Resume

EXPERIENCE

The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va.
Reporter, October 2012-present
• Currently covering courts and public safety. Previously covered crime and general assignment in Virginia Beach.

Casper Star-Tribune, Casper, Wyo.
Features Reporter, November 2008-October 2012
• Wrote short- and long-form feature stories both on and off the news for Wyoming’s statewide daily newspaper.
• Responsible for finding my own stories on Wyoming’s people and places that could move and inspire. These stories ran on A1 and city and state section fronts. Also reported regularly for weekly Lifestyles and WeekEnder (arts and entertainment) sections. Contributed to Health and Open Spaces (outdoors) sections.
• Collaborated with photojournalists, designers and other members of the features team to develop projects and packages.
• Part of a three-person reporting team that produced a two-year, 105-part weekly Sunday series profiling Wyoming’s World War II veterans, “They Served with Honor.” The series was published as a book in March 2012.

Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, Va.
Business News Intern, Summer 2007

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, Mo.
News Intern, Spring 2007

The Citizens’ Voice, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 
News Intern, Summer 2006

 

EDUCATION 

Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism, Evanston, Ill. 
• Bachelor of Science in Journalism, minor in Italian, June 2008
• Studied in Italy at the Università degli Studi di Padova, Fall 2006

The Medill Innocence Project, Evanston, Ill. 
Investigative Journalism Team Member, Fall 2007

The Daily Northwestern, Evanston, Ill. 
Fall 2005 – Winter 2007

 

AWARDS

• Virginia Press Association Awards:
– Third place, In-depth or Investigative Reporting, 2016 (three-person team award)
– First place, Feature Story Writing, 2015

• Top of the Rockies, third place, News Feature, 2012

• Wyoming Press Association Pacemaker Awards:
– Second place, Feature Story, 2011
– Honorable mention, Special Merit, 2011
– First place, Special Merit for yearlong “They Served with Honor” series, 2010
– Second place, Feature Story, 2010
– Second place, Info Graphic, 2010
– Second place, News Feature, 2009

• Wyoming State Historical Society, Publications Award for “They Served with Honor,” 2010

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