In the days of yore, a reporter only answered the phone, interviewed sources and wrote stuff down. Now, it’s a full-time multifold job, with video, photo and audio skills required for anyone in the journalism field.

My best skills will always be those of an investigative journalist: asking the questions no one else wants to ask, digging through and requesting public records and getting to the heart of important issues in communities.

In my job as a daily reporter at the Bradenton Herald, I produce quality multimedia on, at minimum, a weekly basis.

Video:

Darwin Brewing Co. brewmaster explains how to make beer

Slicks Garage forcibly opened for repossession of two Cadillacs

Lou’s Diner opens in downtown Bradenton

Jimmy John’s opens in downtown Bradenton

Photo:

Ecko tours promote sustainable travel, local food

Rodney’s Jamaican Grill opens in Palmetto

Drink coffee, do good at Land of a Thousand Hills

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