Broadcast journalist
  • Wolfeboro, NH
  • March 22, 2017

Radio is all about connecting with every listener. With a keen interest in news - from community, hyper-local, regional, station, national and world - details and getting stories right are paramount.

Clear, concise news writing and ability to interview any newsmaker by phone or in person results in a clear and objective interpretation on the facts.

Connecting with listeners through all digital platforms makes news a 24/7 proposition today - which is yet another skill that has been honed and crafted through the years.

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Education

Bachelor of Arts @ Temple University
Sep 1976 — May 1980
Bachelor of Arts,Journalism

Experience

News anchor reporter - instructor @ Various
Sep 1986 — Dec 2015
‘Green’ Reports’ – KYW Newsradio

Freelance (telecommute) January 2012-2015

Research, write, edit and produce short ‘green’ tips monthly and as requested.

WHYY Morning Edition, Philadelphia, PA, Senior Producer and Host January 2001-January 2009

Wrote, edited, produced and broadcast five to eight morning newscasts daily;
Researched and schedule newsmakers for live and recorded interview segments including senators, mayors, multi-national corporation CEOs, non-profit and cultural executives, authors and celebrities.
Recorded, produced, edited newsmaker interviews
Developed business and news stories for use in segments and newscasts;
Mentored and coached reporters
Wrote and produced podcasts and blog commentaries for WHYY.org.
Represented WHYY at events and acted as a spokesperson
Measured results: Over eight years local segments of Morning Edition experienced weekly ratings increase from 140,000 listeners to 850,000 listeners.
Received numerous awards and honors from: Associated Press; Society of Professional Journalists; Public Radio News Director Industries (PRNDI); March of Dimes Achievement in Radio.

KYW Newsradio, Philadelphia, PA, Reporter-Anchor October 1986-December 2000

for the perennial leader in Philadelphia radio. General assignment reporter covering stories ranging from crime and trials to family and political issues. Wrote, produced and broadcast stories and local newscasts. Interviewed hundreds of newsmakers. Enterprise stories included: investigation into lead poisoning among children in the Delaware Valley; Philadelphia Department of Recreation vandalism costs; expansion of Philadelphia recycling programs and several Regional Affairs Council series' investigating the problem of illiteracy; insurance fraud and balancing work and family. Provided nine months of special coverage on Philadelphia business and political leaders hosting the Republican National Convention, 2000.

KYW-TV, Channel 3 News, Philadelphia, PA, Field producer and writer October 1986-December 1988

General assignment reporting involving investigating news stories, writing copy and supervising video editing for packages used in the 6 pm and 11 pm news broadcasts.

Earlier professional broadcast experience 1977-1986:

News gathering under minute-by-minute deadlines; audio editing and producing; interviewing newsmakers; working as a team member by fact-checking and researching news stories for broadcast; writing, editing and broadcast local newscasts.

WMGK-FM, Philadelphia; WPVI-TV, 6ABC Action News, Philadelphia; WHUM-AM, Reading, PA, WILM-AM, Wilmington, DE; WIP-AM, Philadelphia, WBUX-AM, Doylestown, PA.

Additional professional experience:

Lecturer, Rutgers-Camden University School of Business August 2009-present

Business communications lecturer for fall and spring semesters

Adjunct Instructor, Temple University, School of Communications/Journalism Fall 2004

Developed syllabus and taught Broadcast News Writing to upper level undergraduate students.

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