Writer, Producer & Journalism Instructor

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With over a decade of journalism experience, Nancy has done work for several media outlets including NPR, USA Today, The Tennessean and the San Francisco Chronicle. While a reporter at The Tennessean, her work earned her first place awards for Best News Reporting from the Tennessee Press Association. She's also a journalism educator who has taught workshops and university courses.

The Bay Area native studied history at Fisk University in Nashville. Nancy received her Master of Journalism degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Nancy is currently a producer at Youth Radio.


What I bring to table

Print, Audio, & Broadcast

Efficient at producing radio or television scripts and then writing several iterations for the web and social media.

Social Media

Proficient at creating engaging content for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Snapchat that encourages readers to interact. Uses social media to cultivate sources on breaking news stories.

Video/Audio Production

Skilled at producing audio and video for the web using a variety of software from Adobe Audition, Premiere, Hindenburg, News Boss and Dalet. Experienced in curating and producing content on the news of the day.

Project Management

Excels in developing editorial strategies for news outlets and non-profits. Project manager on The Tennessean’s award winning 9-month Nashville Civil Rights Movement series where I coordinated with editors and photographers, smoothed workflows and enforced production deadlines.

Digital Media

Uses a high-level of news judgment to execute strategic content for daily news coverage and manage stories across digital platforms. As weekend reporter/editor at The Tennessean, I produced multimedia stories, sent breaking news alerts and wrote effective digital headlines that attracted audiences. At Youth Radio, I develop strategies for effective online collaboration with major outlets to optimize readership.

Journalism Education

Spent three years as the newspaper adviser for The Meter at Tennessee State University and developed supplemental writing workshops based on students needs. Teaches journalism fundamentals at UC Berkeley, Santa Rosa Junior College, plus Youth Radio and continues to mentor students in securing internships and journalism jobs after graduation.


What and Where I've studied

Master of Journalism

U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

Bachelor's Degree (History/Liberal Arts)

Fisk University