RESUME


JOB EXPERIENCE

-KCET, Burbank, CA
Assistant Producer, May 2013 – Present
Assistant web producer and food columnist. In charge of homepage content, show pages, managing social media accounts and the occasional news story. Behind the weekly column, “Have You Eaten?

-FREELANCE WRITER, Los Angeles, CA
Writer, September 2011-Present
Freelance food and travel writer. Bylines include LA Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, Serious Eats, CNN Travel, Food Network’s CityEats, BBC, NYTimes, Village Voice, CBS Los Angeles, Pasadena Weekly, Time Out Los Angeles and USA Today. Expert scout for CitySearch. Focus on Chinese/Taiwanese culture and food scene. Large rolodex of both New York and Los Angeles restaurant contacts. Featured on the Travel Channel (Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre Foods), Yahoo News, Huffington Post, CBS Los Angeles and LA 18.

-VILLAGE VOICE, New York, NY
Food writer, April 2012-December 2012
Regular food writer for Village Voice’s blog Fork in The Road. Penned a minimum of five blog posts a day. Kept updated with the NYC restaurant industry and maintain relationships with food PR firms.

-USA TODAY
Collegiate Correspondent, January 2012- May 2012
Newswriter for USA Today College section. Wrote articles weekly pertaining to college culture and news. Chosen out of a pool of 1,000+ applicants for the semester-long job. Met with USA Today marketing team to discuss strategies, phoned in on weekly conference calls, turned over a fully sourced article per week. 

-SCRIPPS NETWORKS, New York, NY
CityEats Editorial Intern, January 2012- May 2012
Editorial intern for website CityEats, in partnership with the Food Network. Managed CMS system, work on social media updates, researched restaurant news, tagged photographs, produced weekly blog segment, copyedited site content and blogs. 

-NBCUNIVERSAL, Burbank, CA
Peacock Productions Intern, May 2011-August 2011
Casted for reality television and docudramas. Pitched and developed original concepts. Created research notes for development team. Provided production assistance on shoots. Logged footage and wrote show concept pitches. 

-CBS2/KCAL9, Studio City, CA
News Intern, June 2011-August 2011
Contributed article and slideshow content to website. Wrote both wire and feature pieces. Wrote for on-air hits, cut video. Accompanied reporters on shoots. Worked assignment desk by calling police bureaus throughout Los Angeles. Shadowed producers.

-FOX NEWS CHANNEL, New York, NY
Fox and Friends Intern, January 2011-May 2011
Read sports headlines live on 5/5/11 morning episode. Awarded “Intern of the Week.” Booked guests and arrange travel. Pitched stories for air. Distributed rundown and headlines. Greeted guests and worked the greenroom. Compiled research packages. Conducted pre-interviews with guests. Shot, edited, wrote stories for intern website.

-NY1 NEWS, New York, NY
NY1 For You Intern, January 2011-May 2011
Producer intern for investigative unit at NY1 News. Accompanied producer and reporter on shoots. Wrote and conducted on-air interviews. Wrote teases and ledes for air. Logged interviews. Maintained video database. Screened phone calls for stories. Booked shoots and coordinated schedules. Spearheaded intern group project.

-FOX NEWS CHANNEL, New York, NY
Cost of Freedom Intern, September 2010-December 2010
Wrote website recaps. Helped create graphics and other production elements. Greeted guests. Organized ratings. Compiled research packages.

-LA WEEKLY (VILLAGE VOICE MEDIA), Culver City, CA
Editorial Intern, June 2010-August 2010
Published and wrote daily news blog posts. Compiled research for reporters. Co-wrote investigative article about marijuana dispensaries. Conducted exclusive investigative work on Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Covered an arraignment trial.

-KTLA MORNING NEWS, Los Angeles, CA
AM Scripts Intern, May 2010- August 2010
In charge of script and rundown distribution. Updated video libraries and database. Logged tapes and delivered tapes to editing for playback on the air. Compiled daily FCC reports.

-MANHATTAN BOROUGH PRESIDENT’S OFFICE, New York, NY
Communications Intern, January 2010-May 2010
Composed daily blog posts for Scott Stringer. Attended press conferences. Maintained newspaper portfolio for the office. Conducted research for policy reports.

-WOR710 RADIO, New York, NY
Production Intern for the John Gambling Show, September 2009-January 2010
Facilitated the online chat room as host and blogged entries relevant to the show. Transcribed shows. Pitched news stories.

-KAC MEDIA, Los Angeles, CA
Editorial Intern, 2009
Wrote articles, anchored news spot, assisted producers and editors.

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

-WASHINGTON SQUARE NEWS, New York, NY
Senior Editor, January 2011-May 2011
Produced video content. Assisting the managing team and news desks with stories.

-WASHINGTON SQUARE NEWS, New York, NY
City/State Editor, September 2009-December 2010
Assigned and copyedited articles for daily publication; pitched story ideas and managed over 50 writers. Oversaw desk meetings, attended daily budget meetings, blogged breaking news and wrote headlines. Articles featured on The Huffington Post. Previously served as deputy city/state editor and staff writer.

MISCELLANEOUS

-Conversationally fluent in Mandarin Chinese. Advanced writing and reading Chinese skills.
-Familiar with HTML, Adobe Photoshop, inDesign, ENPS, iNews, inCopy, Dalet, Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Office.

EDUCATION

-New York University, New York, NY
December 2012
Major: Journalism and Politics.
Dean’s List 2009-2010
Dean’s List 2010-2011

-Arcadia High School, Arcadia, CA
June 2009