Jerriann Sullivan

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A little bit about me

Hello and thanks for stopping by my corner of the web. 

Communicating using the written word is my life, starting with my third grade award winning plays to my current role as a digital news editor for NBC’s Orlando affiliate. 

Reporter

I covered the Trayvon Martin shooting and George Zimmerman trial from Orlando and the FBI killing of Ibragim Todashev. My work for both was featured in the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and almost every news organization Tribune Media owns. 

I discovered my passion for the news when I was fortunate enough to become the managing editor of the student newspaper at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts, which led to an invitation for a summer educational internship at Columbia University in New York.

I’ve worked for newspapers, magazines, websites and television studios owned by Gannett, Hearst and the Chicago Tribune. At the Chicago Tribune, I helped the web team on their Blagojevich on Trial site, which can be viewed here.

Web editor

At the Orlando Sentinel, I overhauled and streamlined the social media outreach and engagement program, while assisting the breaking news team cover the Casey Anthony trial. Additionally, I redesigned the mobile site and iPhone apps and launched their first iPad app.

My social media campaign paid off and I grew the Sentinel’s online reader engagement and audience by 317% in less than 18 months. At the same time, I freelanced and lectured at colleges and universities across the state of Florida on topics including journalism, social media, technology and the challenges facing current and future students.

Blogger

I have been blogging since 2008 and was offered a prestigious internship with CNN based on my posts on journalism, traveling, politics, art and living. On this blog you will find all of that and more. 

Questions? Drop me a line at me@jerriann.net.