I am a recent graduate from the University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media, where I was the lead news anchor for NewsWatch Ole Miss as well as a songwriter, musician and actor.
At Ole Miss, I anchored the student-led newscast and corresponded for several high-profile stories on campus which garnered national attention, including the pro-confederate protests that took place in the spring of 2019.
I was the recipient of several collegiate journalism awards including Best College TV Reporter from the 2020 Associated Press Awards,Best College News Anchor from the 2019 Southeast Journalism Conference Awards and Best Radio Sportscast from the Associated Press for coverage of the NCAA sanctions placed on Ole Miss. My stories have aired on NewsWatch Ole Miss, WTVA 9 News in Tupelo and WKRN News 2 in Nashville, and have had articles published in Newsweek and Religion Unplugged.
In Fall 2019, I was an intern for 60 Minutes, America's longest running prime-time television news show, and contributed to several on-air magazine pieces.
In 2020, I was selected as a journalism fellow for News 21, a national team of journalists based in Phoenix at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University, where I investigated the juvenile justice system in America. My experience culminated in my senior research thesis at the University of Mississippi, which was an in-depth, solutions journalism report on the school-to-prison pipeline in Mississippi.
In fall of 2020, I started a folk rock band, HAPPY LANDING. In the past year, we have played several shows around the southeast and plan to continue pursuing music in Nashville, Tennessee.