Hello, my name is Bev! I am a videographer, reporter, and social media journalist. I am interested in multi-platform storytelling that combines print and video in a digital-first newsroom.
I was born and raised in the state of West Virginia and attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Political Science. As a student journalist in Tennessee, I reported on stories about Governor Bill Haslam in Nashville, protests on the Knoxville campus, and City of Knoxville events. In 2017, the Tennessee AP Broadcasters and Media Editors awarded my coverage of the gasoline tax in the state a First Place honor for the TV News Story category.
I graduated from Medill School of Journalism in Washington, D.C. with a Master’s of Science in Journalism in 2019. At Medill, I reported on the 2018 midterm elections, confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh and 2019 government shutdown. My coverage of Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation received a finalist award for the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Online/Digital News Videography category in 2018. I also reported from Paris, France and India while at Medill. Some of my bylines include USA Today, United Press International, Military Times, DCist and U.S. News & World Report.
I previously worked for E&E News as an editorial fellow in D.C. and was a freelancer for the Associated Press at the White House.