I am currently the Senior Editor at the NBC affiliate in Tulsa, OK and have over 15 years of experience in the world of Broadcast Television.
From field operations to master control, I've had my hands in every aspect of the process at some point.
I have lived in Oklahoma my entire life and like to consider myself a 'Jack of all Trades' in that I know a little bit about many many topics. I own awesome old cars, fly planes, shoot guns, love to go fishing and I'm ready for the Zombie apocalypse..I'm part terminator, eternally 25, I've won a couple of Emmy Awards, and where I grew up we rode in trucks.
Studied more modern television production from floor crew and field production to directing and producing of shows in studio. Assisted in launching a radio broadcasting program that included pre-programming 5 hour shows complete with voice tracks, commercials and id tags.
Studied music education and went through early levels of student teaching before being lured away to the broadcasting world. After switching majors to broadcast journalism, I went on to get employment at KWEM-Tv in Stillwater. At the time the Paul Miller School of Journalism was very print focused, even through the broadcast departments. Technology was dated and in the mid 2000s I was taught how to cut and assemble tape as well as early non-linear systems in a field that was rapidly advancing.
Completed the Cisco CCNA & CompTIA A+ & Security+ programs in place at the time.
I was elected to the Heartland Chapter BOG in Oct. 2019 by popular vote of the active membership. In this role I help guide the chapter through various decisions related to the Emmy Awards and various outreach programs. Im actively assisting in the voting and judging process for other chapters as needed. It's an honor to have been selected by my peers to this position.
I am the Senior Editor, and head of editing at KJRH. Originally hired as part of the morning and midday news teams, I've been in Primetime since 2013. I assist all photographers, reporters and other editors at 2News with their day to day edits. My favorite part of the job is seeing young editors who have picked up what I know find new and better ways and start branching out on their own. I am what they grow beyond.
At KWEM I started off shooting 7th grade football games. Over the short time I was there I moved up through the ranks to Chief photographer. The station was very small and my duties included operating master control, directing live programing and sports rebroadcasts, editing recorded sports shows and special programs, commercial production and supervising the quality of production from other employees on recorded programming. At the time we were primarily using Media100 for Non-Linear editing and in the field we had a linear tape based editing system. I also acted as webmaster between 2008-2009.
Originally started just covering for a friend, but this is where I fell in love with broadcasting. I got my own 2 hour show on Friday nights where i was able to play crazy obscure college radio station music to my hearts content. From 8track carts and records to cds, mini-discs, and mp3 files I had the full library at my disposal to enjoy. It may have just been student radio, but man was it a blast.