ABOUT

I'm a journalist, multimedia producer, and award-winning editor, focused on the intersection of politics, culture and community. Since 2019, I've been a reporter at MLive and the Muskegon Chronicle, covering government and business from the edge of Lake Michigan.

Originally from the hills of western Massachusetts, I love seeking out human stories that connect us to the places we call home. My work has been featured in the Washington PostPOLITICO MagazineVillage Voice, and elsewhere, and I regularly write about national politics and policy for Vox. I’ve also covered theater at DCist, written features for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and fact-checked for the New York Times.

My career began at the PBS NewsHour, where I was a politics reporter and producer, focusing on criminal justice, policing, and courts. Now I shoot and edit my own video pieces, too. A recipient of the Aubespin Prize from ACES: The Society for Editing, I hold an M.A. from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where I was a Bloomberg Scholar.

 

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