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Web editor, freelance feature-writer and reporter. Science, health, food, travel and the environment are special interests, but my work spans a broad and often surprising spectrum of topics - from craft beer to Ferraris.

Formerly filing editor at New Zealand news agency NZME, online editor at nzh...

What was your first job as a journalist?

My first job post-graduation was as a night producer for talk radio. As a reporter, I got my start at the Eastern Courier, in Auckland, NZ.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Gus from season five of The Wire. No contest.

Did you work for your high school newspaper? If so, what did you do there?

No, but I wrote a column on high-school events called "College Comments" for my local newspaper.