I started out in tech, moved to journalism for a chunk of time (at The New Yorker, Marketplace, WHYY and NPR), and have been spanning the online world and reporting ever since. Right now, I work in product, strategy and research for web/mobile, while reporting and writing often as well. You can read an essay I wrote about the connections between journalism and UX here.
I've won reporting awards including radio doc of the year, reported from Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Holland and Morocco, created online games, launched and managed websites, and content strategized for start-ups. I've learned many new things along this weird path, something I greatly enjoy doing.
Where I've appeared
NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition
The Los Angeles Times
KQED's The California Report
The Orange County Register
PRI's The World
Past & Present Clients
UCLA Anderson School of Management
20th Television Fox
Kayne Anderson Rudnick
NYU Wagner School of Public Service
360 Group International
Assorted clients in the following fields:
medical / health, home furnishings, legal, real estate, tourism, beauty / fashion, media, financial services
- Futureman Digital
- Brand Knew
- The Lift
I'm based in NYC at present (though I'm in L.A. a lot too).
Say hi: firstname.lastname@example.org
A few personal items
I believe in (and love) volunteering. Lately, I've been doing so through NYCares, which makes giving time so easy. A great national org I've volunteered with is called Spark. You can hear a radio story I produced with my Spark apprentice here. I've also tutored kids through a wonderful SoCal org called School On Wheels.
My undergraduate honors thesis in Art History. (Title - Constructing Real Challenges to High Art Paradigms: Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light(TM).) I'm putting it here because its reactionary spirit continues to inform me to this day!
And finally, if you want to get me a present or are looking for interesting things to do around L.A., I have a blog with lots of lists.