Covering cannabis for @ocregister and other @digitalfirst publications. Check out our website @thecannifornian for more on California's newly legal weed scene.

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Biography

I’ve covered everything from women’s rights in Ghana to the pot penny stock market. My multimedia work has appeared in local and national publications, including The New York Resident, Vegas Seven magazine and Running Times.

I embrace my watchdog role, with a series of stories about the city of V...

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@JournoBrooke — 2,010 followers, 2,847 tweets

Nov 22, 2017

Everyone go see @LadyBirdMovie. I saw it Saturday and can’t stop thinking about it. Gerwig better get some love this awards season. Lord knows Hollywood needs some HERoes.

Nov 21, 2017

Traveling for the holidays? Planning to bring some cannabis along? Here's what you should know.  http://www.thecannifornian.com/cannabis-culture/travel/legal-fly-road-trip-weed/ 

Nov 21, 2017

@HighMindedCast @cannabist @VinnieChant @ARobWriter @BeingAlexP Aaaand tagged the wrong amazing journalist named Alicia in that tweet. Let's try @aliciawallace this time!

Nov 21, 2017

And while you're at it, follow @HighMindedCast, the new cannabis-focused podcast from the groundbreaking @cannabist team including @VinnieChant @ARobWriter and @BeingAlexP https://t.co/CcWV1aqeos

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I was teaching English when the principal asked me to oversee the student paper. I learned along with my students, discovering my passion.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

The electronic kind throughout high school. When my college roommate offered to let me use her computer, I discovered a whole new world.

How is social media changing news?

We have unfiltered access to insight, sources and readers around the globe. Can breed laziness and errors or deeper, more informed work.

California Newspaper Publishers Association's Better Newspapers Contest

2013 - Breaking News
My article about a teen who shot his father during a hunting trip took first place in this statewide contest.

California Newspaper Publishers Association's Better Newspapers Contest

2012 - Environmental coverage
I wrote a series of stories about a sewage pipeline break that earned a blue ribbon during the statewide contest.