Résumé

Professional Experience

CBS NEWS
Writer/Reporter, CBSNews.com, October 2011-present

Write and edit articles for Crimesider

THE CRIME REPORT
Deputy Managing Editor, April 2009–October 2011
Wrote and edited articles for the national criminal justice news site. Link

MEDIABISTRO
Instructor, Spring 2004–2014
Taught “Boot Camp for Journalists,” an eight-week recurring course in New York City and online. Link

NEW YORK POST
Freelance Reporter, City Desk, August 2007–September 2010
Reported on news in all five boroughs of New York City.

SALON
Intern/Reporter, Washington, D.C. office, January 2007–August 2007
Reported on Capitol Hill, blogged for War Room, wrote features. Link

MARIE CLAIRE
Associate Features Editor, August 2001–June 2002
Wrote articles and edited major features.

REDBOOK
Assistant Features Editor, February 2000–July 2001
Wrote articles and edited the magazine’s book section.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
Freelance Reporter/Fact-checker, June 1999–January 2000
Reported at entertainment industry events; fact-checked charts, columns and features.

Education

American University, Masters in Journalism, 2007

New School University, Masters of Fine Arts, Fiction, 2004

Yale University, Bachelor of Arts, 1999

Awards/Appearances

NPR’s “Here & Now” Interviewed by host Robin Young about my article “How to Stop Suicide by Cop” which appeared on the cover of the April/May 2011 edition of  Miller-McCune. March 2011.

Society of Professional Journalists: Spoke on panels, including “How to Break into Freelancing” and “How to Interview Crime Victims and Grieving Families” at SPJ conferences in New York, and Scranton, Penn. April 2010; September 2010.

The John Jay/H.F. Guggenheim Foundation: Recipient of a fellowship in criminal justice journalism. February 2009.

NPR’s “On the Media”: Interviewed by host Bob Garfield about my article, “The Lives of Others,” in the July/August 2008 issue of the Columbia Journalism Review. August 2008.

The Nation Institute: Recipient of a grant from the investigative fund. August 2008.

American University: Recipient of a full scholarship to the masters in journalism program. Awarded a graduate assistantship with investigative journalist Charles Lewis, creator of the Center for Public Integrity. August 2006-2007.