Professional ​

Freelance writer with several years of experience in journalism, screenwriting, development and storytelling. Great at multi-tasking, staying within a deadline and working cohesively with editors and publishers. Ability to efficiently create compelling content and promote articles through various social media platforms. 


Freelance Writer, Los Angeles, CA

2013- Current

  • Assist private individuals and companies with various forms of writing.

  • Adapting stories to screenplay format.

  • Websites, blogs, social media posts, online articles, press releases, event coverage, product information and marketing pieces.

  • Pieces on fashion, lifestyle, music, film and current events. 

  • Transcription and edits.  

  • Utilize my knowledge of pop culture, trends and social media to create captivating and relevant pieces.  


Entertainment Writer, On-Camera Host, Associate Producer, Editor  Red Carpet Report TV, Los Angeles, CA

2014- Current

  • Report on various aspects of entertainment.

  • Skilled at interviewing at press junkets, red carpets and one on ones. 

  • Attend screenings and review films. 

  • Able to field produce, shoot segments and edit on site or in studio. 

  • Research and write questions for myself and other hosts. 

  • Pitch, write and edit articles. 

  • Successful in working with publicists in securing interviews and providing compelling content. 


Production Assistant, New York, NY & San Francisco, CA — 2006-2010

Worked on numerous reality television shows and television commercials as a production assistant.  

Duties included:

  • Assisting art department and wardrobe department with purchasing and inventorying props and clothing. 

  • Coordinate with production manager to get crew and cast to various locations on time and on schedule.

  • Construct and deconstruct sets.

  • Worked in production offices helping with scheduling, paperwork, administrative duties, etc.

  • Productions included:

       The Apprentice, American Idol, Cut to the Chase, Wickedly Perfect


Office Assistant,  Barenholtz Productions, New York, NY — 2004-2006

Worked on five films in different stages of production for producer, Ben Barenholtz.

Duties included:

  • Script coverage.

  • Transcribe and organize interviews pertaining to feature production.

  • Draft press releases. 

  • Assist in video dubbing and logging. 

  • Research, evaluate and recommend vendors for post production. 


Live/ non-scripted hosting

Public speaking

Team Player

Strong interpersonal skills


Strong research skills


Final Cut Pro


Final Draft

Microsoft Office

Adobe Photoshop 




NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, Undergraduate Film & Television Program 

Bachelor of Fine Arts

GPA 3.75

Honor’s Society, Dean’s List

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