news writer/copy editor


264 Third Street
Clifton, NJ 07011



Professional Writer/Associate Producer with more than thirty years of experience writing and producing TV news and program segments. Ability to write clear and concise broadcast news segments. In-depth knowledge of journalistic principles and practices. Ability to produce accurate, high-quality work within tight deadlines. Highly skilled in Copy Editing and Story Development from field to air. And versatile: able to adapt quickly to other professions besides broadcast journalism.


Independent Contractor & Freelance Writer (October 2014-present)

Contract Packaging &
Office Associate & Personal Liaison to company president in acquiring new locations and municipal licensing to expand a growing on-line business whose products include school science projects and kits. The business is based in northern New Jersey but serves clients across the continent.

CNN New York 
Writer/Producer (CNN Tonight, Campbell Brown, CNN Newsroom) September 2009 – January 2014

Wrote introductions to reporters' stories, which relied heavily on video and graphics. Worked closely with the Producers, Associate Producers and other Content Managers to make sure copy was compelling, conversational, accurate and up-to-the-second. Worked closely with producers who booked guests on the shows to ensure parts of the guests' bios were included in the introductions. Produced segments including a fast-paced series of stories we called “Download” for Campbell Brown.

ABC News New York
Writer (ABC World News Now/Good Morning America)June 2007 - September 2009

Produced intros, voice-overs, vo-sots, copy stories, reporter packages, headlines and teases. 

Associate Producer/Writer (News 4 New York) October 1992 – April 2007

In charge of producing lead stories (voiceovers, sound bites) for the 5, 6, and 11 pm newscasts. Wrote and produced cold opens, teases, voice-overs, vo-sots and copy stories. Had a major hand in helping to develop graphics for various stories in the newscasts. Wrote and produced "anchor packages" for lead anchor Chuck Scarborough and other on-air talent. Worked with video editors to process live feeds from the field, often breaking news under incredible deadline pressures. Was involved in writing and contributing to major stories including 9/11, presidential and local elections, and extreme weather emergencies. Copy editor for most newscasts.

Before 1992, I line-produced newscasts for KSTP in Minneapolis/St. Paul and WJAR in Providence. I also freelanced as writer-producer for WBZ and WCVB in Boston.

More recently, in 2013, I wrote and copy-edited news and feature articles in print an on-line for one of my hometown publications, Clifton Merchant Magazinein Clifton, New Jersey.


New York Press Club Award Winner:
Outstanding Newscast - WNBC

New York Emmy Award Nominee:
Outstanding Newscast -WNBC

Ovation Award Winner:
Outstanding Teamwork - WNBC


University of Minnesota 
Graduate School of Journalism

University of Wisconsin - Madison
College of Letters & Science
Bachelor of Arts
Honor Roll/Dean’s List

  • ID#: 96396
  • Location: Clifton, NJ , 07011

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