Award-winning reporter whose work has appeared in The Buffalo News, Investigative Post, The Hamburg Sun, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, The Oregonian, Crain's Chicago Business, Newsday and others. Honors alumnus of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the University at Buffalo.
I was born in the Chicago area and lived in six U.S. states from California to Georgia before settling down prior to sixth grade near my parents' hometown of Buffalo, N.Y. I hold honors degrees from the University at Buffalo and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and have interned at The New York Times, Newsday and The Buffalo News. From 2013 to 2016, I was a reporter at The Oregonian in Portland, Ore., where I reported on education, local government, housing and development; I also was part of the award-winning team that covered the 41-day standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. I did a stint from 2016 to 2017 covering Lake County (Ill.) government and politics for the Chicago Tribune Media Group. I now write for The Buffalo News' Hamburg Sun newspaper and spent the 2017-18 academic year advising and teaching students at The Spectrum, the University at Buffalo's independent student newspaper.