Mom. Journalist. Unleashed genie (genealogist).

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Biography

I'm a 35-year journalist (40 if you count the time I spent working at my hometown paper after school in the afternoons) who has never not asked questions. Getting paid for it has been the icing on the cake. I've worked at The Oak Ridger in Tennessee, The Cleveland Plain-Dealer, The Charlotte Obse...

What was your first job as a journalist?

I worked for The Oak Ridger newspaper in Oak Ridge, Tn doing a little bit of everything.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Lord, yes and the glue pot and the red grease pencil and the pica stick. O.K. So I'm "seasoned."

How is social media changing news?

It might be fast and the flavor of the month but it's giving people a cursory look at news.