— SKILLS PROFILE —
- 17 years making news as an editor and reporter.
- Extensive experience in computer-assisted and public records-centered reporting, as well as confrontational and trauma-informed interviewing.
- Record of success while working through major transitions within the industry.
— EMPLOYMENT HISTORY —
SeattleJournalist — Independent journalist and editor — Now
- Building on my experiences as a staff editor and writer for regional publications, I deliver Pacific Northwest stories for national clients, including the Guardian, U.S. News & World Report, High Country News and Next City. Locally, my work appears in Crosscut and Seattle Met.
- Beyond breaking news, my focuses include crime, the justice system, the tech giants and the environment.
- I provide editing and advise publishers on deepening their online audience. Some of my thoughts on the latter have been published in Columbia Journalism Review.
SeattlePI — Senior editor — 2007-2018
- Hired on to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer as a breaking news reporter, I transitioned to the online operation after the newspaper stopped printing in 2009 and helped maintain a strong regional voice, reaching 500,000 regular local readers with an editorial staff of 12.
- My work included extensive courts coverage, investigations and data journalism on a variety of news topics, including the justice system, public corruption and healthcare delivery.
- I took on editing duties in May 2016 and led our journalists as a content strategist, sounding board and cheerleader while still reporting, before a change in editorial direction prompted my resignation.
Skagit Valley Herald — Reporter — 2004-2006
The Daily World — Reporter — 2002-2004
— EDUCATION —
Bachelor of Arts, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington
— SKILLS & HONORS —
My awards include regional SPJ honors on a variety of news beats, including a first place award for health reporting in the large newspaper division and a runner-up for short feature reporting in the contest’s open division, which included competitors from The Oregonian and The Seattle Times.
My classroom training includes the Investigative Reporters and Editors boot camp and Journalist Law School at Loyola Law.
Skilled in computer-assisted reporting, reporting from the courts and website management, I also have experience presenting on television and radio, both public and commercial. I am familiar with audio and video editing, HTML, interactive database management and ski lift operation.