A huge change
My career has been an amazing experience... Having the ability to start out as a newscast producer and evolve into a social media expert is one of a kind. The transition from traditional to non-traditional was huge. Well, it's time to announce another huge change.
In two weeks, I'm stepping down as KOMU's interactive director and will become AARP's manager of social communications and strategy. It's a chance to train social media skills on the national and regional level and remain in Columbia, MO. I'll have a chance to build curriculum online through documentation, webinars and who knows what I'll be able to come up with!
My nine and a half years at Mizzou and KOMU was amazing. It feels strange to step away. But this new opportunity is so exciting. I can't wait to see the potential.
To my students, you still have me as an ear and eye. I will never break my promise to be there for you. Please know I did not take this job because I don't like teaching you. I LOVE teaching you. Helping you grow as journalists has been an incredible gift. I took this job because my family deserves and needed me in a job that helped push me even further and help fund our needs. You have me forever even if I'm working at the AARP.
Thank you the many people who have supported me as I've grown in my career. It's been a remarkable ride an I can't wait to see what's next.