Versatile, innovative and highly reliable Multimedia Journalist offers over 20 years of diverse experience across newspaper, magazine, television/radio broadcast, and online journalism environments. Delivers solid portfolio of features and stories covering entertainment, sports, travel, and high-profile national events. Takes great pride in consistently innovating and pushing the boundaries of traditional journalism, converging various media to weave dynamic and engaging narratives. Energetic and affable visionary brings proven success creating, producing and hosting Canadian television. An incomparable networker that is able to successfully leverage personal relationships to connect with the newsmakers of the day.
CTV News Channel | Toronto, ON | 2016 - Present
Exhibits 95% chasing success rate by playing a paramount role in finding, securing, and booking guests for CTV News Channel. A chase producer that is able to leverage an extensive personal resource base with a rich social media following to connect with intriguing guests and subject matter experts while operating in an extremely time-sensitive and deadline-driven environment.
Chief Content Officer/Entertainment Editor
Inside Pulse | New York, NY | 2004 - Present
Approached by the site creator to take on a leadership role, both creatively and as a manager, with this independent entertainment website covering music, movies, television, sports, comics, gaming, and wrestling news.
Freelance Story Producer
Canada AM | Toronto, ON | 2015-2016
Contributed to this top-rated national morning news program by preparing end-to-end news, lifestyle, cooking, entertainment, and music stories. Produced segments by selecting appropriate VTR elements, writing intros and extras, and setting up each story within the daily iNEWS line-up.
Reality Obsessed | Toronto, ON | 2007-2011
Fused passion for reality TV with sound television production prowess to co-create Reality Obsessed, a Gemini-award winning documentary series capturing my own successful foray in the realm of reality TV. The show aired for three seasons on both TVTropolis and the Global Reality Channel.
Global Reality Channel | Z103.5 FM | 570 News AM | Virgin Radio 99.9 FM | Toronto, ON | 2005-2011
Retained by the above stations as the on-air Reality Expert, provided weekly insight, commentary and spoilers about the hottest reality shows, in both live and pre-taped segments. This exposure led to a stint on the Global Reality Channel as the Resident Reality Expert across the channel’s various media platforms.
Entertainment Tonight Canada | Toronto, ON | 2006
Joined ET Canada as an intern, working under the Supervising Producer and putting a Canadian spin on day-of stories before being promoted to freelance segment producer.
Weekendtrips.com | Toronto, ON | November 2012-2014
Initially applied for the role of copywriter in different branch of the company and was hired on as editor to galvanize a more editorial focus for this travel site. Sourced a team of local writers across the scope of coverage (Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Washington, and Toronto) to strengthen content authenticity.
TOROMagazine.com | Toronto, ON | 2011-2012
Leveraged multimedia prowess to produce entertainment-related stories with strong Canadian content for this online magazine, successfully delivering both video and feature writing pieces targeted towards the site’s 18-34 male demographic.
Freelance Writer/ Entertainment Blogger
Brought on board as a columnist and op-ed writer, producing 2-3 pieces per week on trends in television for TVGuide’s Reality TV and News section and CTV’s entertainment portal. Additionally, wrote pieces to build up interest in various new programs.
Early professional experience includes positions as a writer for ScoopsWrestling.com and The Sports Network.
National Post | Toronto, ON | 2008-2009
Wrote weekly “What to Watch” column, providing National Post readers with commentary on diverse television offerings.
Toronto Sun | Toronto, ON | 2005
Achieved unprecedented success as an Entertainment Reporter with this Toronto-based newspaper by scoring the front-page story on the first week of the job.
East Toronto Observer | Toronto, ON | 2004 - 2005
Cultivated newsroom experience while working as a reporter for this Centennial College-run paper, writing consistent, front-page quality work on issues that matter to a local East Toronto audience.
Honours Diploma in Journalism
Earned toP mark in the program
Centennial College | Toronto, ON | 2006
Honours Bachelor of Arts in English & Political Science
University of Toronto | Toronto, ON | 2003
CHASE & SEGMENT PRODUCING
TELEVISION PACKAGE PREPARATION
COPYEDITING & PROOFREADING
NEWS & FEATURE WRITING
SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORKING
Special Achievement in Reality Reporting 2011
Alumnus of Distinction, 2008