Videos An incomplete list of some of my favorite stories I have worked on over the years.Updated January 2020 Peace by Piece Productions – “Doing Our Art, Doing Our Part” (Director’s Cut)Meet founders Alexis Roberts, Ayesha Hoda and Jocelyn Brown and a young student activist — part of Peace by Piece Productions, a Bronx-based organization empowering young people through performance, visual art and social justice activism. May 2019 Directed, Shot and Edited by Alva French I produced, edited and voiced this explainer as a staff video producer at Reuters on Prince Harry and Meghan’s decision to step back from the British royal family. Published on Twitter on January 10, 2020. What Are the Chances of Goldman or Blackstone Buying BlackRock? – Reuters Breakingviews 2020 PredictionsPublished on Reuters.com on 12/24/2019I shot, directed and edited this video as a staff video producer at Reuters. Reuters Breakingviews Europe columnist Chris Thompson with his 2020 prediction of the global car market. #BMW #Daimler I produced and edited this video as a staff video producer at Reuters. Published on Reuters.com on December 19, 2019 Six Suicides, One Year, One High School Published April 2019I did the voice over narration for this short documentary for the Wall Street Journal. The video was edited by another member of the WSJ.com video team. MADOFF: The Fraud of the Century Directed by Mélanie Dalsace for Paris-based CPB FilmsI worked as a bilingual fixer in New York City in 2018 for this TV documentary broadcast on French Television. I’m Running To Be America’s First Black Woman GovernorPublished May 2018I pitched this profile of Stacey Abrams in Winter 2018, and filmed this video profile on location in Savannah, Georgia as a one-person band. Later, I scripted and edited this video, posted as part of BuzzFeed News’ coverage of the Georgia Governor’s race in 2018. Chicago Teens Join Parkland To Fight Gun Violence These teenagers fighting gun violence in Chicago say the country has reacted very differently to their activism efforts than it has to the Parkland students’ efforts. So the two groups are teaming up to call for gun control.I pitched this video, then filmed it as a one-person band on location in Chicago, later scripted, and edited the video published on BuzzFeed News’ online platforms in March 2018 Published February 2018This Vintage Shop Lets You Own A Piece of Black HistoryI pitched this news video for Black History Month 2018, then scripted, filmed and edited this for BuzzFeed News and its social media platforms. Erica Garner — activist and daughter of Eric Garner, who died from a police chokehold — has died at 27 after a heart attack pic.twitter.com/hRpHJIuh8l— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) December 30, 2017Published December 2017I scripted and edited this video on the death of activist Erica Garner for BuzzFeed News’ online platforms. "You stole my light, Larry Nassar, and I am now taking it back."Former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison after more than 100 women shared painful stories of sexual abuse over seven days in court. pic.twitter.com/sS501TYphz— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) January 24, 2018Published January 2018I scripted and edited this video of Former Team USA Gymnasts speaking out against the sexual abuse they endured while in former Dr. Larry Nassar’s care. Pro-Trump singer Joy Villa says the president's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski slapped her butt pic.twitter.com/5Q1hOBAWLW— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) December 27, 2017I scripted and edited this video in December 2017 for BuzzFeed News digital platforms. America’s student loan crisis hits the working poor especially hard (Reuters.tv)Lakisha Johnson is a homeless single mother in Philadelphia. She was hoping to move out of a homeless shelter and into a new apartment with her daughter using her tax refund. The U.S. Department of education had other plans, as a Reuters review found the federal agency is clamping down on borrowers who have defaulted on their student loans by garnishing their wages, holding back IRS refunds, and reducing Social Security benefits. July 25, 2017 I field produced this video on location in Philadelphia, and later collaborated with the text reporter to script her narration based on her special report on student loans. I edited this video to accompany that special report. Louisiana pipeline pits bayous vs. pipelinesJody Meche and his fellow crawfishermen are joining forces with environmentalists to protect southern Louisiana wetlands from the Bayou Bridge pipeline expansion, set to begin crude oil delivery later this year. Alva French Reports. Published February 22, 2017I scripted, narrated and edited this video report for Reuters. New app brings mom & pop pizzerias into the digital age Ilir Sela took his passion for pizza and created a delivery app, Slice, that targets the tens of thousands of underserved small town pizza shops nationwide trying to hold their own against the big guys in food and pizza delivery. Alva French reports. August 4, 2017 I pitched, filmed as a one-woman band, scripted, narrated and edited this for Reuters.tv. Coach buys Kate Spade for $2.4 billionHandbag maker Coach Inc. said it would buy Kate Spade & Co for $2.4 billion as it looks to tap the popularity of its smaller rival’s quirky satchels and totes among millennials. May 8, 2017. I scripted, edited and narrated this video for Reuters.tv. Published June 8, 2017Bars open early for Comey’s Senate testimonyBars across the US opened early so that folks could watch Former FBI director James Comey’s long anticipated Senate testimony about possible interference by Russia in the 2016 presidential election. I pitched, narrated, filmed the NYC scenes and interviews, as well as edited this breaking news piece for Reuters. LES ROUTES DE L’ESCLAVAGE (Slavery Routes) Documentary mini-series produced by Paris-based CPB Films, broadcast on ARTE France in May 2018I worked as a bilingual field producer and location scout on this documentary in NYC for CPB Films. L’immigration, un problème économique? (Immigration, an Economic Problem?)I worked as a bilingual field producer on this segment on the Senegalese community in New York City for director Caroline Pochon and Paris-based Les Films d’Ici. The segment was broadcast on the news magazine “Déchiffrage” (“Decoding”) for ARTE France in 2015. Bill Clinton’s Meet the Press Interview The 42nd president talks wealth and politics, foreign policy and marijuana legalization. June 29, 2014 I pre-produced and co-field produced this segment in Denver as part of coverage of the CGI America conference as a staff producer at NBC’s Meet The Press. PRESS Pass: Anita Hill: “Incredibly flawed” Process put Clarence Thomas on the Court Professor Anita Hill on the documentary about the Supreme Court confirmation hearings that made her famous. July 10, 2014 I produced this segment as a producer at NBC’s Meet The Press. Boston Strong: The Marathon Bombing One Year LaterDavid Gregory’s full discussion in Boston, MA with a special roundtable and a group of first responders on the impact of the bombing and how the city is recovering as we approach the one year anniversary. April 13, 2014 I pre-produced, booked, and field produced this segment on location in Boston as a producer of NBC’s Meet The Press. Maya Angelou remembers Nelson Mandela NBC News correspondent Harry Smith talks with author Maya Angelou about her friendship with Nelson Mandela. December 8, 2013 I booked and co-produced this segment as producer on NBC’s Meet The Press in the wake of Nelson Mandela’s death. Bombing survivor climbs Vienna hillA survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing who lost her left leg climbs a large hill in Europe to symbolize her struggle. Dec. 1, 2013 I co-produced this segment as a producer on NBC’s Meet The Press. A teenager whose photograph appeared on the front page of the New York Post in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings says he was stunned to see himself portrayed as a potential suspect. (April 18, 2013) I scripted and edited this video as a staff video producer for AP. Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez Has Died Vice President Nicolas Maduro says Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died at age 58. (March 5, 2013) I wrote and edited this piece from archival and news sources as a staff video producer at AP. Last Tag Looms for 5Pointz Published by the NYC News Service at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism May 18, 2011. I filmed and edited this video as a graduate student at CUNY J-school.