Director of Public Affairs, Veterans Outreach, Bergmann &
October 2014 - present
Write Morning Muster, a daily blog about veterans' issues; manage
public relations as it pertains to veterans' appeals cases; handle
advertising, marketing and outreach; write editorials, press releases,
content for the website.
Health Policy Reporter, USA TODAY
December 2010 - October 2014
Cover the Affordable Care Act, as well as stories that affect health care
at the policy level, including Medicaid and Medicare
Reporter, Times News Service
February 2007 - December 2010
Military health, medical and science reporter for Army Times, Navy
Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times. Specialize in military
disability retirement system, military healthcare sytem, post-traumatic
stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries.
Reporter, The Army Times, A Gannett Newspaper
November 2005 - February 2007
General assignment/Army culture reporter, which means getting at the
societal issues and trends within the military as a culture
Reporter, The Chicago Tribune
June 2005 - September 2005
General assignment intern position on the city desk at The Chicago
Freelance writer and editor
Wrote business and lifestyles for the (Boulder) Daily Camera, breaking
news for The Associated Press and science stories for NASA. Wrote
Lifestyles features and news stories for The Denver Post. Wrote college
newsletters for Flashpoint.com, a division of Reader's Digest. Wrote
business stories for Indieplanet.net, and covered sports and fitness for
Chickclick.com. Proofread University of Alaska Professor Jason
Ohler's "Then What?"-- a fictional novel about the future of technology.
Wrote a chapter about finances for The Emergency Divorce Handbook
for Women, edited by Angela Hoy. Worked as publications manager
for Colorado Press Association organizing educational opportunities for
journalists, as well as writing for and editing their monthly publication,
The Editor. Taught newswriting, and editing and page design at the
University of Northern Colorado, and beginning writing classes at the
University of Colorado.
Reporter, The Oregonian
July 2000--July 2001
Covered family issues stories, developed family beat, wrote weekly
people features, covered breaking news, covered education news.
Reporter, The Salt Lake Tribune
October 1998--January 2000
Covered crime and police in Salt Lake City, specialized in Straight Edge
gang activity, criminal DNA testing, minority issues and
Reporter, Ogden Standard-Examiner
October 1997--January 1998
Covered education at the local, state and national levels; edited and
paginated newspaper when necessary.
Editor, Rocky Mountain Collegian
May 1997--June 1997
Managed 90-person staff and $100,000 budget; read and edited for
content all stories that appeared in the paper; prepared special story
packages and organized investigative-reporting projects; coached
writers and desk editors.
Communications specialist, U.S. Army
August 1989--August 1993
Served as Unit Public Affairs representative and company photographer.
Served in the Persian Gulf War, Somalia and in Homestead, Fla. during
the Hurricane Andrew relief effort.
May 2007 -- Master's in journalism from University of Colorado.
Thesis, published in February 2007 in Army Times, details Army's
disability retirement system and the conditions at Walter Reed Army
May 1997 -- BA in technical journalism from Colorado State
University. GPA 3.4; Journalism graduate of the year.
* Quark XPress 3.3 * Adobe Photoshop 3.1 * Flatbed scanning *
*Unisys * SpeedWriter * Photography * Internet searches * HTML
*Pagemaker * Microsoft Publisher * Access * Excel * Outlook *
*Powerpoint * Word
Denver Press Club
Colorado Press Association
Military Reporters and Editors - president
|Kelly Kennedy, Editor/Writer
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