I’m a journalist based in Dallas, where I’ve spent years writing and editing stories about anything and everything that’s happening in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and around Texas.
As a breaking news producer, I was a foundational part of The Dallas Morning News‘ breaking news hub, spending my days (and nights) writing clean, compelling stories that resonated with readers, and my keen news judgment made me a perennial newsroom leader in audience metrics.
Because of my experience and wide-ranging skills, I was often called on to edit other reporters or to serve as a rewrite on coverage of major events.
The editing role was eventually made official, and I was a steady presence in the breaking news hub. I directed the initial coverage of a number of major stories and continued to find notable stories for my reporters to break.
In more than 16 years at The News, I also was 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.
Though I thrive 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 work extra oomph — and that my competitors overlook.
In 2017, my work was part of a staff entry that was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news reporting. In 2022, I was named The News‘ “Unsung Hero of the Year.”
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 my free time, I enjoy going to concerts, hiking and drinking too much coffee.
Feel free to yell at me on Twitter, if you must.