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WMUR (ABC Affiliate), Manchester, NHMay  2016 – Present

  • Reports breaking news with high energy compelling live shots
  • Generates leads for stories and files reports assigned by the news desk.
  • Writes enterprising copy on tight deadlines.
  • Covers several stories at once

NEWS 12 NETWORKS, Westchester, NYOctober  2014 – May 2016

  • Won Sigma Delta Chi Team Award for special reporter of “Tragedy on the Tracks”
  • Regularly covered breaking news.
  • Worked on multiple stories in a day and created enterprising copy for each story
  • Cultivated relationships in Westchester and surrounding counties to generate story leads.

POPE PRODUCTIONS, New York, NYDecember  2013 – Present

  • Creates video and digital content for web and television outlets.
  • Hosts, writes, reports, edits produces short-form stories for independent companies.
  • Red carpet host for movie premieres, awards galas, and charity functions.
  • Manages production contracts, schedules, crews and budgets.

THE POSITIVE CONTROVERSY with KRISTEN POPE, New York, NY                                       December 2013 – Present
Host & Executive Producer

  • Creator, host and executive producer of web talk show centered on social, cultural, lifestyle issues and current events.
  • Writes script for each episode including a stand-up, one-on-one interview, panel conversation and staging the closing musical performance.
  • Manages production team, scheduling, shoots, budgets and venues.

KTXS NEWS (ABC AFFILIATE), ABILENE, TX                                               September  2012 – October 2013
Weekend/Education Reporter & Fill-in Anchor

  • Pitches original and enterprising story ideas in daily editorial meeting.
  • Writes, reports, shoots and edits daily turn packages for television broadcast and digital media.
  • Fill-in night side producer responsible for managing breaking news, providing news judgment and overseeing the newscast.
  • Cultivates and maintains relationships with community leaders and sources.

FREELANCE JOURNALIST, New York, NY / Stamford, CT                                                              March 2005 – 2012
Freelance Reporter and Host

  • Red carpet host for events including Thurgood Marshall Annual Scholarship Gala.
  • Lead Reporter at special events including the National Action Network’s 20th Annual Convention.
  • Shoots compelling video. Uses social media to research and/or publicize stories.

THE KING’S DAUGHTERS, INC., New York, NY                                                         May 2008 – Present

  • Social organization that focuses on building character in women and practicing abstinence before marriage.
  • Featured guest host and speaker at local churches, colleges and professional organizations.
  • Features women contributors to share their stories of womanhood and sexuality on
  • Planned gala and raised $25,000 in ticket revenue, product donation and advertisement.

STARWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS WORLDWIDE, INC., White Plains, NY                               June 2005 – March 2006
Internal Communications Coordinator

  • Wrote Starwood Hotel’s monthly, online, brand centric magazine, “Starwood Style,” comprised of 45-60 stories an issue.
  • Performed technical duties including: formatting, posting and archiving content on the company’s intranet.

CHANNEL 47, CITY OF HAMPTON, New York, NY                                      October 2004 – June 2005  
Cable AV Coordinator
Production Intern

  • Managed production tasks including: audio control board operator, floor director, set director, super operator, and tape operator for the channel’s live, bi-weekly City Council tapings
  • Created and wrote long-format scripts and packages, segmented tapings, and field tapings.

VANGUARDE MEDIA, INC., New York, NY                                                       June 2003 – August 2003
Television Production Intern

  • Coordinated production activities for the television pilot, “The Savoy Life” on the Fine Living Network.
  • Event team organizer for the Audi Savoy Jazz unwrapped concert attended by 5,000.

Sigma Delta Chi: Team Award: Breaking News Coverage
New York Association of Black Journalists: Awarded Best Television Documentary (2014)
New York Junior League Member (2013-Present)
National Association of Black Journalists: New York Chapter (2011-Present)
Souls of My Young Sisters: Young Women Break Their Silence with Personal Stories That Will Change Your Life: Contributor
National Online Spokesperson for Carolyn & Co (2007 – 2008)

EDIUS Pro, ibPublish, ENPS, P2 and SD Studio Camera System, MS Excel, MS, Word, MS Outlook

MEDIA BISTRO, New York, NY,2011
Television Reporting

NYU – SCPS, New York, NY,2010
Acting: A Practical Approach

HAMPTON UNIVERSITY, Hampton, VA May 2005  The Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications
B.A. in Broadcast JournalismMay 2005, University and Department Honors. Dean’s List. GPA: 3.5