I'm a reporter at the DC-based news startup Grid, where I write about modern myth-making -- also known as mis- and disinformation.
Originally from the hills of western Massachusetts, I'm passionate about the intersection of politics, culture and the built environment — in other words, the forces that shape the places we call home. These days, I'm reporting on how online worlds and media spaces shape our lives, too.
Prior to Grid, I worked as a contributing politics/policy reporter and editor at Vox, election administration wonk based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and a community reporter in Muskegon, Michigan. My freelance work has appeared in the Washington Post, POLITICO Magazine, Village Voice, Hyperallergic, and a variety of regional and local publications, including DCist and the Philadelphia Inquirer, online and in print.
My career began at the PBS NewsHour, where I was a politics reporter and producer, focusing on criminal justice, policing, and courts. A recipient of the Aubespin Prize from ACES: The Society for Editing, 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.