I’m an investigative reporter, editor, business intelligence analyst and web professional.
I can dig into public records to hold the government accountable, analyze data and use visualizations to tell its stories, make written copy clear, concise and informative, and build a website to engage users.
I ran the Washington Post’s homepage, working to quickly keep the page up-to-date and relevant, and assisting in catapulting the newspaper’s site ahead of other legacy media competitors with tens of millions of new users.
I have been a daily news reporter and editor, and have covered a wide range of beats. I reported on state-level government in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Maryland, and municipal and county-level government in Ohio. I also have covered all levels of courts.
I also can use web platforms, programming, and content management systems to connect people, news and technology. Through user input and feedback, as well as using principles of information architecture, I redesigned the website at MarylandReporter.com to improve its usability and interaction, increasing unique visitors by nearly a third.
Additionally, I am an experienced business intelligence analyst, and can use visualization software to analyze data to present it in a way that is clear and easy to understand.
Graduated magna cum laude, with honors in journalism
Worked with association clients to analyze data in internal systems and website analytics.
Used Tableau to design and build data visualizations.
Developed and conducted training courses for clients in analysis and Tableau software.
Curated one of the nation’s highest-trafficked homepages to show users important and interesting content.
Was part of the team that increased traffic by more than 50 percent in a year and made washingtonpost.com the top U.S. newspaper media website.
Utilized headlines, blurbs and pictures to increase user engagement.
Changed page design, content and appearance based on up-to-the-minute analytics.
Sent e-mail, text and social media alerts for breaking news.
Supervised five reporters who covered local news.
Sharpened and improved stories by editing.
Ran social media accounts.
Taught introduction to newswriting and reporting to undergraduates. Curriculum included:
Reported and edited stories about Maryland state government, focusing on the legislature.
Increased traffic 300 percent by redesigning website based on UX testing.
Prepared and sent daily newsletter to more than 5,000 subscribers.
Reported about state-level and federal government, politics and policy.
Investigated government corruption, fraud and deception.
Won several national reporting awards.
Reported on politics, education, police and human interest items in the Ashtabula and Geneva areas.