My reporting focuses primarily on the impact of policy decisions at all levels of government on the lives of North Carolinians. 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 Spectrum, I 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. Additionally, I was part of the news team that earned an Edward R. Murrow Award for overall excellence. 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.