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Religion Reporter at the Detroit Free Press since 2007.
B.A., Columbia College, Columbia University
M.S., Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University

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Sep 20, 2017

The city of Detroit's white population increased from 7.8% in 2011 to 10.2% in 2016. Still the smallest % of whites among big cities in U.S.

Sep 20, 2017

RT @CBSNews: Playing tackle football before age 12 dramatically increases risk for brain problems later in life, new study finds…

Sep 20, 2017

Michigan rabbi delves into relationships and reconciliation in book on coping with loss of loved ones  #RoshHashanah

Sep 20, 2017

RT @Rewire_News: "Some say it was part of eugenics. We say it was genocide."  The policy of forced sterilization of…

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A reporter for the daily newspaper at my college, the Columbia Daily Spectator.

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Society of Professional Journalists Award

2015 - Localization of National Story
First-Place Excellent in Journalism Award from SPJ-Detroit for stories about how the rise of ISIS affected metro Detroiters.

Society of Professional Journalists Award

2014 - Best Profile
First Place SPJ-Detroit for a profile of the first American to die in Syria's civil war. Judges’ comments: "What an interesting topic. And such a challenging reporting job, given the circumstances of Mansfield's death. I'm sure many reporters in Detroit wish they'd written this piece. Nice detail throughout. Great sources, some of whom surely weren't eager to talk. Some of the father's quotes stuck with me long after I'd finished reading."