Downtown Indy reporter at @indystar. Proud @michiganstateu grad. My tweets represent my employer.

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The world of news should be a more connected and interactive space. I strive to bring that to readers.

After graduating from Michigan State in 2005 (and taking various internships during college), I went to The Indianapolis Star as a community news reporter.

I covered school board meetings, cops ...

What was your first job as a journalist?

As an intern: The Bay City Times in Bay City, Mich. Real world job: The Indianapolis Star. Haven't moved far.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

It just so happens that I inherited my grandmother's typewriter from the 1940s. Maybe "use" is a loose term...

How is social media changing news?

It saved the industry. The news is still the same. The way we get it has changed in virtually every way.