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The Houston Chronicle Houston, Texas November 2012 – Present
►Reporter 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 a $7 billion plan to remake one of the region’s largest freeways.
► Beat responsibilities include county, state and federal policy, as well as social effects of commuting in area of 6.7 million people. Notable: Led coverage statewide on roadway safety of drivers, pedestrians and cyclists, including transit’s lack of adequate safety planning and public education.
► Co-writer of main stories related to landfall of Hurricane Harvey and flood aftermath in Houston area, staff finalist for 2018 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news.
The Press-Enterprise Riverside, Calif. April 2008- October 2012
► 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 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.