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I'm a writer/journalist for hire based in Illinois, currently serving as the Decatur Herald & Review's breaking news reporter.

I received my B.S. in Journalism from Bradley University in 2015. There, I served as a reporter-turned-editor for the Bradley Scout.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Writing for the Bradley Scout – the best college newspaper in the state, if not the world (I'm biased).

Have you ever used a typewriter?

A few times when I was young. I mostly wrote stuff like "jkslfalkhfdjfas."

How is social media changing news?

We get it faster, and the amount of people that receive it within seconds is out of this world.


Illinois College Press Association Award

2015 - Critical Review - First Place
I received an ICPA award for a "dueling review" of the movie "Interstellar" with an ex-Bradley Scouter. A link to the review can be found here: The awards are bestowed upon students who write for college/university publications throughout the state of Illinois.