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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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Jul 25, 2017

@alysonrmartin No doubt. Times piece today on the talent pool issue. Until there's an accepted way to measure impairment, the conflict will only grow.

Jul 25, 2017

@alysonrmartin Agreed! And state law in RI seems so clear on this issue. Seems it should stand up to appeal.

Jul 25, 2017

@alysonrmartin Great minds... And a great piece! Love little nuggets like that. I vote that all court rulings should open with song lyrics.

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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.