The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, Ohio
Staff Reporter, Aug. 2010 – present
- Police reporter covering breaking news and enterprise stories, from police shootings to data-driven projects
- Lead reporter covering the murder and dismemberment of three people and the kidnapping of a teenage girl. Coverage was a finalist for an Ohio AP award in the breaking news category.
- Rely on public records to break stories, from criminal investigations to county tax collections
- Shoots video, takes photos, sends updates and tweets from the scenes of crimes, fires and court hearings
- Developing a crime blog to give readers a more thorough look behind the stories in the paper – posting maps, court documents, photos, videos, observations and records.
The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, Mass.
Staff Reporter, Dec. 2008 – July 2010
Reporting Intern, May 2008 – July 2008
- Generated daily stories within the newspaper’s second highest circulation town, Weymouth, discovering human interest features and performing enterprise and investigative reporting
- Followed through on spot news, including the death of an on duty cop and his killer’s sentencing
- Completed multiday investigation on the largest redevelopment project pending in Massachusetts
- Covered breaking stories, such as fatal shootings and fires, providing constant updates for the website
- Reported on regional issues, including drug overdoses, state ethics complaints and homeless students
Modern Materials Handling, Waltham, Mass.
Associate Editor, July 2008 – Dec. 2008
- Reported on three full-length features per month, including cover stories on distribution center systems, equipment guides and problem solving, providing readers with information on industry best practices
- Responsible for daily updates on mmh.com, detailing acquisitions, trends and challenges
- Met with industry executives at conferences and on an individual basis, promoting the magazine, developing sources and generating potential print and web story ideas
Boston.com, Boston, Mass.
News Intern, Oct. 2007 – May 2008
- Updated the Boston Globe website with breaking news and interactive content
- Edited the Boston.com sports page during the Celtics’ playoffs, Red Sox games and other events
- Helped coordinate the EPpy-nominated online content for the Globe’s investigation on prison suicides
- Produced the online version of Sunday’s Ideas section with stories, photos and message boards
- Created original content, including audio slideshows, special report pages and photo galleries
Community Newspaper Company, Norwood, Mass.
Reporter, Intern, May 2007 – Aug. 2007
- Contributed to the Daily News Transcript, Sharon Advocate and other community newspapers
- Reported on local news stories, including town meetings, personal profiles and other initiatives
Boston University College of Communication, Boston, Mass.
Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Magna Cum Laude, May 2008
Concentration in Print Journalism, Minor in Political Science; University Scholar, Dean’s List
Daily Free Press, associate editor; Studied abroad, Sydney, Australia; Community Service Center volunteer; Dean of Students Office student manager
Computer: Knowledge of HTML, InDesign, Photoshop, SEO, BrightCove, Audacity, Excel, Access
Experience performing online research, as well as sorting and analyzing data