Reporter for @CNNNewsource. @JohnsHopkins & @columbiajourn alum. Frequent flier. Runner. Clarinet nerd. Anxious Mets fan. RTs not endorsements. Opinions mine.

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Multiplatform journalist currently covering the 2016 presidential race for CNN Newsource, based in Washington. Johns Hopkins, Peabody Conservatory and Columbia J-School alum.

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Jul 26, 2017

"Repeal only" health care amendment fails in Senate on 45-55 vote. 7 Republicans vote no.

Jul 26, 2017

Senate health care votes originally planned for 1130a delayed to 330p.

Jul 26, 2017

Hospital says that Rep. Steve Scalise, injured in GOP baseball team practice shooting on June 14, has been discharged

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What was your first job as a journalist?

My first paycheck from a news outlet came at age 9, when I won the Times Herald-Record (Middletown, NY) holiday writing contest.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

In 2nd grade, I insisted that my dad pull out his typewriter so I could type up an assignment and make it look "professional."

Why did you become a journalist?

Journalism takes me places I never dreamed I'd go, and then I get to relay and share those experiences.