Built investigative teams that consistently produced award-winning journalism, including three Pulitzer Prize finalists. Skilled reporter, editor and data journalist. Equally adept at writing or editing long narratives or classic investigative stories. Accidental author of “The best journalism job ad ever.


The Los Angeles Times: AME Investigations — Feb. 2017 to Aug. 2017

  • Managed team of five investigative reporters and worked with reporters and editors around the newsroom on investigative and enterprise ideas
  • Edited investigation on meth-smoking, prostitute-frequenting USC dean
  • Hapless victim of poorly conceived corporate restructuring

The Seattle Times: AME Investigations — July 2016 to Feb. 2017

  • Managed team of five (three investigative reporters, one computer-assisted reporter and one researcher)
  • Edited two-part series, Quantity of Care, that had immediate repercussions for a major hospital chain and prompted a federal investigation
  • Newsroom expert on legal matters and public records; negotiated new LexisNexis contract

Newsday: AME Investigations and Data — July 2012 to June 2016

  • Edited multi-part series on police misconduct and secrecy that was a 2014 Pulitzer Prize finalist in Public Service
  • Published stories that led to at least three federal investigations into public corruption on Long Island and the indictment of a top public official
  • Worked closely with web staff to revamp the way projects are displayed online

Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Investigative reporter/editor — Nov. 2001 to June 2012

  • Helped build an investigative team from scratch that quickly earned the newspaper a national reputation for producing award-winning journalism
  • Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2009 for Broken Trust; Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2011 for Flipping Fraud; Selden Ring finalist in 2013 for Unfit for Duty; Livingston Award finalist in 2006 for The Walker Murders

Prague, Czech Republic: Freelance writer — Dec. 2000 to Aug. 2001

Palm Beach Post: Reporter — Oct. 1999 to Dec. 2000

Phoenix New Times: Staff writer — Feb. 1999 to Oct. 1999

Florida State University; B.A., English — Dec. 1998

Awards include:

Pulitzer Prize finalist (Local 2009, Investigative 2011, Public Service 2014); Scripps Howard; IRE; Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism; Knight Award for Public Service; Silurian; New York Times President’s award; Long Island Press Club Public Service; Gannett Foundation Award for Digital Innovation in Watchdog Journalism; FSNE Gold Medal for Public Service; Selden Ring Finalist; Livingston Award finalist; OJA Finalist