WHO IS BETSY?
A seasoned, unflappable cross-platform writer/producer and storyteller who has developed a unique sense of what works on TV, online, mobile and social. A proven leader who has led numerous teams to success in stressful situations. A coach who inspires others to be the best they can be.
|· Writer/Copy Editor||· Web Production/Publishing||· Series Development|
|· Executive Producer||· Mobile Production||· Staff Manager|
|· Field Producer||· Show Producer||· Project Manager|
CNN – Special Projects – Atlanta, GA January 2008 – March 2016 Senior Producer
The mission of Special Projects is to create feature editorial content for CNN, HLN, CNN.com and HLNtv.com. Responsible for managing a staff of 14 producers, associate producers, and production assistants located in New York and Atlanta; Developing staff writing and editorial capabilities; Creating and influencing adoption of brands, themes and pitches for new series and shows; Managing and publishing the CNN Worldwide initiative Impact Your World – CNN.com/impact.
CNN – Medical News – Atlanta, GA December 2003 – December 2007 Producer/Writer/Field Producer
Served as producer/writer for Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s reporter packages and daily live reports for “American Morning.” Responsibilities included topic selection, production and writing the weekly show “House Call with Dr. Sanjay Gupta.”
Core Productions – Lagos, Nigeria January 2005 -August 2015 Contract Writer/Field Producer
Created campaign theme, videos and commercials for presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar and President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua. Interviewed numerous Nigerian Leaders including Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Ken Saro Wiwa, Jr.
CNN – Special Projects – Atlanta, GA October 2004 – October 2005 Writer/Producer
Worked on CNN’s 25th Anniversary Special Programming. Responsibilities included writing and producing “Then and Now” series. Collaborated as writer/line producer for monthly CNN 25 Specials including writing the Special “They Said What? with Larry King.”
Video Craft Productions – Cumming, GA May 2003 – May 2006 Senior Producer / Writer / Project Manager
Responsibilities included script writing, copy editing and field production of promotional videos, commercials and feature shows. Clients included Maxxis Tires and CMT’s Warren Brothers Show.
CNN – Atlanta, GA Producer/Executive Producer February 1999 – May 2003
Managed live programming for “CNN Live Today” with Daryn Kagan and Leon Harris. Responsibilities included oversight of writers, copy editors, graphic artists, tape producers, anchors and correspondents; supervision of show in control room. Tenure included coverage of September 11th and Mideast field production for the War in Iraq.
Writer/Copy Editor August 1997 – February 1999
CNN Headline News – Atlanta, GA June 1992- August 1997
KNX Newsradio – Los Angeles, CA September 1991-May 1992
KTTV Fox Television / KNBC – Television – Los Angeles, CA October 1990-March 1991
New York Mills Herald – New York Mills, MN May-August 1989-1991
University of Southern California – Los Angeles, California
Atlanta Press club
Women in Cable Telecommunications – Southeast Chapter