Special Projects Producer & Multimedia Journalist Reel
Examples of shooting, writing and editing special projects. Stories were part of an "active anchor" initiative to bring news anchors out of from behind the news desk and into the field.
Where the Jobs Are
Rhode Island still has the highest jobless rate in New England. However, there are actually a lot of open jobs in the Ocean State --many that don't require advanced degrees. Now, we're getting a first hand look at one booming industry and what's being done to fill the job openings.
The Rise and Fall of Aaron Hernandez
Once a red hot pro-athlete, now an accused murderer. Now, we take you to Aaron Hernandez’s hometown, tracking down friends, family and former teammates as we try to figure out how his bright future was sidetracked by the alleged murder of Odin Lloyd.
Sex Trafficking Survival
It’s a side of the sex trade we rarely see. A woman, lured into the world of commercial sexual exploitation as a teenager, now shares her story in the hope that it will help others.
Below the Surface
They’re popular swimming spots, but all too often a quick cool down in a quarry can turn deadly. It’s a nightmarish scenario for rescue crews sent to recover victims. We got exclusive access with the Rhode Island state police dive team at a local quarry to show you what is actually below the surface and why police are urging everyone to stay away.
Ticket to Ride
So just who would be willing to say goodbye to Earth for good? As it turns out, there are several volunteers willing to train as astronauts for a one-way trip to Mars --with no coming back. We caught up with two New Englanders hoping to colonize the Red Planet.
It's something the FBI director calls a potential threat in everyone's backyard --homegrown, violent extremism. Now, we sit down with both the FBI and Rhode Island State Police to find out how the two are working together to fight terrorism and detect threats in every community.
Exposing a Driving Danger
By Rhode Island law you're required to change lanes --or at least slow down--when you see state police, a tow truck or Department of Transportation vehicle pulled over with their lights on. However, that's not happening all that often. We've found hundreds of drivers are speeding pass these emergency vehicles violating the Move Over law.
It’s an issue that’s gained national attention in the wake of the events in Ferguson, Missouri. Now, we’re learning how much surplus military equipment is in Rhode Island. We dug through data from the federal government to uncover which police departments have it and how they’re using it.