I’m a breaking news producer for The Dallas Morning News, where I write about anything and everything that’s happening in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and around Texas.

I spend my days (and nights) writing clean, compelling stories that resonate with readers, and my keen news judgment has made me a perennial newsroom leader in audience metrics.

Though I work on tight deadlines, I know how to dig through mountains of public records and navigate the wilds of social media to ferret out details and make connections that give my reporting extra oomph — and that my competitors overlook.

And when that’s done, I top off my stories with headlines that readers can’t pass up.

In 14 years at The News, I’ve also been a wire editor, a copy editor and the assistant editor of a curated iPad app. Before that, I worked on the copy desks of The Florida Times-Union and the Cape Cod Times.

Because of my years of experience and wide-ranging skills, I’m often called on to work with other reporters as a de facto editor or to serve as a rewrite on coverage of major events. My fingerprints are on numerous stories every week — even when my byline isn’t.

In 2017, my work was part of a staff entry that was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news reporting.

I have one dog, one turtle and one very old car, and we live together in a lovely house in Dallas’ Oak Cliff neighborhood. In times when leaving one’s home is advisable, I enjoy going to concerts, hiking and drinking too much coffee.

Feel free to yell at me on Twitter, if you must.

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