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. I also cover politics and fashion for national outlets.

A few samples (you can see more on my LinkedIn page):  

Heated Words, But No Violence, at Virginia Confederate Statue Rally

Times of Vice: Journalist Roben Farzad delivers a nonfiction book about Miami's cocaine boom

Do Virginia’s ‘Pro-Family’ Groups Support Policies That Help Women and Children?

Son of the Shore: A late political bloomer, Ralph Northam sought office out of frustration with the state legislature

Dressing for Work: What a reporter, consultant, project manager wear to feel confident, comfortable and powerful

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. 

 

INTERNATIONAL WORK

Learn about children's lives in a rural community in northeastern Brazil, Sao Geraldo. 

I also have written and edited stories about children's experiences in rural Guatemala and edited situation reports on emergencies worldwide, including typhoons and earthquakes. I've also written internal communications stories about businesses based in Bahrain and Mauritius. Contact me for more information.  

 

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.