Regional Editor for the Middle East, GlobalPost
I'm the Social Media Editor at GlobalPost. I was the Mideast and Africa Editor. I lived and reported from Indonesia, my favorite place outside of Maine.
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What was your first job as a journalist?
The first company to hire me was the Queens Tribune, where I was the associate editor. Freelanced in New York City before that.
Why did you become a journalist?
Wanted to be a foreign correspondent since high school because I liked to write and felt Americans needed to know more about the world.
globalpost.com — Urban aquaponic farms have the potential to curb food insecurity in the Gaza Strip, United Nations experts say. Israel says the buffer zone it maintains inside Gaza, and which it enforces with live fire, is necessary to prevent Hamas militants from infiltrating Israel and carrying out attacks.
nytimes.com — Pakistan's Interior Ministry has ordered the expulsion of The New York Times bureau chief in Islamabad on the eve of national elections, the newspaper reported on Friday, saying it had strongly protested the move and was seeking his reinstatement.
globalpost.com — KARACHI, Pakistan - The campaigning is over. Starting at 8 a.m. tomorrow, Pakistan's citizens head to the polls to cast their ballots in landmark national elections. The results, say pollsters, are anyone's guess, and will depend heavily on voter turnout. So who will be the group that turns Pakistan's political tide?
globalpost.com — The man is calling for recruits to join the Al Nusra Front, an Al Qaeda affiliate that makes up part of Syria's fragmented armed opposition fighting the government forces of President Bashar al-Assad. As unappealing as that "opportunity" may sound to the average European, the message has resonated with hundreds of youths here who have disappeared from their schools and homes and turned up in Syria.
slate.com — In honor of Mother's Day, share a photo on Twitter or Instagram of your grandmother and tell us her signature dish using the hashtag #grandmacooks. If grandmothers around the world had a rallying cry, it would probably sound something like "You need to eat!"
globalpost.com — Hezbollah's Sheik Hassan Nasrallah also said the group would help attack Israel from Syria. Hezbollah says it is getting weapons from Assad.
globalpost.com — The Syrian Electronic Army has seized control of Twitter accounts belonging to the Onion, the Guardian, the Associated Press, NBC News, NPR and the BBC, bringing their often unpopular perspective of Syria 's civil war to millions of readers worldwide. But who are the individuals that make up the Syrian Electronic Army?
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