Professional Summary

Highly accomplished journalist with 20+ years of experience transitioning to a dynamic digital storyteller. Adept at crafting compelling narratives across diverse platforms, now eager to leverage innovative technologies and multimedia formats to captivate audiences worldwide. Passionate about inspiring change through impactful storytelling.


  • Editorial Oversight 
  • Relationship Building 
  • Thought Leadership 
  • Judgement and Decision Making 
  • Strategic Planning 
  • Project Management 
  • Audience Engagement
  • Public Speaking


Deputy Managing Editor, CNN Investigates – Atlanta, GA


  • Increased investigative team’s digital traffic by more than 50% in first 12 months.
  • Assign in-depth investigative enterprise stories across CNN’s digital and broadcast platforms.
  • Evaluate pitches for quality of concept, budget, and audience impact. 
  • Coach journalists seeking growth opportunities in investigative reporting. 
  • Build productive relationships with writers, programmers, designers, and other professionals to successfully produce digital enterprise and boost user experience. 
  • Organize and launch rapid response to major breaking news using investigative team’s reporters and resources.


Executive Editor, CNN, The Row – Atlanta, GA

08/2017 to 12/2019

  • Managed team of 12 editors and researchers responsible for CNN’s global editorial oversight operation.
  • Guided and motivated staff to achieve demanding targets under tight deadlines. 
  • Championed network-wide effort to streamline vetting processes across broadcast and digital platforms.
  • Part of a select team of editorial managers delivering around-the-clock network guidance on highly sensitive, high-risk stories. 
  • Developed mission statements and training materials for CNN’s editorial oversight and standards teams. 


Editor, CNN, The Row – Atlanta, GA

 10/2013 to 08/2017 

  • Determined readiness of written pieces, revised, and approved final versions for publication across all CNN’s global broadcast and digital platforms. 
  • Communicated directly with reporters to assess stories and improve quality of work.
  • Ensured stories met high standards of storytelling, clarity, accuracy, quality, fairness and balance, while avoiding libel, defamation, and use infringement. 
  • Demonstrated broad world view, exceptional news judgment, writing, editing and diplomatic skills, as well as thorough understanding of journalism ethics, libel and fair use law.


Supervising News Editor, CNN Digital – Atlanta, GA

02/2008 to 10/2013 

  • Supervised CNN daily wire report by assigning network priorities to a team of eight to 10 writers and editors stationed in the United States and abroad. 
  • Prioritized spot and enterprise news coverage against limited resources in a high-pressure environment, without compromising editorial needs or quality. 
  • Oversaw breaking news coverage through Now Desk; responsible for frontline accuracy and urgency.
  • Compiled performance data from across all shifts used in top-level strategic planning. 


Correspondent, Associated Press – Pikeville, KY

04/2006 to 02/2008 

  • Responsible for national breaking and enterprise news coverage over 38 counties.
  • Covered a broad range of stories for a national audience, including health care, coal mining, new energy technologies, poverty, crime, and environmental research. 
  • Fostered relationships with AP’s print and broadcast members. 


News Reporter, Associated Press – Atlanta, GA & Montgomery, AL

01/2003 to 04/2006 

  • Established criminal justice beat and cultivated sources to write enterprise and breaking news stories on prison overcrowding crisis, major capital crimes and other issues in Alabama and Georgia.
  • Stories consistently picked up by national and regional wires. 
  • Handled broadcast, night and day desks; organized news reports and edited copy. 



2022 Headliner Award, First Place: Online video 3 to 10 minutes, “How marginalized communities in the South are paying for ‘green energy’ in Europe.” 

2022 Headliner Award, First Place: Digital presentation of a single news topic, “Assault on Democracy: Paths to Insurrection.” 

2022 Deadline Club Award: Multimedia, Interactive Graphics, and Animation, “Assault on Democracy: Paths to Insurrection.” 

2022 Radio & Television Correspondents David Bloom Award: “Assault on Democracy: Paths to Insurrection.” 

2022 News & Documentaries Emmy Nominee: Outstanding Interactive Media, “Assault on Democracy: Paths to Insurrection.”


University of Georgia MA, Emerging Media, New Media Institute: Expected May 2025

University of Georgia ABJ, Journalism and Mass Communication: 2002


  • Georgia First Amendment Foundation, board member 
  • The Red & Black Board of Directors, board member