What was your first job as a journalist?
I covered four small towns when I first started working for the Journal Inquirer in Manchester, Conn. in 2007. Lots and lots of meetings.
Have you ever used a typewriter?
Yes. My family didn't get a computer with Internet access until I was probably 13 or 14, so until then, I used a typewriter. I hated it and don’t really understand why my peers romanticize the typewriter.
How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?
I prefer concise pitches that can somehow tie into a larger trend. I hate buzzwords like "innovative." Show, don't tell.