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Work Experience

The West Orange Times and Windermere Observer

Staff Writer
September 2015-Present

  • Report arts, feature, news and sports stories
  • Shoot photographs
  • Manage social media and

Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Reporting intern
May-July 2015

  • Report business and feature stories
  • Shoot and edit video and photographs
  • Write for an online-based site,

B2 Communications

Public Relations intern
May-August 2014

  • Write newsletters and media alerts
  • Manage social media accounts
  • Track news coverage for clients

USF St. Petersburg Crow’s Nest Newspaper

May 2014-April 2015

  • Edit and write news stories
  • Coach staff on stories
  • Oversee production

Assistant News Editor
May 2013-May 2014

  • Write news stories
  • Assist News Editor in planning and editing

January-April 2013

  • Write life and news stories


University of South Florida St. Petersburg
May 2015
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Media Studies
Minor in English Writing Studies
Honors Program
GPA 4.0

Indian Rocks Christian School
May 2012
GPA 4.2

Related Coursework

Research Methods in Mass Communication

      • Learned basics of research for news writing, using tools such as Lexis Nexis

Communication Law

      • Studied copyright, defamation and the risks of using anonymous sources in news writing

Neighborhood News Bureau

      • Wrote several stories covering the Midtown area of St. Petersburg, including one that ran in the Tampa Bay Times
      • Shadowed the Tampa Bay Times City Hall reporter

News Editing

      • Gained a strong knowledge of AP style
      • Discussed difficult editorial decisions

Photojournalism I and II

      • Used principles such as rule of thirds and golden rule
      • Gained basic knowledge of Photoshop
      • Learned how to use ISO, f-stop and shutter speed to make best photography decisions


Outstanding Graduate Award
Awarded to one graduate at USF St. Petersburg each semester. I was nominated by the journalism department and selected as the winner by the university, 2015

King O’Neal Award
Awarded for graduating with a 4.0 GPA, 2015

USF Directors Award
Annual award, 2012-2015

USFSP Chancellor’s List
Awarded each year I earned a 4.0 GPA, 2013-2014

USFSP Arts and Sciences Dean’s List
Awarded each semester I earned a GPA above 3.5, 2013-2014


Please contact me at to receive contact information for my references.

Robert Hooker
Adjunct Professor, USF St. Petersburg
Former Deputy Managing Editor, Tampa Bay Times

Kyle Parks
Principal, B2 Communications
Former reporter and editor, Tampa Bay Times

Scott Carroll
Special Projects Editor, Sarasota Herald-Tribune