Chances are, you already know that I’m a digital journalist based in Seattle, Washington. I’m not sure what brings you to this site, but I’m glad you’re taking the time to find out more about me and what I do.
If you’re someone I’ve interviewed, you might know me as a voice on the phone or someone who spent a few hours with you. If you’re another journalist, I’m probably a familiar face — one more person scribbling notes and pointing cameras when news breaks.
I hope this site answers some of your questions about who I am. After all, it’s likely that you’ve answered plenty of my questions at one time or another.
I came to the realization some time ago that my job makes more sense (and gets a lot more fun) when boiled down to one core function: storytelling. That means finding out what motivates people, what best defines who they are. It means realizing that pages and pages of copy isn’t always most effective; sometimes it’s best to help people tell their own stories, or to look at the data trail left in the wake of major news events.
I’m currently a managing editor at msnNOW, Microsoft’s trending news site. Before that, I worked at Seattlepi.com, the news site that remained after the closure of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper. I also covered breaking news, politics and higher education for the PI until it ceased print publication in 2009. Between those gigs, I wrote about small business, consumer issues and other economic topics for The Daily Herald in Everett, Washington. And as an undergraduate at the University of Washington, I edited The Daily.
Of course, one hat is never enough for any head. I’m also a fellow in the in the UW’s Communication Leadership program — the same program I graduated from with an MCDM degree in 2011.
I hope this site answers your questions. But if not, feel free to get in touch using the form below.