Summary of Qualifications
Experienced and versatile journalist with a keen eye for trend and multi-media stories. 
Excellent at breaking news, enterprise and general assignment reporting. Gained international experience in Brazil as a United Nations/NABJ fellow in 2005. Gathers own video and audio footage to supplement articles online.

2006: Guest Lecturer, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
2005: NABJ/UN International Fellow at the Latin America and Caribbean Youth Leadership Summit in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
2004: Received Broward Management’s Excellent Work Award for covering the rise of Jamaican Americans in Broward County politics
2003: Secretary, South Florida Black Journalist Association
2000: IRE Computer-Assisted Reporting Boot Camp Minority Fellow

Work Experience
Oct. 2000 - present: The Miami Herald Miami, Florida
Reporter, Broward County newsroom
Responsible for government coverage in Southwestern Broward County. Reports breaking news, business and housing issues in South Florida, including the residential crisis after Hurricane Wilma.

Jan. 1999 - Oct. 2000: The News and Observer Raleigh, North Carolina.
Reporter, Chapel Hill bureau
Covered law enforcement and courts in Orange and Chatham counties. Wrote about courthouse trends, including the need for more Spanish-speaking interpreters for trials.
Assigned to team that covered Hurricane Floyd in Eastern North Carolina.

Summer 1998: The Miami Herald Miami, Florida
Intern, City Desk
Covered breaking news, business features and enterprise stories.

Graduate, Howard University Washington, D.C.
Major: News-Editorial Minor: Political Science