MasVoces.org

August 2007 – December 2007  Madrid, Spain

Covered protests, U.N. meetings and conducted man-on-the-street interviews in Spanish about immigration and Spanish-African relations for the online international radio station.

Participated in live Spanish-language radio shows with an independent Madrid radio station on controversial issues in Spain ranging from women’s rights to immigration.

Skills

Languages: Spanish–Advanced level of speaking, reading and writing. Mandarin, Chinese– beginning spoken conversational level.

Multimedia Production:  Can shoot film or audio and edit in Avid, Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere to make a professional TV or radio broadcast. Skilled at conducting radio, TV interviews.

Database & Interactive web reporting: Can use Access to run queries on data, Excel and Illustrator to make charts and Google Fusion technology to create interactive web maps.

Web Development: Basic HTML and CMS, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign skills.

Social Media: Skilled at using Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest to increase web audience and promote community engagement. I have doubled The Daily Item’s social media audience

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