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KENS-TV                                                                                                                         San Antonio, TX      Anchor/Multiskilled Journalist                                                                                      October 2022 - present

     ●  Anchored and reported throughout 2.5 hours of daily weekday morning newscasts––connecting           with a viewer base of more than a million people in San Antonio and surrounding areas

    ●  Produced and anchored 13+ daily live traffic hits––utilizing real-time mapping software,                          Transguide cameras, police reports, field reporting, and social media platforms to provide up to            the minute accurate updates

       ●  Facilitated and improved how state/local agencies relay information to lead breaking news                    updates and provide in-depth safety tips to viewers on air and online in real-time

       ●  Enterprised compelling and engaging stories: writing, producing, voicing, shooting, editing, and          presenting work on air

    ●  Ability to ad-lib through all situations and present information on live programming in studio and          out in the field


       ●  Created and produced a weekly segment to provide transit and traffic related advice to viewers


        ●  Hosted and reported live from Fiesta San Antonio, 2022 Ranch Chic Fashion Show, San Antonio             Stock Show & Rodeo, K9s for Warriors, 9/11 Heroes Run, Lightscape San Antonio Botanical                     Garden, Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival and other community events

       ●  Conducted live interviews in studio and out in the field

       ●  Trained and mentored team members––leading collaborative creative discussions to improve                workflow and overall storytelling

   ●  Proficient with Adobe Creative software, ENPS, Bitcentral, Ross Xpression, Chyron, WordPress, and       SigAlert

WSAV-TV/News                                                                                                                  Savannah, GA     Anchor/Producer/Multiskilled Journalist                                                                   December 2019 - July 2022

     ●  Increased viewership in the Southeast Georgia and Lowcountry South Carolina markets

     ●  Produced and anchored live coverage with our Tokyo and Beijing correspondents during the                2020 Winter and 2022 Summer Olympic Games


     ●  Led team collaboration and direction for story assignments, segment creation, and newscast                  improvement

     ●  Provided wall-to-wall coverage for severe weather events, runoff and presidential elections,

       mass shootings, the Ahmaud Arbery trial, the Alex Murdaugh murder investigation, in addition to         other hard news and feature reporting

     ●  Produced and reported several long format series including:

              Remarkable Women

                - A national series highlighting women making significant contributions to their

                  communities, with the local winner's story airing on Nexstar's Remarkable

                  Women Special

             Hunger Action Month

                - A series highlighting efforts by local organizations to fight against food insecurity

             Clear the Shelters

               - A series dedicated to shining a spotlight on area shelters and increasing


       ●  Improved social media viewership on station platforms creating digital exclusive content and live           social reporting 


      ●  Cultivated and expanded relationships between WSAV and local community members through

        leading charity auctions, telethons, and emceeing events

Freelance Work                                                                                                                 GA, TX, and UT

   Photographer/Videographer                                                                                           January 2013 - present

       ●  Experience shooting, editing, voicing, writing, producing, and directing long format

         feature projects, documentaries, biopics, promotional videos, and other events

       ●  Provided portrait, family, creative, wedding, business, and event photography sessions    

   Communication/Media Specialist                                                                     April 2016 - present

      ●  Professional mentor and communications coach––working with students and young


      ●  Experienced document and website designer with proficiency in multi-media                             conception

      ●  Managed public relations for small businesses, app developers, influencers, and other



   Emcee/Motivational Speaker.                                                                                        January 2013 - present

        ● BYU Connect

     Inaugural Southeast Georgia Leadership Forum

        ● 7th Annual Savannah Traffick Jam

     Holiday Hope Telethon

     Radio Disney

        ● Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake

       ● Miss Utah Scholarship Pageant

       ● Miss Utah's Outstanding Teen


   J​essica Coombs Piano Studio                                                                                        January 2007 - present

      ● Piano instructor with more than 15 years of experience teaching private and group                     lessons to all ages and skill levels

      ● In-depth instruction in music theory, ear-training, music history, and performance class

​   Professional Musician/Accompanist                                                                              January 2002 - present

       ● Experience as a soloist and a member of group ensembles performing across the U.S. 

       ● Special guest performances at venues in the U.S. and Europe

KBYU Eleven News                                                                                                                     Provo, UT

   Anchor/Producer/MultiMedia Journalist                                                                    January 2016 - June 2018      Anchored, produced, and reported for mid-day newscasts

       ● Worked as a reporter producer, field producer, assignment editor, photographer, and weather                 anchor in addition to assigned duties

      ● Shot, wrote, and produced long format docuseries

BYU School of Communications                                                                                                Provo, UT

   Ambassador/Video Producer                                                                                      August 2017 - April 2018

   ● Represented the university faculty and leadership at promotional events and fundraisers

      ● Organized and ran outreach events––connecting students with alumni


   ● Produced videos and other content to showcase global learning opportunities

NY1 Spectrum News                                                                                                     New York City, NY

   Intern                                                                                                                            April 2017 - July 2017

    Worked for On Stage, an entertainment/Broadway show shot on location 

   ● Created segments, developed web content, assisted in creative conception, and managed guest           services

      ● Reported live from the Red Carpet for the 2017 Tony Award Show

      ● Worked on long-form feature projects and live town hall events––including NY1's 25th Anniversary       Special and an in-depth 9-11 Memorial Special

ABC4 KTVX                                                                                                                  Salt Lake City, UT

   Freelance Associate Producer/Intern                                                                  September 2016 - January 2017

    Promoted from an intern to a freelance associate producer one month into internship

    Worked in the production of the daily hour long Lifestyle Show Good Things Utah

    Produced stories for newscasts and web, booked and managed clients, created segments, and             produced special live on-location shows

Society of Professional Journalists                                                                                              Provo, UT

  BYU Chapter Secretary                                                                                     September 2016 - January 2017

    Organized meetings, events, and outreach opportunities to network with professionals

    Planned bi-weekly activities for 56 club members

    Attended journalism conferences in Utah and New Mexico––working with journalists to improve           methods, tools, and overall storytelling

Capital West News                                                                                                                       Provo, UT

  Reporter                                                                                                                    January 2016 - June 2016

    Published several articles each day covering the Utah State Legislature

      ● Attended legislative meetings, hearings, and conducted in-depth policy research

  .   ● Interviewed legislators, lobbyists, and community members

    Awarded "Best All Around Reporter" from publication staff

The Daily Universe                                                                                                                       Provo, UT

  Reporter                                                                                                                    January 2016- June 2016

    Wrote weekly in-depth political, community, and issue-based pieces 

    Facilitated connections within Utah communities to create awareness for solutions to community-          wide issues

Miss America's Outstanding Teen                                                                                 Salt Lake City, UT

   Miss Utah's Outstanding Teen                                                                            September 2012- October 2013

     Represented the state of Utah at the national Miss America's Outstanding Teen competition

     Served as a youth leader/mentor promoting and implementing my platform "Pursue Your                      Potential" at more than 250 events

    ● Created social awareness/engagement as a guest speaker/performer at schools across the state

    ● Networked with local organizations/charities serving as a spokesperson for the MUOTeen and as a        spokesperson for MeadowGold and Children's Miracle Network

    ● Awarded several scholarships and recognitions for piano performance and community                            engagement

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Humanitarian Advocate and Volunteer:​

Alamo Trust

ALF Family Services

Alzheimer's Association

American Cancer Society

American Red Cross Serving Greater San Antonio

America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia

Animal Defense League

Arts San Antonio

Ben's Friends

Bexar County Education Coalition

Bluffton Self-Help

Canines with a Cause

Children's Miracle Network

Coastal Children's Advocacy Center

Emmaus House Soup Kitchen

Follow the Flag

Georgia Historical Society

Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas

Guide Dogs of Texas

Habitat for Humanity

Haven for Hope

Hilton Head Humane Association

Humane Society for Greater Savannah

Morgan's Wonderland

Morning Star Cultural Arts

National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Museum of the MIghty Eighth Air Force

People Helping People of Savannah

Renegade Paws Rescue

Roy Maas Youth Alternatives

Salvation Army

San Antonio Food Bank

San Antonio Humane Society

Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision

Savannah/Chatham CASA

Savannah Feed the Hungry

Savannah Tree Foundation

Savannah Working Against Human Trafficking

SA Youth

Shelter From the Rain

South Alamo Regional Alliance for the Homeless

Southeastern Guide Dogs Inc

Southeast Georgia Leadership Forum

Step Up Savannah

St. Vincent de Paul Homeless Shelter

The Savannah Interagency Diversity Council

Utah Food Bank

United Way of the Coastal Empire

Utah Symphony and Utah Opera

Veteran Frenchies

YMCA of Coastal Georgia


Brigham Young University                         Provo, UT

 Bachelor of Arts, Communications, Broadcast/Journalism

  Summa Cum Laude                                      April 2018

    ● Minors: Music, Theology, Civic Leadership

     GPA 4.0

      Dean's List all semesters

      Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society

      Phi Eta Sigma BYU Honor Society

      Golden Key International Honour Society

      Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

Art History/Curatorial Study Abroad   London, UK

  Student                                       March 2016- July 2016

    Studied and toured throughout Europe 

     ● Focused studies: Art History, Greek/Roman                 Mythology, British studies, Classical Literature,           & Music


Nominated for Three Student Production

Emmy Awards  

Recipient of the Best News Anchor in the 2018 BEA National Student News Competition

Recipient of the 2018 Jane Clayson Johnson Award 


2018 William Randolph Hearst Foundation Television Features Competition National 5th place Recipient


Mark of Excellence Award in the Society of Professional Journalists Region 9 Television

Sports Reporting Category


Mark of Excellence Award in the Society of Professional Journalists Region 9 Television

In-Depth Reporting Category


Mark of Excellence Award

in the Society of Professional Journalists Region 9

Television Feature Reporting Category

Gordon & Illa Mills Endowed Fund Recipient

Reed Irvine Accuracy in Media Scholarship Recipient

Capital West News"Best All Around Reporter" Award

BYU Communications Broadcast Journalism

Talent Award

BYU Communications Print Journalism Talent Award

BYU Full Tuition Academic Scholarship

Performed in 2002 Winter Olympics

2011 Children's Miracle Network Scholarship Recipient

Glenn S. Harmon Instrumentalist Award


Top prizes in the USU Piano Festival


Performed with the American West Symphony under the direction of Maestro Joel Rosenberg

Debuted with the Utah Symphony under the direction of Maestro Vladimir Kulenovic

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