Writing & Voice Over Samples
Print Journalism & Personal Columns
My first love is discovering and telling stories, especially personal stories. Here you will find examples of print journalism including feature stories and coverage of businesses and local government. Readers and public officials often commented on the evenhandedness of the story coverage.
There are also samples of a weekly column that ran for five years in the Fenton Press, a suburban newspaper produced by The Flint Journal. Each week the column featured someone in the community, focusing on their life or experience. About every eight weeks the column included some personal experience. The column had a strong following. Years after it stopped running, people still say to me on a fairly regular basis, "I miss your column." I do too.
Radio Production, Reporting, and Hosting
Radio is my first love. It began with a radio news internship in conjunction with pursuing a master's degree in public policy. Later, I spent five years as a producer/reporter for a national radio program, Decision Today, produced by the Billy Graham Association, which provided opportunities to cover current events, musicians, personal stories, and more. That led to three years of producing and hosting the My Mom and Me show with my mom, including writing and producing the commercials. The program resonated strongly with women. In addition, I was a reporter and public affairs podcast producer for KLOVE Radio News, heard nationwide.
Media Appearances, Content Creation
My experience in radio, TV and print journalism has been an asset in the work I've done in the non-profit arena. Writing and delivering a winning video pitch for a national grant competition and developing the script for a video presentation of our work are two examples.
I have launched websites, e-newsletters, social media, and other communication efforts in my program and event management roles in addition to writing grants, solicitation and thank you letters and more.
Just a sample of my work. To see more or discuss possible work >>