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10 Things You Might Not Know About Me

  1. After a stressful day, some people retreat to the gym, the great outdoors, or a bar. Me? My zen spot is Target, or any good craft store or retailer with a solid collection of office supplies.
  2. I’m left handed, but right footed (a downside of my childhood soccer career).
  3. I used to tell people my dream was to be on Saturday Night Live. The dream eventually faded, but I do a mean impression of Will Ferrell as Harry Caray.
  4. I LIVE for the details. One of the best gifts I’ve ever gotten was a label maker. Seriously.
    I turned this old armoire into a desk/crafts smorgasbord.

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My Work In Television…

The 2007 Sunday Morning interns in front of the famous sun logo. (That’s me on the far right.) Courtesy Amanda Guerra

I graduated from the University of Montana with two years of professional radio anchoring under my belt.  But, I was headed for New York City with an internship at CBS Sunday Morning.

I thought long-form TV, a la 60 Minutes or Sunday Morning, was the place for me.  To get to that level, most people head back to a local TV station post-internship.  That’s what I did.  For almost a year I worked as a producer, reporter and anchor for the ABC affiliate in Kennewick, WA.

Here’s some of that work, plus hosting I did for MontanaPBS

Long-Form Television Writing, Production And Research

Behind the scenes of the Ellis Island shoot. Credit: Emilie Ritter Saunders

I was fortunate to land an internship with CBS Sunday Morning during the summer of 2007.

Luckily for me, the show was understaffed and utilized interns in a way that gave me some fantastic hands-on experience.

At the top of this reel, you’ll see one of the Sunday Morning pieces I was able to assistant produce.

Working on that piece not only gave me a behind-the-scenes look at Ellis Island, I also learned valuable research techniques working with archival photos and video.

Awards + Recognition

  • 2016 Montana Governor’s Award for Excellence; Graduation Matters Montana team
  • 2014 National PRNDI; 1st Place Multimedia Story
  • 2014 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award
  • 2013 National Edward R. Murrow Award; Best Small-Market Radio Website
  • 2013 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards
    • Hard News Reporting
    • Continuing Coverage
  • 2012 Idaho Press Club Awards
    • 1st Place Website Special Purpose
    • 1st Place Best Web Graphics
    • 2nd Best Online News Feature
    • 1st Best Multimedia Reporting
    • 1st Best Use of Interactivity
    • 3rd General News – Radio
  • 2012 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award
  • 2011 Idaho Press Club Awards
    • 1st Place Best Use of Website Interactivity
    • 1st Place Best Web Graphics
    • 1st Place Best Special Purpose Website (StateImpact Idaho)
  • 2010 Society of Professional Journalists; Northwest Excellence in Journalism Award 2nd Place Spot News
  • Montana Broadcasters Association E.B. Craney Award “Best Noncommercial Radio News Program of 2010” 
  • 2009 Montana Associated Press Joe Durso Awards 
    • 1st Place Best Radio Spot News Edited
    • 1st Place Best Radio Spot News Live
    • Honorable Mention Radio News Writing
    • Honorable Mention Radio Spot News Edited
  • Montana Broadcasters Association E.B. Craney Award “Best Noncommercial Radio News Program of 2009”
  • Broadcast Educators Association award  “Best Student Documentary in the Country” for Beyond the Myths: Growing Up in Montana
  • Society of Professional Journalists, Mark of Excellence Award for Beyond the Myths: Growing Up in Montana
  • Northwest Regional Emmy for Montana Journal “Anatomy of a Campaign”; “UM News”, “Made in Montana”
  • Society of Professional Journalists, Mark of Excellence Awards
    • 2007: 2nd Place Television News Reporting; 3rd Place Television News Reporting
    • 2006: 2nd Place Radio News Reporting; 3rd Place Radio News Reporting