Oct/15 - Present
New Yorker Radio Hour | Senior Producer
I oversee a team of producers and sound designers to create the weekly nationally broadcast public radio program and podcast that brings the writing talent from The New Yorker together with the audio storytelling talent from WNYC.
Jan/15 - Present
F5 | Curator
As a key member of a close knit team of five, I curate and coach speakers who represent a provocative cross section of filmmakers, artists, writers, designers, technologists and musicians. F5 is meant to inspire other creative-minded people reaching across multiple disciplines. The bi-annual festival was held this year at New York City's Terminal 5, and brought over 1,300 attendees making for one of the most successful F5 events to date.
Nov/14 - Sept/15
The Mill | Producer
As a producer, I oversee and manage all elements of post-production and live action from start to finish for clients such as Target, Reebok, Verizon, Coke, A&E Network, agencies like GSW, DDB, Publicis. I also have been involved with new business, sales and client relations.
Jan/12 - Feb/14
Establishment for the Greater Good (EGG) | Co-Creator & Producer
EGG was an internal initiative at Psyop, Inc. meant to accomplish 3 goals:
- Offer a unique summer internship program to young, untested talent to work directly with Psyop’s senior artists.
- Highlight causes and charities we love and that otherwise would not have marketing budgets for the work Psyop does.
- Act as an opportunity for us to craft something super cool - internally.
As Co-creator & producer, I helped initiate and oversee the program’s overall strategy, was in charge of cause and charity research and helped shape the creative direction, story and visual look of all projects and related materials (PR efforts and online presence.) I also co-led the recruitment process for applicants.
Oct/11 - Nov/14
Psyop, Inc. | Producer
Post-production and live action production for clients such as Anheuser-Busch InBev (Beck’s), Fanta, 3M, Xerox, GlaxoSmithKline, Nestea, British Gas, Honest Tea, JBL, Norwegian Cruise Line, Rana, non-profit organization UltraViolet with Ogilvy & Mather, DDB, Grey Advertising, GPG, Y&R, Doner, Martin Agency, CHI, and Mother. I’ve worked directly with clients Samsung and Against Malaria Foundation.
Feb/10 - Feb/11
WNYC New York Public Radio | Interim Senior Producer, Music
I produced, directed and coached host Terrance McKnight in-studio for Evening Music. Additionally I wrote, produced and edited long form documentaries on notable events and figures including Martin Luther King Jr., 40th anniversary of Stonewall Riots, Bill T. Jones.
Oct - Nov/10
WNYC's Pop & Politics with Farai Chideya | Freelance Producer, Editor, Sound Designer
Producer for a three-part series about the 2010 midterm elections, looking beyond the horserace to get to the real issues, fears, and beliefs that motivate voters. Chideya looks at hot-button issues such as race, immigration and economics. She presses politicians in battleground states of Arizona and Florida for answers and turns to real people, on their turf, to ask if they think America is headed in the right direction.
2008 - 2011
Studio 360 from PRI & WNYC | Freelance Producer
Producer, writer, journalist and sound designer for various audio specials and features including a 30- minute self narrated documentary about Miles Davis' album Kind of Blue, and feature on double amputee and Olympic hopeful Oscar Pistorius.
New Yorker Magazine Podcast | Freelance Producer
Segment producer for interview prep and research, recording and editing with journalists including Malcolm Gladwell, George Packer and Adam Gopnik.
Metropolitan Opera Radio | Freelance Producer
Segment producer for behind-the-scenes featurettes. Launched in 1931, the Metropolitan Opera’s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical music program in radio history.
Oct/06 - June/08
PRI's Fair Game with Faith Salie | Producer
At Fair Game with Faith Salie we were trying something new - an irreverent nationally aired news and current events show that still holds true to in-depth reporting and storytelling public radio is known for. I was a key member of a small team dedicated to creating the identity and brand for the PRI program, broadcast over 300 times on 58 stations across the country. Over 1000 interviews were produced including President Jimmy Carter, Elizabeth Edwards, Musician Norah Jones, NBC Anchor Tom Brokaw, Actor Anthony Hopkins, Guitarist Slash. I was also responsible for the creation and oversight of day-to-day technical workflow for the production and co-produced dozens of pre-recorded and mixed segments with various comedy writers and reporters.
June/03 - Oct/06
Studio 360 from PRI & WNYC | Associate Producer
At Studio 360, I was member of a small collaborative team that re-structured the format and identity of this nationally aired program that explored the resonant connections between art, culture, creativity and every day life. I was responsible for the sound design, audio editing and segment journalism. I regularly pitched story ideas for pre-produced segments and interviews and worked with various freelance reporters helping bring their stories to life. Additionally, I served a key role in the production of American Icons, including a segment for the Peabody Award winning hour on Moby Dick.
Jazz at Lincoln Center | Freelance Writer
J@LC’s 2002 on-stage script for CBS 60 Minutes correspondent Ed Bradley, musician Wynton Marsalis, and actor Bill Cosby.
June/99 - Dec/02
Murray Street Productions | Associate Producer
NPR’S Jazz From Lincoln Center
2014 ADC Merit Award for Motion, Video Game Nightmare: Malaria, Psyop
2014 Shortlisted: Next Awards, Mobile for Nightmare: Malaria, Psyop
2013 Ciclope International Advertising Craft Festival, Finalist: 3D for JBL, Ear of the Tornado, Doner
2005 Peabody Award for Studio 360’s American Icons: Moby-Dick
2005 SMPS Marketing Communications Award Best of Show for Manchester: Rebuilding the City Centre
2002 Communicator Crystal Award of Excellence and Honorary Mention for NPR’s This Week in Jazz
2001 Mix Magazine TEC Technical Excellence award for Hotter Than That July 4th broadcast live from Liberty State Park, NJ
1999 Communicator Crystal Award of Excellence Paul Winter Solstice Live!
1999 National Federation of Community Broadcasters Silver Reel Jazz From Lincoln Center
California at Berkeley; B.A., Fine Arts (painting and sculpture) conferred 1997
New School University, two years in B.A. program for jazz piano performance and composition