–Award-winning columnist, editor and reporter with a significant record of results-oriented journalism.
–Team leader and developer of app, social media and website content.
–22 industry awards for opinion writing, investigative journalism, computer-assisted reporting and public service journalism.
–Published in Newsday, the Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Newsweek, BusinessWeek, Parents magazine, National Journal.
Newsday (Melville, NY)
Interactive Editor, Columnist and Editorial Board Member | 2010—Present
- Launched expanded letters page and grew letters to the editor submissions 400 percent in six months.
- Created two new readers’ comments columns, Notable on Newsday.com and IMHO, for print.
- Develop iPad, social media and website content for the Opinion section.
- Published the successful election-season blog, Capitol Gains. Lead writer for the editorial page blog, Viewsday.
Editorial Writer | 2008—2010
- Wrote conversation-changing opinion pieces on state government, public education, transportation, pensions, budgets, economic development, politics, ethics and campaign finance.
- Won first place for Distinguished Editorial Writing, NY Newspaper Publisher’s Assn., 2008-09; Newsday’s Publisher’s Award for Commentary, 2008; first place for Editorial Writing, NY State Associated Press Association, 2008.
- Upon the resignation of Gov. Eliot Spitzer, wrote the editorial that “best captured the mood” in New York, said RealClearPolitics.com.
Crain’s New York Business (New York, NY)
Editor and Senior Reporter | 2003—2008
- Edited the influential Crain’s Insider political report, read by top government, lobbying and real estate decision-makers. Increased reader loyalty; a reader survey rated the Insider “more than 99% accurate.”
- Wrote cover stories for the weekly magazine and a political roundup for the website.
- Featured as a political commentator on radio and television.
- Contributed presidential campaign coverage in 2007 to National Journal’s Hotline on Call.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh, PA)
Special Projects Reporter | 2002—2003
- Produced in-depth enterprise stories that led to official inquiries of organizational conduct and encouraged systemic change.
- Won statewide awards for narrative writing and investigative reporting, including pieces exposing executive-level theft, work-from-home scams, laser eye surgery, childhood obesity, premature puberty and insurance fraud.
- Created the parenting column, Familyville, which ran for three years.
Freelance Writer | 1999—2002
- Contributed feature and news stories to the business, national and science pages of the Boston Globe. Wrote an A1, above-the-fold story on the Cincinnati race riots.
- Reported on the Sept. 11 plane crash in Pennsylvania for the Boston Globe and Reuters, Quecreek mining collapse for Newsweek.
Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, OH)
Government Reporter | 1996—1999
- Won numerous awards, including a statewide prize for computer-assisted reporting on the jail population.
- Wrote critical stories that shuttered an inhumane psychosis study at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
- Covered a public campaign to build new football and baseball stadiums, voted the No. 1 news story of the year by readers.
- Promoted after three years from county reporter to government enterprise reporter, leading a team of three.
Orange County Register (Santa Ana, CA)
Health Care Industry Reporter | 1994—1995
- Covered statewide referendum campaigns to overhaul the health insurance system.
- Reported on public companies, including SEC filings.
Los Angeles Times (Costa Mesa, CA)
Business Section Staff Writer | 1990—1994
- Promoted from summer intern to staff reporter in the business section.
- Contributed a bi-monthly column on women in business.
Columbia University (New York, NY) | MS in Journalism | 1990
Trinity College (City, CT) | BA in Economics | 1982
Technical: Proficient in Movable Type, Polopoly, WordPress and Blogger, also MS Office including Excel spreadsheet and Access database software; familiar with local, state and national databases, as well as state and federal Freedom of Information laws; Twitter, Facebook, some HTML.
Languages: Conversational and written French; conversational Spanish.
Orange County Press Club | Board Member
Investigative Reporters and Editors | Member
Newswomen’s Club of New York | Member
National Conference of Editorial Writers | Member