Since December 2021, I have served as the government reporter for WISH-TV in Indianapolis. My reports air across the state on stations affiliated with WISH as part of our statewide news network. I also produce and serve as a fill-in host for the station’s Sunday morning political talk show, All Indiana Politics.
My reporting focuses primarily on the impact of policy decisions at all levels of government on the lives of Hoosiers. I believe journalists play a critical role in helping the public understand the issues facing policymakers and, in turn, helping policymakers understand the potential impact of their decisions on the people they serve. My interview subjects have included governors, members of Congress, numerous state and local lawmakers, and countless citizens from all walks of life, each with a story to tell.
Prior to coming to work for WISH, I spent two and a half years as a political reporter for Spectrum News 1 in Raleigh, N.C. There, I was part of a statewide political storytelling team and regularly contributed to Spectrum’s weeknightly political talk show, Capital Tonight. I also spent nearly six years reporting for KRCG 13, the CBS affiliate in Jefferson City, Mo. During my time there, I earned a Gold Award from the Kansas City Press Club for state Capitol beat reporting. I also helped launch the station’s drone journalism program, becoming the first on-air reporter in mid-Missouri to earn an FAA Part 107 Commercial UAS Operator license.
I hold a master’s degree in public affairs reporting and a bachelor’s degree in convergence journalism, both from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.