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New York Post and Page Six
Vice President, Head of Video, January 2016 – present
Reinvent the iconic media brand for the video age by overseeing cross-screen video strategy, development and production. Responsible for video strategy, creative output and execution. Built a 17-person team and massively grew video offerings across all video platforms. Analyzed video metrics and competitive landscape to optimize content and boost performance.
- Onsite views grew from less than 100,000/mo. to 20 million+/mo. Led development and strategy across social platforms. On YouTube, more than tripled subscriber base; watch time increased 10x; spun off Page Six into its own channel. On Facebook, received more than 1 billion Facebook views; more than 200 videos reached 1 million+ views; Extraordinary People Watch series has more than 800,000 fans. Launched video presence on Twitter and Instagram.
- Winner of 2016 Streamy Award for Best Online Documentary Series; nominated again 2018.
- Creative lead for video content as well as look and feel across all platform and distribution points.
- Help improve video efficiency by incorporating new technology tools and workflow such as Frame.io, Dropbox and Slack.
- Executed strategic partnerships to extend syndication and licensing of video content with external outlets.
- Devised branded video content initiatives and campaigns with AT&T, FX Networks, Mercedes, and Cadillac.
- Helped convert brand intellectual property and digital assets to TV: assisted with launch of Page Six TV in 2018, which runs in syndicated markets as well as Executive Producer of TLC reality series sMothered that premiered June 2019 and was spawned from a digital video.
Vice President, Original Digital Video, February 2014 – June 2015
Executive Producer, January 2011 – February 2014
Supervising Producer, August 2005 – December 2010
Senior News Producer, September 2003 – July 2005
Music News Editor, January 2002 – August 2003
Two-time Emmy winning producer and development executive.Part of core production and development team that helped VH1 rise to top 25 cable network. Specialty in documentaries, news and nonfiction series, reality, factuals, single-subject hours and news specials that illustrate engaging storytelling. Develops internal ideas from conception to air and ensures on budget, on time delivery. Manages celebrity talent for ongoing series. Serves as production liaison between network departments such as ad sales, legal, press, promotion, talent relations, digital and mobile to ensure every project maximizes its potential. Credits include more than 125 hours of multipart series content.
- Part of network’s 360 team to develop multiplatform, next generation social TV projects.
Developed, commissioned and acquired original documentaries for VH1’s signature Rock Docs franchise from conception to air. Provided notes on outlines, scripts, rough cuts until final delivery
Series credits: You’re Cut Off, Hogan Knows Best, Brooke Knows Best, Luke’s Parental Advisory, Famous Crime Scene, Dance Cam Slam, Secret Childhood, Inside/Out, Hollywood Secrets Revealed, Reality Secrets Revealed, VH1 News Reports, Driven.
- Also manages seven person team responsible for network’s daily music and celebrity news coverage which is distributed on TV, web, DTO, on-demand and mobile platforms.
- Helped turn news unit into profit center by creative partnerships with integrated marketing efforts which has resulted in more than $20 million to network’s bottom line in the past two years.
Senior Correspondent, May 2000 – October 2001
Covers emerging business, legal, technology and policy news about the music and television industry’s transformation in a digital world at Kurt Andersen-Michael Hirschorn-led media start-up. Articles appeared in both biweekly print magazine (Inside, Brill’s Content,) and daily web site. Since February 2001, acquired editing experience, brainstorming and commissioning pieces from freelancers.
U.S.News & World Report
Midwest Correspondent, June 1995 – April 2000
Sole reporter covering the 13 state Midwest region for weekly newsmagazine with a readership of 10 million. Special areas of coverage include state and local politics, public policy, economics, business, electronic commerce, telecommunications, new media and arts. As a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors, frequent lecturer at national conferences on how the Internet and computers aid reporting.
Reporter, November 1992 – June 1995
Researcher, July 1990 – November 1992
Editorial Intern/researcher, September 1989 – March 1990
Reported and wrote articles for business section and investigative unit. Business coverage included media and communications, computers and macroeconomics. Expertise in computer-assisted stories included examinations of public finance, bank and insurance regulation, municipal bond market, and telephone customer service. Helped compile quantitative analysis on large database projects, including America’s Best Colleges and reports on the economic health of the states.
Common Cause Magazine
Editorial Intern/researcher, September 1989 – March 1990<
Assisted senior staff writers with investigative articles pertaining to government ethics, campaign finance reform and influence-peddling for quarterly magazine.
- Streamy nomination, Best Documentary Series: Extraordinary People, 2018
- SeriesFest Honorable Mention, Best Unscripted Digital Series: Rainbow Ladies, 2018
- Streamy, Best Documentary Series: The Banker Suicides, 2016
- Emmy, News and Documentary division, Outstanding Arts and Cultural Programming for VH1 Rock Doc: Anvil! The Story of Anvil!, 2009
- Emmy nomination, News and Documentary division, Outstanding Arts and Cultural Programming for VH1 Rock Doc: NY77: The Coolest Year in Hell, 2007
- Emmy, News and Documentary division, Outstanding Arts and Cultural Programming for VH1 Rock Doc: DMC: My Adoption Journey, 2006
- Winner of Association of Cable Communicators Beacon Award for Programming/Single Program Cable Network for Tracking the Monster: Ashley Judd and India.Arie confront AIDS in Africa, 2006
- Telly Award for Documentary in Best Cable Programming for Tracking the Monster, 2006
- First Place Gold Camera Award for Documentary from the International Film and Video Association for Tracking the Monster, 2006
- Best Television program, New York AIDS Film Festival for Tracking the Monster, 2006
- Honorable Mention, Chris Award, from the Columbus Film Council for Terror in the Front Row, 2003
- APEX Award for Top Personality Profile (given by Communications Concepts, a publishing consulting firm), 2001
- Webby Award for Best Online News Site (shared), 2001
- Arthur F. Burns Fellowship to travel to Germany, July-September 1999
- National Press Foundation Fellowship to graduate school of banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, June 1995
- American University seminar on computer-assisted reporting, July 1993
- Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) fellowship at Tulane University to study NAFTA, February 1993
- Certificate from Wharton Seminar for Business Writers, November 1992
- CASE fellowship at University of Michigan to study presidential politics and polling, February 1992
- Honorable Mention, Benjamin Fine Award for education reporting, Spring 1991
- Rolling Stone, Fortune, Entertainment Weekly, New York, U.S.News & World Report, The New Republic, Washington Monthly, Inside.com and Inside Magazine, Blender, MSNBC.com, The Industry Standard.com, New York Daily News, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Michigan History Magazine, Common Cause Magazine, Prism, The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, SportsSense, Connecticut College Magazine, Washington City Paper.
- Author Docs That Rock, a blog dedicated to music documentaries, April 2008 – December 2011.
- Co-authored chapter in Merchants of Misery: How Corporate America Profits from Poverty, edited by Michael Hudson, Common Courage Press, 1996.
- Television reporting (off-camera) for PBS show “Washington Week in Review,” 1994-1995.
- Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, team taught “Research Methods for Journalists” class at the graduate program, Spring 1998. Frequent guest lecturer in computer-assisted reporting for graduate program. Provided introductory and intermediate instruction to students in Excel, Foxpro, research methods and statistics, 1996-1997.
- Association of Asian-American Journalists, 1997
national convention, guest lecturer for online newsgathering workshops.
- National Institute of Computer-Assisted Reporting,
1994-1995 national conventions, guest lecturer in business reporting and online
news resources at St. Louis and Providence conferences.
B.A. in Government, History Minor, Overall 3.6 GPA
Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude, Pi Sigma Alpha, Robert E. Lorish Prize for excellence in study of Government, Senior Achievement Award for outstanding service and leadership, Honors and Distinction in Major Field, Dean’s List every semester, financed 65% of education through scholarships, loans, and employment.
Center for International Journalism, one completed graduate school seminar
- Michael Hirschorn, CEO of Ish Entertainment, Inside.com Founder, Former Executive Vice President, Production & Programming at VH1
- Shelly Tatro, SVP of Development at A&E.
- Brad Abramson, Vice President, Production & Programming at A&E.
- David Grann, Staff Writer, The New Yorker
- James Impoco, former Editor in Chief of Newsweek, former Sunday Business Editor, The New York Times
- Scott Armstrong, co-author of the “The Brethren,” former investigative reporter at The Washington Post