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EXPERIENCE

01/01/2013 TO PRESENT

WDEF NEWS 12 (CBS)

CHATTANOOGA, TN

REPORTER/HOST/ANCHOR

·        Report live at  6pm and 7pm weeknights on Shootings, Robberies, Fires, Health and Education

·        The only Irish reporter in American TV news and the first in the history of TN, AL, GA, NC

·        Host of Through Irish Eyes, a monthly cultural and lifestyle series focusing on Southern life.

·        Irish Eyes has received honours from AP, SPJ and The Daughters Of The American Revolution

·        Guest professor on “International Media” at the UT Chattanooga and Chattanooga State

10/1/2012 TO 12/3/2012

WKOP  (PBS)

KNOXVILLE, TN

PHOTOGRAPHER, EDITOR/PRODUCER

·        Shot regular education and lifestyle segments on crafts, charity groups and local markets

·        Edit on deadline 3-30 minute series and segment interviews

·        Associate Producer on game shows and school trivia series, “Scholars Bowl”

·        Graphics coordinator for prerecorded lifestyle television.

09/31/2008 TO 08/15/2012

101.3 FM Radio, 102.4  UK

IRELAND AND UK

RADIO ANCHOR

·        Anchor morning radio show and live cut-ins for Flirt FM 101.3 Ireland.

·        The three hour show included traffic and news segments and proved a ratings smash

EVENING RADIO ANCHOR

·        Responsible for co-producing, writing, and timing live two hour evening show.

·        Regular prize give aways and promotional events for RedRoad FM 102.4 FM in Sheffield.

·        Maintain and develop strong social and digital media presence

10/04/2010 TO 01/15/2014

Online and Web Journalist IRELAND AND UK

ONLINE EDITOR

·        UK Football Editor for international media news corporation Vavel.com of Madrid Spain.

·        Edit and coordinate team of 30 sports journalists from 6 nations.

ONLINE REPORTER

·        Contributor to Chesterfield Post and Chic Lifestyle in UK on travel and immigration issues

·        Huffington Post and Newcastle United soccer blogger on sports and culture.

·        Cultivated strong online following throughout Europe with Klout score of 78

EDUCATION

9/2008 TO 9/2012

UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND AND SHEFFIELD UNIVERSITY

IRELAND AND UK

B.A. ENGLISH, CLASSICAL HISTORY

·        English Literature and Classical History majors

·        Concentrations: Shakespeare, American Civil War Lit, Greek and Roman Mythology

H.DIP, GAELIC LANGUAGE, EDUCATION

·  Irish language education major

·  Class planning, History and Language writer.

M.A, BROADCAST JOURNALISM

·  NCTJ and BJTC focus on news writing, digital media, broadcast media at Sheffield University, UK

·  Media law certified, video content management and live reporter training

·  BBC Sheffield trainee and skilled in BBC news gathering, ENPS, EDIUS, Final Cut X/PRO

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