The Daily Hamari

“Live Every Week Like It's Shark Week”

Est. 1981


Professional Experience

Community Newspapers, Inc., Waukesha, WI
Reporter (May 2006-present)

Write stories covering a wide range of topics, including feature pieces, education, local government and crime. Cultivate leads and establish working relationships with sources. Work closely with editors and photographers to coordinate story and photo assignments. Plan articles for future issues. Organize, revise and edit stories. Produce Web-specific content (videos, breaking news postings, etc.) for online version.

The Janesville Gazette, Janesville, WI
Copy editor/page designer (April 2004–May 2006)

Lay out and edit a variety of news pages (front page, local section and wire copy). Also design sports and business pages. Proofread and edit local copy. Participate in news meetings and editors' meetings. Work closely with writers and editors to refine stories and page layout.

The Post-Crescent, Appleton, WI
Sports reporter (January 1999–March 2004)

As a part-time and freelance reporter, cover a wide range of high school, college, professional and amateur sports. Interview players and coaches. Write game stories, previews, features and profile pieces. Complete stories under deadline pressure.


University of Wisconsin-Madison
Journalism-Bachelor of Arts, graduated May 2003


2002 Wisconsin Newspaper Association College Newspaper Contest
2001 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards

Technical Skills

In-depth knowledge of Quark XPress editing/layout software. Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro and ATS and CCI editing and pagination systems. Well-versed in Associated Press style and the mechanics of copy editing.