Reporter, Worldcrunch.com, Paris, France
December 2010 to present
Selecting and translating to English the most relevant stories from France’s top newspapers.
Freelance broadcast reporter, France 24, Paris, France
August 2010 to present
Producing news packages and doing live shots on the field in both English and French for the French international news channel.
Presenting the sportscast in both French and English.
Assistant Producer, Associated Press Television News, Paris, France
Covered breaking news and produced feature stories, conducted interviews, selected video, compiled shotlists and wrote news summaries for international wire feeds. Coverage included Yemenia and AF447 plane crashes, Iranian street protests in Paris and local elections in the north of France.
Web reporter, 20minutes.fr, Paris, France
(Online edition of free daily newspaper, one of the top 5 French news sites in unique visitors.)
Wrote US and international news stories using wire feeds and independent reporting. Contributed longer analysis pieces and occasionally reported original stories and shot accompanying video pieces.
Intern, Agence France Press, New York, N.Y.
Translated wire stories from English to French. Contributed reporting on several feature stories.
Full-time intern, Public Sénat, Paris, France
(Television network broadcasting activity from the French Senate.)
Researched topics, booked guests and wrote questions for host of daily live talk show “Bouge la France”, on social issues, sports, culture and politics.
Full-time intern, The Charlie Rose Show/PBS, New York, N.Y.
Prepared background reports on topics and guests and wrote suggested questions for host.
Intern, Imedi TV, Tbilisi, Georgia
Assisted reporters and crews in the field doing reports for the weekly news and public affairs show Droeba.
SciencesPo-Columbia dual degree in Journalism:
– Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York, N.Y.
M.S. 2010 (broadcast concentration)
Covered the Washington Heights area and wrote multimedia stories for northattan.com
Coursework includes Columbia News Tonight, sports and international reporting
Produced a print and video master’s project about the struggles of retired professional athletes
– Sciences-Po School of Journalism, Paris, France
Master’s degree (TV major), June 2009
1st year: multimedia training – 2nd year: weekly campus TV broadcast (anchor, editor in chief, reporter, producer)
University of North Carolina, School of Journalism, Fall 2008. Contributed to TV and radio regional campus broadcasts.
University of Paris II – Panthéon Assas, Paris, France
European License in Law (equivalent of a B.A.), Public Law major, June 2005.
SKILLS AND INTERESTS
– Proficient in digital video/audio recording and editing (Avid, Final Cut Pro, Adobe, Protools.)
– Languages: Fluent in French, English and Georgian. Conversational Russian.
– Three citizenships (US, French and Georgian). Educated in the US, Austria, Chad, Belgium and France.
– Avid European soccer and rugby fan.
2009 National Broadcast Education Association awards: 3rd place – Radio Feature Reporting Category, for a story about a student who whistles operas (“The campus whistler.”)