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ABC 7 Chicago (WLS-TV) | Sports Intern                                   Chicago | May – August 2016

  • Logged baseball, hockey, soccer, and other sporting events on an AP EMPS system
  • Worked with reporters in the field covering Chicago Cubs, White Sox and Blackhawks
  • Assisted with camera ops for location coverage of sporting events

Spotlight Media | Sports Production Intern                   Lansing, Michigan | 2017 – present

  • Assisted in production and directing of “The Drive with Jack Ebling” daily radio show and “Press Pass” weekly television show
  • Assisted in talent and guest acquisition for both shows
  • Graphics producer and floor director for “Press Pass”
  • worked and directed board operations in both studio and live recordings for “The Drive with Jack Ebling

Big Ten Network Student U | On-air Talent                                           MSU | 2013 – present

  • Play-by-play, color commentator, and sideline announcer for Michigan State University hockey, baseball, softball and soccer
  • Operate audio and coordinate with the main board ops at the Chicago headquarters
  • Handle camera operations as necessary

 Impact 89 FM | Show host/hockey reporter                      MSU | September 2013 – present

  • Host hockey podcast “Behind the Mask” and grew it from a neglected podcast to an award-winning podcast
  • Received first place in “College Radio Talkshow” category in 2017 MAB Awards
  • As hockey beat reporter, responsible for three to five stories per week, including news, game stories and audio/video elements
  • Live tweet games and create relevant social media content, including audio and video

 OPRF LAX with Jason Ruff | Broadcaster                             Oak Park, Illinois | 2011 – 2013

  • Started online broadcast that covered varsity lacrosse at my high school
  • Broadcast every home game
  • Interviewed coach and players before and after the game


  • Audio recording and editing | iPhone, iRig Pro, Hindenburg, Audacity
  • Video shooting and editing | iMovie, Final Cut Pro, lav, stick and boom microphones
  • Graphics | Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign
  • Student escort | “Sparty” Michigan State University Mascot Program, 2013 – 2015


  • Michigan Association of Broadcasters | 2nd Place & Honorable Mention “Sports Announcing Team” 2017
  • Student Member | American Sportscasters Association
  • Member | Phi Alpha Theta (national honor society for history students)
  • Dean’s List | 2013, 2014, 2015

Michigan State University
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism | Sports and Broadcast concentrations

Class of 2017

Bachelor of the Arts in History

Expected graduation: 2018