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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@ErinMRoll — 230 followers, 1,944 tweets

Nov 15, 2017

@NaNoWriMo @thebestjasmine I've been working on setting up a "noveling playlist." Only problem is, for me it's nigh on impossible to narrow it down - should I go for songs about writing? Or songs that match the novel's theme? (Le sigh.)

Nov 14, 2017

@NCIS_CBS @BrianDietzen Happy birthday to our favorite autopsy gremlin, and please tell me you had the cake up in the squadroom and not in the autopsy suite. (Scorpios rule.)

Nov 14, 2017

@jdawsey1 @AshleyRParker One major difference is that a tea kettle is something I would actually like to find in my kitchen.

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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.