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2016-08              Author – Book, “Top Dog”, Publisher – Mascot Books

2017-03              Children’s Inspirational Sports Books


2016-08              Radio Personality, Radio WDBX (91.1FM) Carbondale, Community Radio

2017-05              On-air personality for Southern Illinois Premier Music Radio Station.   Made in person

appearances, conducted studio and telephone interviews with guest and listeners.  Planned and staged community events, including hosting and assisting at charity functions.  Served as communications liaison between production personnel and executives.


2016-03              Associate Sports Coordinator, WSIL-TV Channel 3

2018-05              Designed and applied graphical content for news and sports shows worked independently on special assignments for “Straight to the Pointe”, River Region.  Assisted content and coordinated complete graphical coverage during breaking news with immediacy and accuracy, interfaced daily with talent, producers and coordinating producers to help create content  Trained and mentored Associate Editorial Graphics Producers.


2015-08              Editor, WSIL-TV Channel 3

2016-05              Served as lead talent writer and editor of stories programming.  Produced and designed sport

stories for River Region and 91.1FM Radio Station.  Actively worked with producers and reporters to shape content.  Worked with directors and Creative Service Departments to design original graphical content.


2014-08              Online Sports Editor, Radio WDBX (91.1) Carbondale Community Radio

2016-11              Created and managed design of online sports section, wrote original editorial features for cross-platform use, designed topics in which engaged community and local sports fans.  Wrote breaking news stories about college/semi-pro athletes, Skype interviews with athletes Television Experience.


2012-12              Producer, “Sports Straight to The Pointe Show”, SIU River Region Television

2018-05              Develops and produces specialized show segments and creates original show ideas, assist producer with content development and show rundown structure.  Appear on-air in sport show opens, promos and teases.  Works closely with talent department to coordinate show guests. Trains and develops content associates in graphic development and style presentation.



2018-05              MASTERS in Kinesiology, with a concentration in Sports Studies.

Southern Illinois University


2015-05              BA in Mass Communication, with a concentration in Radio, Television &

Digital Media and a Minor in Psychology.

Southern Illinois University



·        Member of Southern Illinois University Black Journalist NABJ

·        Member of the Black Journalist Association

·        Member of Alpha Psi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.



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Southern Illinois University

08/2015 to 05/2018 MA in Kinesiology, with a concentration in Sports Studies.

Southern Illinois University

08/2011 to 05/2015 BA in Mass Communication, with a concentration in Radio, Television & Digital Media and a Minor in Psychology