Why Hire Me?

I could give you my whole brag sheet here, but you can check out my résumé or LinkedIn page at any time. There’s more to me than just degrees or job titles. It also comes down to my approach at work.

Boothing a 9 p.m. newscast.

Boothing a 9 p.m. newscast.

My passion for news is my fuel — and because I love what I do, I put every ounce of energy into it. I believe a strong work ethic builds respect and trust, which in turn yield better results once it’s show time. That’s why any praise or recommendations I get, I earn.

Still, I am careful to not let my confidence turn into arrogance. I believe in lifelong learning. No matter how much I know, how much experience I’ve had or how well my colleagues or supervisors rank my performance and skills, I always ask about what I could have done better so that my work is fresh and constantly improving.

In a broadcast newsroom, there’s no room or time for slackers. Leadership is more than just delegating and expecting everyone else to pitch in — it’s also about being an active player in the process, doing my part in the team effort. No newscast is a single person’s work; it’s the sum of everyone’s contribution. Once the show begins, there is no maxim more true than “we’re all in this together.”

I am very privileged to have worked with many talented people. I trust and respect them for their many contributions. As a producer, I make sure my production crew members know that I appreciate their dedication — and when things get exceptionally challenging, we all pull it together to put on a broadcast that looks seamless on-air despite the chaos in the control room. Still, in the rare case when I have to take someone to task, I am firm and clear while trying to suggest solutions to avoid a “next time.”

Unfortunately, I’m not perfect. I have my own weak spots that I’m trying to work on as I build experience — but I think that’s one of those conversations I’ll save for the interview.

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