Enterprise reporter at the Rapid City Journal and author of "Calvin Coolidge in the Black Hills."

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I bring a lifetime of South Dakota-based experience to my job covering the people, politics and environment of the Mount Rushmore State.

I grew up in the small towns of Wessington Springs and Kimball, earned my journalism degree from South Dakota State University and spent 11 years at The Daily ...

What was your first job as a journalist?

State Capitol reporting intern for the South Dakota Newspaper Association's Community News Service.

How is social media changing news?

It's increasingly the way stories get found, rather than on the printed page or by going directly to a website.

What advice can you offer to aspiring journalists?

"When the phone rings, answer it." -- Bob Schieffer. He answered a ringing phone on Nov. 22, 1963, and it was Lee Harvey Oswald's mother.


South Dakota Newspaper Association Outstanding Young Journalist