Breaking news reporter for the Hattiesburg American, otherwise art and music lover, gadget geek and news junkie. Find me at the beach.

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Digital and social media editor for the Hattiesburg American in south Mississippi. I have been a reporter, photographer, copy editor, page designer, features editor, opinion writer and mobile journalist. Now I do all of the above and more.

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Government shuts down as lawmakers still searching for a deal - CNN 
RT @USMPhysPlant: DETOUR ALERT: @Hattiesburg_MS has begun paving Montague Boulevard from Golden Eagle Avenue to 38th Avenue. Please b…
OK. The geek in me is coming out. I mean who tracks trivia like this? Buzz Aldrin took the first #selfie in space - in 1966! 
Because if you're going to steal a truck, make sure it's not just any truck! 
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What was your first job as a journalist?

I was a page designer for The Sun Herald in Biloxi, Miss. I worked nights. I loved the job, but not the hours.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. I learned to type on a manual typewriter at a summer program whenI was 8.

How is social media changing news?

Social media gives more of a sense of immediacy to news. It is also more interactive. And, mistakes are easier to make, harder to clean up.

Mississippi Press Association

2011 - Best website
Second-place award for best website for a daily newspaper in Mississippi.

Associated Press Media Editors

2011 - Best website
Second-place award for best website in Division III for a daily newspaper in Mississippi and Louisiana.