I’m a reporter passionate about powerful storytelling, innovative multimedia tools and helping people better understand the world and the institutions around them.
I currently cover business for the Times Union in Albany, New York, where I’ll be spending the next year during my first rotation of the Hearst Journalism Fellowship. I cover retail, small business, real estate and other business topics, as well as metro news on occasion, and I shoot photos and video and design graphics for many of my stories. I also run the business section’s Twitter account. If you have a tip or a story to share, you can contact me at 518-454-5018 or firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to hear from you!
I grew up in South Florida, the hub of wacky news. In high school I interned at Teenlink, a publication of the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, and BNO News, a wire service, as well as writing for my high school newspaper. As a student at The King’s College in New York City, I studied politics, philosophy and economics, served as editor-in-chief of my high school newspaper and worked as a videographer for the college’s first broadcast publication.
The New York Post hired me out of a summer internship to work as a part-time reporter and I spent about eight months covering cops, courts and breaking news in all five boroughs. I also interned for USA TODAY, where I covered breaking news and business and helped produce a multimedia guide for first time home-buyers.
Before moving to Albany, I spent a year reporting at the News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina. I wrote daily news stories for the metro and business sections, along with features and occasional investigative pieces, and shot photos and videos for many of my stories. I also pitched and wrote an enterprise project on agriculture, immigration and farm workers in North Carolina and managed the Facebook and Twitter accounts of two community newspapers.