Having trained as a radio and television reporter in the U.S. Air Force, newsroom pressure is old hat. I hustled getting a morning radio show on the air in South Korea for nearly two years, bringing news to troops serving overseas. After getting off the air, I would grab a video camera and file stories for a nightly half-hour television newscast. Suffice it to say, working while military officers peered over my shoulder led to a quick mastery of news production and reporting.
After separating from the military, I worked in the entertainment-news industry, beginning at Entertainment Tonight/The Insider — right as then shamed Pat O’Brien returned from pop-culture exile — and then The Hollywood Reporter. My next transition was into the digital media world, first launching Los Angeles regional coverage for BroadwayWorld.com, where I worked as the senior editor and digital video producer. I also started working as a featured blogger for various sites including The Huffington Post, Fancast.com and TheWrap.com.
After relocating to New York City to earn a master’s degree at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, I was hired as the senior new media specialist at the American Museum of Natural History. In that role, I helped guide the historic institution into the digital age, establishing an award-winning presence on YouTube and assisting in the content creation for multiple iPhone/iPad apps.
Later working in a newly created role as the digital content editor at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, I put my focus back on the arts and culture world. I spent my time at Lincoln Center managing social media and digital content.
Now living back in Los Angeles, California, I am working as the Director of Communications at Center Theatre Group (Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, and the Kirk Douglas Theatre).