University of Kansas football beat writer/High school sports writer, Lawrence Journal-World, Lawrence, KS
July 2008 – June 2010

  • Report University of Kansas football, including game stories, enterprise projects, podcasts and regular blog updates, in a highly competitive market
  • Cover breaking news, including resignation of former head coach and subsequent search for replacement
  • Assist coverage of University of Kansas men’s basketball, women’s basketball, baseball and track and field, as well as high school sports

Sports reporter, Charlotte Sun-Herald, Port Charlotte, FL
September 2006 – July 2008

  • Report sports for seven area high schools, including game coverage, all-area team selections and weekly features, in a competitive local market
  • Produce regular enterprise stories on sports sub-cultures, including feature on skeet shooter, competitive horseshoe thrower and state pull-ups champion

Writing Fellow, Poynter Institute, St, Petersburg, FL
June – July 2006

  • One of 16 college students selected nationally for institute’s intensive six-week writing fellowship
  • Cover geographic beat and teamed with photographer and designer to produce enterprise and multimedia projects while attending daily lectures given by resident faculty and industry professionals

Sports reporter, Columbia Missourian, Columbia, MO
August 2004 – June 2006

  • Report University of Missouri football, including previews, weekly features and all game coverage

University of Missouri, Bachelor of Journalism
Sequence: News editorial (sports emphasis)
Graduation: May 2006


  • March 2010, First place in Associated Press Sports Editors’ “Breaking News” category
  • March 2010, Second place in “Sports Writing” category and third place in “Sports Feature Writing” category of Kansas Press Association awards
  • April 2008, Named Poynter Institute’s McKenzie Cup award-winner, national honor given annually to a promising young sports journalist
  • June 2007, First place in Florida Society of Newspaper Editors’ “Sports Writing” category
  • May 2007, Third place in Sunshine State Awards’ “Non-deadline Sports Reporting” category
  • September 2006, First place in Missouri Press Association’s “Best Sports Feature” category
  • April 2006, Finalist in two categories (“Sportswriting” and “Personality/Profile Writing”) of the Hearst Writing Awards, prestigious national writing competition for college journalists