Freelance journalist | Former reporter for @theansonrecord. I've had work featured in the @The_Robesonian, @BlkMtnNews, @StanlyNewsandPress and more.

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I joined a weekly community newspaper in 2012 and worked there for five years until 2017, when I became a freelance journalist. Since I was the only staff writer at the paper during much of my time there, I learned to cover most beats, but my fortes are crime, local and regional government, local...

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I was an intern at a community newspaper. After that, I was a general reporter handling all beats at a different community newspaper.

How is social media changing news?

Social media is integrated into stories more, but as before, unofficial word is often inaccurate, and the news is there to provide the info.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

It means giving knowledge, and thus, power to the public. It means setting aside personal bias to report the facts.

North Carolina Press Association

2017 - Arts and Entertainment Reporting
I took first place in Arts and Entertainment Reporting through the North Carolina Press Association for, "Ansonia preps for dark comedy," written for The Anson Record.

North Carolina Press Association

2017 - Beat News Reporting
I took first place in Beat News Reporting for, "Duke defends coal ash storage," published in The Anson Record.