I have a wide array of experience in journalism and communications work. Here are some samples:


STORIES FROM VIRGINIA

A Virginia native, I have spent 15+ years reporting on K-12 education, higher education, politics, culture, music, arts and remarkable people in the Commonwealth. A few samples (you can see more on my LinkedIn page):  

Going Analog: When it’s time to take a break from social media and engage in real life

Marvin Anderson, who was exonerated after serving a full sentence for a crime he didn't commit

Peter Hamby (now head of Snapchat's news department) and his work at CNN

"The Moment Was Right." The first day of legal same-sex marriage in Virginia (scroll to third story)

Sen. Tim Kaine, in a 2008 profile while he was governor of Virginia

Musicology of Richmond: Punk, jazz, math rock, folk and so much more. I led this project and invited notable musicians and historians to take part in this study of Richmond's music from 1980 to 2010. 

 

stories from brazil

Learn about children's lives in a rural community in northeastern Brazil, Sao Geraldo, and see where and how they live.  

 

stories from guatemala

Travels through Guatemala's highlands, where the poverty rate is about 80 percent and few children stay in school past sixth grade

 

on the radio

I'm a longtime volunteer at WRIR-LP 97.3 FM, a community nonprofit radio station run by volunteers. I host Wednesday Breakfast Blend each week, 6-8 a.m. EST, playing R&B, funk, soul and pop mainly from the '60s and '70s (or newer artists with the same vibe). You can listen at wrir.org/listen, and shows are archived for two weeks in the Music Show Archives. The show has a Facebook group, too. 

Also, I am one of Open Source RVA's correspondents, reporting and conducting interviews and panel discussions about local issues: politics, race, history, the arts, business, music and more. I work on the marketing and social media committees for the station, too.