Some stories are too complex or too powerful to tell in a traditional 1- to 1.5-minute package. In-depth, well-researched, human-focused stories offer the public a chance to examine issues that otherwise would remain hidden from their view. This page showcases some of the investigations and other in-depth reports I have put together for KRCG 13.
To read the accompanying articles I wrote for each story online, click on the titles. The links redirect to KRCG 13’s website.
As tensions with North Korea rose, I looked into the threat posed by nuclear weapons and what our viewers can do to protect themselves.
While Congressional Republicans considered a presidential budget request that included major changes to Medicaid, I looked at how those changes might affect nursing homes and the people who live in them.
While Missouri lawmakers debated significant changes to the state’s workplace discrimination laws, I took a broader look at the issue of age discrimination as America’s workforce ages.
While following the case of a man suspected of causing a crash that killed a state trooper, we noticed the man’s case kept disappearing from the state courts website, called Casenet. As this story explains, I discovered that this has become an increasingly common practice.
On March 7, 2016, four men were murdered in Kansas City, Kan. The next day, a New Florence, Mo. resident was shot and killed. Police arrested Pablo Serrano-Vitorino, a Mexican national living in the United States illegally, in connection with the deaths. This story chronicles the brushes with the law he had in the months leading up to the murders.
After a double shooting on a street just outside Columbia’s city limit in June of 2015, I started looking into the street’s history. 911 data and business records showed most of the properties where trouble had happened were owned by a handful of landlords.