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Biography

(Note - this profile is still in progress.)

What was your first job as a journalist?

My first professional job was writing for a small sports paper in Irvine, Calif., while still in high school.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I used one until high school, but I skipped over the entire "word processor" movement and went directly to an Apple and then a PC.

How is social media changing news?

It's not only creating a higher level of reader engagement, but it's helping increase accountability.

duPont Award from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism

2015 - Outstanding Public Service
Award honors NPR's "Guilty And Charged" series: http://www.npr.org/series/313986316/guilty-and-charged

Peabody Award

2012
Honored as part of the team for the NPR's series Native Foster Care: Lost Children, Shattered Families. http://www.npr.org/series/141763531/native-foster-care-lost-children-shattered-families