Multimedia journalist with experience in digital editing, producing, writing and reporting.
intern, ‘metrofocus’ & multi-platform initiatives | pbs wnet new york public media
September 2018 - Present
MetroFocus: Assists staff to produce the program which focuses on the New York region covering education, science, technology and transportation. Research segments, book guests, archive and duplicate tapes, assist with local field shoots.
Multi-Platform Initiatives: Work on multi-platform news specials on topics related to poverty with Chasing the Dream and climate change with Peri & Promise. Develop story ideas, post stories to social media, assist on local shoots and observe edits
intern, 'cnn tonight with don lemon' | cnn
June 2018 - August 2018
Assisted the fast-paced CNN Tonight with Don Lemon team during breaking news. Helped put together segments alongside Producers, Associate Producers and Production Assistants. Sourced and cut VO/SOTs from MediaSource, NewsApps and MIRA for air. Coded and formated script and rundown using iNews. Called elements during live broadcast and assisted in the control room during the two hour show.
CORRESPONDENT | PLANET FORWARD
November 2017 - June 2018
Correspondent at Planet Forward, a project of the Center for Innovative Media at the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs. Produced original news stories surrounding environmental factors such as climate change, waste management and food. Used social media to promote stories
PODCAST & VIDEO PRODUCER, HOST | PLATTSBURGH ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS
August 2017 - May 2018
Produced the weekly news podcast ‘Here’s What Happened...’. Produced the weekly news video series ‘The Take, by PABJ’. Write scripts, collect audio, set up hardware and mix elements together into a podcast package using Adobe Audition. Post to social media to promote episodes. Set up camera shots, lighting and direct hosts. Gather video and graphic elements, write and deliver 60-second news stories in a concise way to target audience
intern, 'here & now' | WABC-TV ABC Television
June 2017 - August 2017
Worked as a production intern at Here & Now at WABC-TV, hosted by Sandra Bookman, the show is dedicated to covering the latest news stories, issues and interests that impact the African American community in the tri-state area. Researched local stories, events and organizations. Provided clerical support to the executive producer, editors and show host. Wrote talking points for show segments. Managed communication to guest publicists and representatives. Timed segments, created FCC reports, logged and transcribed interviews.
one man band reporter | Plattsburgh state television
January 2017 - May 2017
Produced packages as a one man band reporter for the news shows that air on Plattsburgh State Television. Researched and sourced stories, interviewed experts within the SUNY Plattsburgh community as well as the Plattsburgh, New York area. Shot and edited video elements, graphics and vocal tracks together.
producer, 'news briefs' | plattsburgh state television
August 2016 - December 2016
Advanced from Associate Producer to Producer in less than a year. Worked to conceptualize and produce the daily news show, 'News Briefs' on PSTV (Plattsburgh State Television) that is broadcasted to 40,000 homes in the Plattsburgh and Burlington area. Worked with anchors to present the best news presenting performance while pitching, writing and editing news stories. Produced the entire news cast by way of live-to-tape to ensure it airs every evening. Designed camera shots and angles and also created graphics for the newscast.
associate producer, 'news briefs, | Plattsburgh state television
January 2016 - May 2016
Pitched, wrote and edited news stories, composed shots, and timed the segments for 'News Briefs', a daily news show on PSTV (Plattsburgh State Television).
founder & lead designer | mariam abdallah design
September 2016 - Present
Launched a personal branding design shop that supplies custom made resumes an business cards. Self-taught in areas of graphic design. Creating resumes and business cards using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign. Consulting college students on their personal brands and demo reel websites.
SOCIAL MEDIA & MARKETING INTERN | COCOTIQUE
March 2016 - May 2018
Responsible for researching bloggers, YouTube personalities and influencers for potential collaboration with COCOTIQUE, a lifestyle brand. Working alongside company executives while engaging with the community across social media channels and email marketing campaigns. Contributes posts and graphics for the COCOTIQUE blog.
organizations & affiliations
National association of blACK JOURNALISTS
President, suny plattsburgh association of black journalists - student chapter
December 2016 - May 2018
Managed an Executive Board of 15 members in regards to on-campus relations and event planning. Worked to increase the awareness of the SUNY Plattsburgh Association of Black Journalists, an organization for the advancement of black media professionals within the SUNY Plattsburgh community as well as nationally. Former secretary and webmaster.
Video & Audio Editing
iNews Script + Rundown
Adobe Premiere Pro
Avid Media Composer
Adobe CreativeCloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign)
MAC OS - Windows XP-10
National Association of Black Journalists
state university of new york - plattsburgh, n.y
B.S. BROADCAST JOURNALISM
MINOR IN POLITICAL SCIENCE
Anticipated Graduation, December 2018