Pennsylvania Ave. Kansas City, MO.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Awardwinning journalist with a Master of Science degree and more than years experience as a
broadcast and print news journalist.
Master of Science degree in Journalism, University of Kansas, May
Radio News Producer and Reporter
o As producer of a current affairs show, was entirely responsible for content and
output to an estimated , listeners.
o Edited audio packages from the BBC’s World Service and reports by national and
locallybased reporters, set up live or prerecorded interviews with newsmakers,
wrote and reworked introductions to segments, did outros, prepped presenters on
content and did a live sports roundup.
o Worked as a correspondent for German broadcaster Deutsche Welle and staffed a
twoperson news bureau covering civil conflict in South Africa’s troubled townships
under apartheid as well as working with other reporters in a newsroom.
o Have done live crossings for news bulletins and current affairs shows as well as
audio packages for morning and afternoon news programs. Versatile at covering
politics, crime, court, business, labor and other general news topics.
o Won South Africa’s premier award for excellence in journalism, the Vodacom
Journalist of the Year awards for an audio feature that explored the conflict between
wildlife authorities and poor communities over the harvesting of endangered natural
resources for traditional medicine. Was also honored by the Kansas Association of
Broadcasters for providing the best graduate radio documentary for a series of stories
depicting political instability in Pakistan.
o In addition to other awards, won two media fellowships, the Ford Foundation
International Fellowship Program making it possible to complete a postgraduate
degree in journalism at the University of Kansas.
o Experience editing on Dalet, Audio Edition and on Apple’s GarageBand.
Columnist and blogger, Kansas City Star, Present.
Acting Assignment’s Editor, Television News, South African Broadcasting Corporation,
Television News Journalist and Radio News Producer, South African Broadcasting Corporation,
Deutsche Welle correspondent, .
Radio News Bureau Reporter, South African Broadcasting Corp, .
Municipal News Reporter, The Natal Witness, .
General News Reporter, The Leader, .
General News Reporter, The Daily Dispatch,