After working for 20 years in television news, I began a new chapter in my life in 2015. I earned a PhD in Media Research and Practice (Journalism track) at the University of Colorado Boulder in May of 2019. I am currently a tenure-track assistant professor of journalism at Cal State Fullerton. I also have a Masters degree in Professional Writing from Chatham University and a B.A. in Communication from Pepperdine University.
I worked as a sports anchor/reporter and senior news reporter for FOX 10 KSAZ-TV in Phoenix, Arizona from 1999-2015. Prior to working in Arizona, I was a sports anchor/reporter for KEZI-TV ABC 9 in Eugene, Oregon for three years. I also hosted a national outdoor series on the Outdoor Life Network, called Great Hikes and worked as a marketing assistant at the L.A. Clippers.
I have taught at all undergraduate levels, including the Capstone broadcast journalism class, COMM 472 - TV News Production (OC News), a live newscast produced by students.
At CSUF I've also taught the following skills courses:
COMM 325 - Multimedia Journalism
COMM 336 - Sports Broadcast Journalism
COMM 202 - Digital Reporting and Production
At University of Colorado, I taught:
JRNL 463 - News Team, a twice a week live newscast
JRNL 3804 - Sports, Media and Society
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