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.

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.