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.
Islam Israel Egypt Bahrain Palestine Saudi Arabia Middle East Libya Terrorism Afghanistan Drones Counterterrorism Pakistan Lebanon Syria Islam In America
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.
Have you ever used a typewriter?
Family had one when I was a kid. I liked the sound the keys made. But that was before I could read.
globalpost.com — Brazil is believed to be the world's largest crack market, with over a million users. Evangelical church groups are now stepping in to clean them up.
globalpost.com — Roaring '20s 'Great Gatsby' is set to be a Cannes showstopper, just as France sinks into a new recession. The irony surely is not lost on Mssr. Hollande.
globalpost.com — The UN is expected to pass a resolution condemning Syria's government and recognizing the Syrian National Coalition.
wired.com — We now live in a world where public servants informing the public about government behavior or wrongdoing must practice the tradecraft of drug dealers and spies. Otherwise, these informants could get caught in the web of administrations that view George Orwell's 1984 as an operations manual.
globalpost.com — A new ad campaign by a peanut company in Japan has people wondering what kind of hallucinatory drugs were needed to create this idea. Nut company Tange & Nakimushi created a series of photos of cats made into sushi and then a video inventing a bizarre back story.
washingtonpost.com — Dorje Gurung, the Nepali teacher who was imprisoned last week in Qatar on charges of insulting Islam, has been freed following an international outcry. Gurung, a chemistry teacher at the prestigious Qatar Academy, was fired after an exchange with his students last month.
globalpost.com — Guatemala's US-backed former ruler Efrain Rios Montt is guilty of genocide and war crimes against indigenous villagers, a Guatemalan court said in a landmark verdict. But will his 80-year jail sentence stand?
wired.com — Afghan officials say they've got video of a man overseeing the torture of Afghan civilians. Exactly who ordered the man to torture is a matter of fierce dispute - and also helps explain this year's erosion of trust between Washington and Kabul.
Have a Story?Send Pitch
Share This Profile