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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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RT @bobsmietana: My friends up north wonder why Republicans—and especially evangelicals—are sticking with Roy Moore. My evangelical…

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MI Lt. Gov. has op-ed: "Being smart on crime is changing lives," touts mental health treatment, prisoner education 

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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."