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


Journalism

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, reproductive rights and fashion for national outlets.

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

Tip of the Day: Creating Your Holiday-Party Uniform (The New York Times)

Why Job Hunting While Pregnant Is Such a Minefield (Slate)

New “fourth trimester” checkups put focus on mother’s health (Chesterfield Observer)

A Chat with John Grisham (Style Weekly)

Five years later, Matthew McDaniel's family seeks answers (Chesterfield Observer)

Mirror, Mirror: Manchester Revival, North of Stockton (Richmond magazine)

Art in the Family (R*Home magazine)

Heated Words, But No Violence, at Virginia Confederate Statue Rally (Rewire.News)

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

Do Virginia’s ‘Pro-Family’ Groups Support Policies That Help Women and Children? (Rewire.News)

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

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

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

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

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

"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 (Richmond magazine)

Musicology of Richmond: Punk, jazz, math rock, folk and so much more. I led this project at Richmond magazine 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. 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 also worked on the marketing and social media committees for the station.