Black belt wordsmith, voracious reader, Olympic-class quipster and punnery sergeant. Loves tea, dogs, hiking, prog rock, NCIS and Doctor Who.

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Biography

I have been a professional reporter and editor in the New York/New Jersey area for the past six years. Much of my work has been with North Jersey Media Group, where I am currently a staff member with the Essex weeklies division.

My strengths are in doing research-based pieces (including public r...

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@eyechart Yeah, imagine what it'd be like trying to get a concert grand piano down there. Or a full-size pipe organ.
@NandosUSA Weren't you guys the eatery that did the Boneless Chicken, Spineless Congress special deal back during the last shutdown? Might have to bring that back for an encore... #shutdown2018
@evilkittenator @ReadingGPodcast @littlebrown Interesting! I'll have to check those out. I keep a lot of small notebooks around for writing down story ideas and stuff, and I can fill one up pretty quickly. Partly because I have a lot of ideas, but mostly because my handwriting's pretty big.
@ReadingGPodcast @littlebrown @evilkittenator You know, I think I've got that exact same Moleskine. (For writing down story ideas and plot points and all.)
Well, @CNN, @nytimes and @washingtonpost, if the Idiot-In-Chief is calling you guys out as fake news, it must mean that you're doing your jobs. Keep on being awesome. :)
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What was your first job as a journalist?

I had an internship with the Hampton Roads Daily Press in Virginia when I graduated from college.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Aside from playing with my mom's old typewriter as a kid, no.

How is social media changing news?

There's more of a sense that readers can interact with the story (and the news team), a lot more than was the case 10 to 15 years ago.

Awards

New Jersey Press Association

2014 - Investigative Reporting
I received two awards for investigative reporting, a first-place and a second-place, for the Glen Ridge Voice's coverage of the arrest of Glen Ridge's borough registrar on charges of theft.

New Jersey Press Association

2012 - Feature Writing
I received this award for a four-part history series I researched and wrote on the Glen Ridge Public Library's 100th anniversary.