EXPERIENCE

Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation

May 2018 to present

Communications and Engagement Manager
 

Lions Pride Sports

January 2018 to present

Play-by-Play Announcer
  • Describe the action and provide commentary for videos of professional wrestling matches

  • Take part in videos promoting each show

  • Advise promotion staff on media matters

 

Texas A&M Athletics

September 2017 to present

Public Address Announcer, Equestrian
  • Introduce events and competitors

  • Announce scores and winners

  • Read promotional and sponsor material

  • Lead closing ceremonies

 

From Bastogne to Texas, Inc.

July 2017 to present

Media Advisor (unpaid)
  • Create and send press releases to media outlets about events and matters involving the organization

  • Assist media members with their stories

  • Post information, pictures and video to the organization's Facebook page

  • Advise the board and executive director on media matters

  • Help craft responses to community members' questions and concerns

Brazos Valley Bombers / Brazos Valley Cavalry FC

June 2017 to present

On-Field Emcee
  • Introduce events and competitors, and provide commentary of games played between half-innings of Brazos Valley Bombers games

  • Assist Bombers staff with set-up of games and preparation of contestants

  • Emcee special contests before, during and after Bombers games, some involving large prizes like vacations and jewelry

  • Introduce events and competitor, and provide commentary of games played at halftime of Brazos Valley Cavalry games

  • Fill in as public address announcer for both teams when needed

Texas A&M Foundation

July 2017 to January 2018

Contractor
  • Met with local media representatives to gauge interest in Foundation content

  • Organized a first-of-its-kind meeting at the Foundation between media representatives and Foundation officials to discuss the Foundation's mission and future coverage opportunities

  • Negotiated for an agreement between the Foundation and KAMU for content to air on the FM radio station

  • Created examples of radio/podcast content for Foundation staff to review

  • Wrote remarks for the Foundation president to deliver at all events

  • Researched and created a list of area organizations the Foundation president and staff could speak at in order to spread the word of the Foundation

 

KBTX Media - Bryan/College Station, Texas

May 2004 to January 2017

Anchor/Executive Producer, “News 3 at Six” and “News 3 at Ten” newscasts
(April 2015 to January 2017)
  • Presented local, non-local news on the Brazos Valley’s highest rated newscasts

  • Provided breaking news updates in unscripted moments, both within newscasts and cutting into regular programming

  • Reviewed scripts written by producers and reporters for accuracy, grammar and presentation in order to provide value to viewers and attract them to newscasts

  • Wrote and reviewed stories for posting to KBTX.com to ensure accuracy, grammar

  • Helped with video editing of content by reporters and producers

  • Coordinated with production, weather and sports departments to deliver content

  • Wrote and delivered teases to attract viewers to upcoming newscasts

  • Filed reports from the field and created longer-form content with video and sound that came into the station; wrote and edited material

Producer, "Aggie Gameday" pre-game show
(October 2014 to January 2017)
  • Hour-long live show emanating from the Aggie Fan Zone outside Kyle Field before each Texas A&M home football game

  • Show aired on KBTX Media’s stations and website, with most simulcast on a Fox Sports station, including Fox Sports Southwest

  • Created video content for each broadcast, including show-opening videos, press conference recaps and throwbacks to great moments in the show’s first 12 seasons

  • Created and organized graphics throughout the broadcast

  • Booked guests for shows, including former A&M Coach R.C. Slocum, former A&M President R. Bowen Loftin (when he returned with the University of Missouri), A&M Athletic Directors Scott Woodward and Eric Hyman, Aggie and TV One host Roland Martin, and WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross

  • Coordinated (“line produced”) shows from the control room, providing instruction and information to directors, camera operators, hosts and guests

  • Prior to and while producing Gameday, filed stories that aired during the broadcast, including features on former coach and player Gene Stallings, grass being grown for Kyle Field in North Texas, and an interview with legendary broadcaster Verne Lundquist

Reporting/Hosting
May 2004 to January 2017
  • Worked local government beat, covering city matters in Bryan and College Station

  • Covered area crime, including series on police crackdown on gangs in the area

  • Covered Texas A&M and A&M System, including interviews with all A&M presidents since Robert Gates, chancellors, athletic directors, coaches, professors and staff

  • Covered five presidents, including frequent visits by George H.W. Bush to his presidential library at Texas A&M; questioned both President Bushes and Trump

  • During the 2016 presidential campaign, covered a Trump rally in Dallas, the announcement of Rick Perry’s presidential bid in North Texas and a Republican primary debate in Houston

  • Traveled to Afghanistan in 2014 to bring stories of Texans and Aggies serving in the war; in addition to filing stories from the war zone, produced stories and a half-hour special upon return

  • Traveled to Belgium in 2014 for the opening of a museum dedicated to the service of Americans in World War II and centered on five Aggies who were part of the Battle of the Bulge; in addition to filing stories from Belgium, produced a half-hour special upon return

  • Produced and co-hosted a live broadcast of the 2014 implosion of the west side of Kyle Field during the redevelopment of the stadium; the broadcast on KBTX and KBTX.com was simulcast by Texas A&M University on its athletic department website

  • Traveled to New York City in 2012 to cover the Heisman Trophy win of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel

  • On four occasions, accompanied local government and business leaders to Washington, DC and covered their meetings with the Texas delegation of congressmen and senators

  • Covered multiple openings of the Texas legislature in Austin, interviewing locally-elected state representatives and senators

  • Served as reporter and co-editor for award-winning half-hour special in 2007 celebrating the tenth anniversary of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, which was re-opening after an $8.5 million renovation of the main exhibit

  • Fronted, shot and edited award-winning "From the Corps" series spotlighting extraordinary members of Texas A&M's Corps of Cadets

Host, "Xplained with Steve Fullhart" podcast series
(February 2016 to January 2017)
  • Created regular series of interviews with people who impacted the Brazos Valley and who were impacted by their time in the region

  • Full interview audio was posted to iTunes and KBTX.com

  • Half-hour television specials were produced for some interviews and aired on KBTX and KBTX.com

  • Xplained guests:

    • Texas A&M President Michael K. Young

    • “Deadpool” star and College Station native Brianna Hildebrand

    • Former A&M President and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates

    • Aggie Astronaut Mike Fossum (now A&M-Galveston COO)

    • A&M Corps of Cadets Commandant Brig. Gen. Joe Ramirez

Anchor, "News 3 at Five" newscast
(Fall 2012 to April 2015)
  • Helped overhaul visual presentation of the show, integrating different graphics and camera shots

  • Presented local, state and national news

  • Coordinated with producers, reporters and directors to execute and improve product

  • Saw increased ratings during tenure

Anchor, "First News at Four" newscast
(September 2011 to April 2015)
  • Helped launch brand-new 4:00 p.m. newscast, the first of its kind in the market; developed format and presentation

  • Coordinated and conducted daily, longer-form interviews with elected officials (including from Capitol Hill), candidates for elected office (including for president), Texas A&M coaches and athletes, analysts and more

  • Coordinated with producers, reporters and directors to improve product

  • Achieved higher ratings than the previous timeslot holder, Oprah Winfrey, within two years

Producer, "News 3 at Ten" newscast
(August 2011 to 2012)
  • Organized and generated content – scripts, video and graphics – for News 3’s highest-rated newscast

  • Communicated with anchors, reporters and directors to ensure content was correct, well-timed, well-executed and understood

  • Coordinated (“line produced”) shows from the control room, providing instruction and information to anchors, reporters and directors

Anchor, "Brazos Valley This Morning" newscast
(June 2008 to August 2008, September 2009 to June 2011)
  • Saw increased ratings each sweeps period; at one point (February 2011), earned a 52 share, with a 61 share in target audience of women 25-54 years old

  • Coordinated and conducted regularly-scheduled interviews with area congressmen, mayors, Texas A&M coaches and athletes, and analysts, including then-CNN's Roland Martin

  • Coordinated and executed extended on-air forums for local mayoral and congressional races, as well as an award-winning debate concerning College Station's red light camera program, which was on a special election ballot

  • Brokered partnership with local Top 40 radio station to have their deejays appear via Skype once a week during entertainment segment; in turn, show talent was on the radio an hour a week

  • Coordinated with sales department and local businesses to execute a month-long "Giveaway May" promotion where thousands of dollars in prizes were given away

  • With the station's weather team, served as anchor for five straight hours of coverage of Hurricane Ike hitting Texas in 2008; anchored cut-ins starting four hours prior as the storm made landfall

  • Initiated changeover from sportscasts taped the previous night to a live segment, which I anchored

  • Created and maintained show's Facebook page where behind-the-scenes videos, guest line-ups and prize giveaways were posted

Anchor/Producer, weekend evening newscast
(Fall 2008 to Fall 2009)
  • Regular fill-in anchor, producer for every KBTX newscast for two years prior

  • Placed added emphasis on regular live interviews about current events

  • Worked with production to create more movement from set to set

  • Created pre-show :20 tease packages which became the station standard for promoting all 10 pm newscasts

  • Regularly edited specific show opens based on the day's events, a practice which soon became regular for weekday newscasts

Elections
  • Starting in 2004, served as lead on gathering results each election night from across the viewing area for all general and municipal elections

  • Served as on-air analyst of results for local city elections in May 2008

  • Anchored results specifically for special College Station election during general election of November 2008

  • Served as lone anchor for all results of area municipal, general and special elections starting in May 2009, both for the 10PM newscast, and regularly for the morning show the next day

  • Regularly interviewed candidates prior to elections

  • Coordinated and conducted a month's worth of interviews with candidates in the key local primaries during the morning show in March 2010, including five GOP candidates for the local U.S. House seat; posted additional Q&A conducted off-air for online viewers

  • Coordinated and co-hosted four live candidate forums during the morning show: two involving local mayoral races, one for a runoff for the GOP nomination for the U.S. House race, and an award-winning debate on a ballot initiative to end College Station's red light camera program

  • Co-moderated a forum with the candidates running for the local U.S. House seat in 2010, which aired on the station's website and the local news talk radio station

  • Hosted, shot, produced and edited an award-winning half-hour, documentary-style special following the candidates for the local U.S. House seat while they campaigned in 2010

  • Co-hosted, produced and edited a half-hour special breaking down the key races in the local primaries of 2010

Internet
  • Served as Internet News Director in 2007, one of three staff members who made up the station's Internet department; in charge of overseeing written and video content

  • Provided award-winning live coverage of five major local trials (four of them capital murder, death penalty cases) through live blogs on the station's website, which were viewed across the state, country and internationally by thousands of visitors

  • Created and maintained Brazos Valley This Morning’s Facebook page where behind-the-scenes videos, guest line-ups and prize giveaways were posted

  • Helped post breaking news notices to KBTX’s Facebook and Twitter pages

  • Developed one of the station’s highest Twitter followings

American Forces Network - Kaiserslautern, Germany

Summer 2000, Summer 2001

  • Wrote and voiced over commercials, community calendar spots and weather updates

  • Created show opens for three locally-produced radio shows

  • Presented segments on the live drive-time radio show weekdays

WIUS Student Radio - Indiana University-Bloomington

Portions of 2000-2004

  • Wrote and presented sports updates during live shows

  • Wrote blogs for the station website

  • Provided play-by-play and color commentary for basketball and baseball games

100th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs Office - RAF Mildenhall, England

Summer 1998, Summer 1999

  • Wrote articles for the weekly "Marauder" publication serving United States Air Force airmen and their families stationed at RAF Mildenhall

  • Took photographs for publication

  • Laid out articles, photos and advertising on pages

Nomad: The Brat Journal

1995-1998

  • Wrote articles and took photographs for the internationally-distributed magazine for children of United States military service members

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