Welcome to my portfolio

Photo by Adam VoglerI believe in the profession of journalism. For the past year, I've reported on politics, education and local government for KCUR in Kansas City, Missouri. Before that, I reported on how statehouse policy affects classrooms for StateImpact Indiana, a collaboration of WFIU and NPR, where my team's work was recognized with three Edward R. Murrow awards.

Journalism isn't always about breaking the big story. It's also about getting people the news they need for their lives. That means delivering the news the way the audience wants it. I can translate education policy into terms parents understand. I'm comfortable with social media and able to report a story continuously from beginning to end.

My interest in journalism has taken me across the world, from Columbia, Mo., to Beijing and London and back home to the town where I grew up. I'm a true community journalist who can adapt my skills for any newsroom.

If you'd like to know more about me or my work, you can connect with me on Twitter or LinkedIn or send me an email. What can I do for your newsroom?