About Me


130: the number of jobs after college I applied for and didn’t get

24: the number of hours it took to get a position (I didn’t apply for) at TODAY after I prayed for it one night.

Favorite place to relax: A pool or beach with sunny skies and a light breeze

Gold member: the status that I proudly hold at Starbucks (tall iced coffee, sweetened with one pump and skim milk, please)

Nicknames: what I give people after knowing them for 20 minutes

Favorite scripture: Ephesians 3:20 – “God is able to do superabundantly, far over and above all that we dare ask or think, infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes and dreams.” (Amen!)

Choice of pants: slim fit jeans, not skinnies (because my legs will go numb)

Pet peeve: leaving and listening to voicemail (Texting was made for a reason)

Instagram: my preferred social media network

Superpower as a child: the ability to fake being sick just to stay home to watch “Regis and Kathie Lee”

One Direction: an intensely amazing boy band that may or may not be on my workout playlist


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Twitter dangers: You could be sharing your location

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After failed IVF cycles, couple’s friend carries their twins

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Love Reunion

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After cancer death sentence, stranger donor save mom’s life

My Resume

Work Experience

January 2013 -Present


  • Created, lead a social media team to handle KLG, Hoda’s platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
  • Empower, train new producers to handle social accounts
  • Set, establish, execute strategy focusing on digestible videos, photo posts, link posts driving traffic to TODAY.com
  • Manage social accounts, including creating content
  • Edit, produce shareable videos for social accounts
  • Establish trustworthy relationship with anchors who participate in videos, Facebook Live, Snap Chat, photos
  • Target high-profile accounts to share posts, help increase engagement, impressions, reach, followers, fans
  • Foster relationships with key partners at Facebook


  • Create, manage a Facebook page for TODAY’s Take with Al Roker, Natalie Morales, Willie Geist, Tamron Hall
  • Set, execute Facebook strategy for growth focusing on engaging videos, photos albums, social-only series
  • Train a team of broadcast\digital producers to manage page
  • Integrated the page into live broadcast
  • Produced a cross-platform giveaway, along with on-air producers, resulting in more than 300K new fans in 1 month
Digital Reporter / Producer / Social Media Editor
January 2013 – January 2014
  • Shoot, edit write, report, produce, front stories on TODAY
  • Produce, write live segments, coordinated graphics, book guests, work with studio crew, control room
  • Collaborate with TV producers to tell stories on digital, social
  • Work with sales, marketing on sponsored stories, segments
  • Produce, edit stories for TODAY.com, assigned freelancers
  • Daily homepage producer for KLGandHoda.com
  • Key stakeholder with Hoot Suite Campaigns, train producers to use the tool for on-air, digital segments, stories
September 2013 – January 2014
  • Launched the Orange Room for Saturday, Sunday shows
  • Pitched, produced 1-3 segments per live broadcast
  • Worked on tight deadline to produce, write day-of segments
  • Managed, created Mass Relevance social streams to integrate with real-time graphics used on-air during segments
  • Established strong relationships with anchors, guest hosts
June 2010 – December 2012
  • Shot, edited, produced videos with celebs, NBC talent
  • Encoded 4 hours of TODAY for distribution online
  • Wrote headlines, captions for 30-40 daily segments
  • Edited shareable video montages from TODAY broadcast
  • Produced video coverage for breaking news, major events

Work Highlights

  • Increase KLGH Facebook fans by 870K+ (73%)
  • Grew KLGH Twitter followers by 172K + (68%)
  • Produced the number 1 Facebook post of all time for TODAY reaching 47M people, 14.8M video views
  • Facebook video streams topped 48M in 2015
  • Original on-air stories were in top 10 digital stories the day they published, 1M+ reach on Facebook

Media Skills

  • Producing, editing, shooting, writing, reporting
  • Ability to tell stories on digital, social, broadcast
  • Experience in all aspect of story production: video, digital, graphics, control room, talent
  • Working with network crews in the field, in studio
  • Using Photoshop to create social graphics, GIFs,
  • Apps: Flip A Gram, Giphy, Diptic for content creation
  • Understanding of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snap Chat, including analytics, insight

Professional Skills

  • Avid News Cutter
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Omniture
  • Domo
  • Hoot Suite
  • Tweet Deck 6
  • Avid iNews and ENPS
  • Multiple Multiple CMSs


Kent State University
  • Broadcast news major focusing on TV, digital
  • Business management minor
  • Graduated magna cum laude 2009

Hobbies / Interests

  • Hillsong Church NYC, faith, leadership
  • Professional shower singer, focusing on gospel, R&B
  • Exploring new soup recipes mom recommends and trying not to chop off a finger in the process


 Happy birthday, Mom!     H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y D A D! (Yesterday!)   Our teams did an EXTRAORDINARY job last night during our Christmas Eve Eve experiences. Hard to describe the electric atmosphere and powerful worship. Love you, @kingschurchoh! (Swipe ⬅️ for my favorite moment. )
 Happy birthday to my favorite big sister, Em!     CONGRATULATIONS, @HodaKotb! You are genuine, smart, talented, generous, loving, funny, uplifting, joyful. You make everyone around you better. No better choice to co-anchor @TODAYshow with @SavannahGuthrie! #SavannahHodaTODAY  One of the best things about 2017 was meeting the Cushman family. Love that crew!
 A special day at @kingschurchoh as @matt.lopresti officially became a PASTOR! Matt’s one of the most humble, loyal and faithful people I’ve met. Honored to serve with you, Nikki and your amazing family! Love you guys!   Thanks for the ride, 2017. Onward to next year.  #2017bestnine #2017 #newyear  This crew (and a few not pictured) from @kingschurchoh loved hanging out with an amazing group of kids from @fosteringhopeohio for their Christmas party.  Please check out this phenomenal organization. They help kids heal, learn and grow after going through unimaginable tragedies and situations. One of the best parts of Christmas is brining love and laughs to those who need it the most. Thank you, @fosteringhopeohio!
 Thursday, I am not messing around.   M E R R Y  C H R I S T M A S!  Come hang out with us Christmas Eve Eve at @kingschurchoh! Going to be the best night! Last year, our Christmas Eve Eve worship experience was one of my favorite ever. Don’t miss it! I’ll save you a seat.  | Saturday, December 23 5pm+7pm | : @actualyamsamm

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