TV Host, Entertainment Writer, DJ & Media Personality
Being The Globe’s Senior Editor taught me the ins and outs of newspaper operations, and really ignited my passion for writing. After getting my associates in print journalism from SLCC in 2006, I transferred to the University of Utah (from which I graduated in Dec. 2008 with a BA in communication). I always had a flair toward entertainment – I’m drawn to anything from the glitz of Hollywood to leather-bound rock ‘n’ roll – so when my SLCC instructor and mentor Nick Burns told me about a new Utah entertainment magazine called “IN,” I signed up for an internship right away. After three months of doing feature writing and data entry, I was hired as a full-time staff writer. I’ve been at IN for almost three years now, penning everything from band interviews to bar reviews to style columns. I have kept myself in the public eye by making media appearances, emceeing events, judging contests and volunteering. In addition to writing for IN, I have added “radio DJ” and “TV host” to my resume due to my freelance work at 97.5 The Blaze, KUTV 2News This Morning and Park City Television. In the near future, I aim to cross over to television full-time and finish my novel.
I’ve found it important to diversify my skills to include all media forms, because I am now in much higher demand and have become privvy to a slew of new opportunities. I’ve grown beyond the title “writer” into a “media personality,” which allows me to entertain many of my interests at once.
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