What was your first job as a journalist?
Aside internships in school, I was a fill-in reporter in Olympia, WA for the Northwest News Network. I am ever thankful for that break!
What does it mean to be a journalist?
Different things, to different people. I see a journalist as an über-citizen, deeply engaged in wanting to make society better with info.
How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?
With personalized engagement. Please realize a radio report needs characters, scenes, and sounds, and not just figures and talking heads.