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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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 — 244 followers, 1,888 tweets

Jul 20, 2017

#CampNaNoWriMoWinner2017 Another fiction writing goal knocked out, despite the competing forces of work and grad school.

Jul 05, 2017

@WNYC #NYCSuperpower Mine is being able to zig-zag through crowds at Penn Station, and dodge people walking two abreast on the sidewalk.

Jun 15, 2017

As someone who is trying to get a steampunk novel built and out of the hangar, this article really hit home for me. 

May 10, 2017

@NCIS_CBS @SeanHMurray Nicely fainted, Sean! (I trust that there was a mattress or a gym mat on the floor behind you?)

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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.


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.