I'm a reporter for the Houston Chronicle, creator of The Observation Post military blog & a former Army officer/Desert Storm vet. Tweets are just my opinions.

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Biography

I'm a metro reporter for the Houston Chronicle. For the most part, I cover breaking news - crimes, fires, that sort if thing. But really, I want to direct.

I was in the Army for about six years before I got into the news biz. I was a lieutenant in charge of a platoon of artillery forward observer...

What was your first job as a journalist?

The first 'paying' job i had as a journalist was with the Garland News - a suburban twice weekly in the Dallas area.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I learned to type on a typewriter - one of those old gray monsters, forged from iron and heavy as an anvil. (seemingly)

How is social media changing news?

Multi-platforming and a race to break news via Twitter