I'm a freelance journalist, video producer, and award-winning editor, focused on the intersection of politics, culture and the built environment — in other words, the forces that shape the places we call home.
Originally from the hills of western Massachusetts, I’m now based in Milwaukee where I work as a contributing politics/policy reporter and editor at Vox. Most recently, I covered local government and business at MLive and the Muskegon Chronicle, in west Michigan, and election administration at Wisconsin Watch. My freelance work has appeared in the Washington Post, POLITICO Magazine, Village Voice, Hyperallergic, and a variety of regional and local publications, online and in print. 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. I’m also an editor-for-hire; a recipient of the Aubespin Prize from ACES: The Society for Editing, I have tweaked, tightened and/or restructured manuscripts, academic dissertations, and nonprofit communications materials.
My reporting has been supported by grants and training opportunities from the Solutions Journalism Network, the New York National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics). I hold an M.A. from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where I was a Bloomberg Scholar.