Editor at Patch. Formerly Web/tech reporter for CNN. Rain dog. Space cowboy. Pop culture vulture. RTs = canon.

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News nerd at Nerdwallet.com. Formerly CNN.com tech/web/social media reporter. Geek. Rocker. Wearer of guyaberas.

What was your first job as a journalist?

General assignment reporter at The Coastal Courier, a three-times-a-week paper in Hinesville, Ga.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Jimmy Olsen.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

Being a journalist means remembering you work for your reader, not your sources.