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Objective:

Secure a challenging and exciting position in journalism.

Experience:

The Houston Chronicle        Houston, Texas                      November  2012 – Present

Transportation Writer

► Reporter/blogger on transportation issues related to commuting and movement in one of the fastest-growing, diverse and complex infrastructure areas of the country. Notable: Coverage of Houston’s funding challenges pertaining to explosive growth and future economic investment in roads and rail lines.

► Beat responsibilities include county, state and federal policy, as well as social effects of commuting in area of 6 million people.

The Press-Enterprise            Riverside, Calif.                     April 2008- October 2012

Transportation Reporter

► Responsible for coverage of road, transit and airport reporting in suburban Los Angeles’ Inland Empire region, known some of the worst traffic in the nation. Notable: Coverage of $1.3 billion toll lane project and the area’s first bus rapid transit system, as well as innovations in commuting changes to improve air quality.

► Beat responsibilities include county, state and federal policy, as well as social effects of commuting. Notable: Coverage of federal transportation re-authorization.

The Morning News               Fayetteville, Ark.                 November 2006- April 2008

City Hall Reporter

► Municipal government reporter for dominant city in fast-growing metro region, with concentration on urban growth and development.

► Charged with tailoring coverage to well-educated, progressive readers. Notable: Environmental coverage as city began quest to become a capital of clean industry.

The Times Record                 Fort Smith, Ark.                  July 2005- November 2006

Regional Reporter

► Regional reporter for two-county, 100,000 population area, with focus on local enterprise and regional economic and social development.

Snitch                                     Louisville, Ky.                        May 2003 – December 2004

Writer and editor

► Full-time reporter for crime-oriented weekly newspaper, with special emphasis on legal affairs and criminal trial procedure.

The Evening News                Jeffersonville, Ind.                June 1999 – May 2003

Reporter and editor

► City government beat for largest city, population 30,000. Responsible for public safety coverage. Covered county politics in 90,000-population region for two years.

Various freelance assignments                                             January 1995 – 2008

► Freelanced for international, national and alternative outlets including: Reuters, Associated Press, The (Louisville) Courier-Journal, Chicago Reader and Westword.

Education:

University of Louisville                                 August 1994 – December 1997

► English & philosophy

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