Digital news editor, @chicagotribune & @ChiTribBiz. Proud son of Kansas City. Surprisingly prone to typos. Tweets are my own; RT ≠ endorsement, etc, etc.

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In past lives I've been news editor at DNAinfo Chicago, digital editor at the Lawrence Journal-World, covered Cook County government and public health for two dead rags, reported on the 2008 presidential campaign for MTV and worked as Web producer for the Chicago Reader.

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@AlexParker — 2,460 followers, 19,211 tweets

Sep 21, 2017

Mr. Pibb is now known as Pibb Extra. Who knew?

Sep 21, 2017

RT @thehill: Puerto Rico could be without power for 6 months, San Juan mayor warns

Sep 21, 2017

RT @_cingraham: My God: fertility rates in Flint, MI before and after the city switched to lead-poisoned Flint River water…

Sep 21, 2017

Not that I'm not a great follow on Twitter, but I'm always surprised when folks who follow tens of thousands unfollow me.

Sep 21, 2017

@hellocarolynj @Thrillist I'll have to check it out next time I'm home. Perhaps something for @ThrillistMatt to include in his next round

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What was your first job as a journalist?

General assignment reporter, Lawrence Journal-World

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Steve Doocy

What does it mean to be a journalist?

Protecting the public interest and piquing curiosity by informing and entertaining readers.

Investigative Reporters and Editors Award

2013 - Investigation triggered by breaking news - Finalist
Our report detailed Boy Scout leaders in Kansas named in the incriminating report on sexual predators in the Boy Scouts.

Kansas City Press Club

2013 - Profile
Honored for a profile of the Mass Street Mob, soccer fans from Lawrence, Kan., who root for Sporting Kansas City.