I am an Alabama-based reporter with experience covering public safety, the death penalty, politics, education and health care.
I am an enterprise reporter at The Montgomery Advertiser, Alabama's largest daily newspaper. I've covered some of the state's major stories over the past several years, from the Doug Jones campaign and a gubernatorial scandal to botched death row executions. I've also worked as an editor in daily news and trade magazines, as well as a historical academic project.
Before joining the Advertiser, I covered health & tech for the Birmingham Business Journal and state politics for the Associated Press.
Previously, I worked as a freelance journalist and a reporter for the Alabama Media Group, the state's largest new outlet.
I've broken stories picked up by The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, ESPN, MSNBC and BuzzFeed News, among other outlets. I've reported on the impact of gun violence in Alabama's state capital, used data to illustrate enrollment trends in higher education and uncovered voting record discrepancies in local elections, all while handling major breaking news on a day-to-day basis. I believe strongly in using new tools and social media to enable, package and deliver traditional journalism.
I majored in journalism at the University of Alabama, but I learned the craft in a newsroom, not a classroom. I wrote my first news article for The Crimson White student newspaper and went on to spearhead award-winning breaking news coverage.
Résumé and personal recommendations available upon request.