EXPERIENCE

Consumer Reports, Investigative Reporter, Special Projects (December 2018-present)

  • Compose investigative reports and enterprise projects that focus on key areas to CR. 

 

Jalopnik, Transportation & Technology Reporter, New York City (December 2016-December 2018)

  • Write 2-3 short blogs per day — news and analysis — on the latest involving autonomous driving, electric vehicles, transit policy, and infrastructure, as well as deep-dive enterprise projects

  • Broke stories on Uber secret tools to undermine competition by keeping tabs on drivers; on a deadly Goodyear RV tire that went unreported for years; Tesla; and Apple
     

The Guardian, Contributing Writer (October 2015-December 2016)

  • Wrote on average 2-3 stories per week for The Guardian’s US outlet, primarily on issues of the Midwest, including the Flint water crisis, the death of Prince, and several police-involved fatal shootings
     

Self-employed, Freelance Journalist, Detroit (July 2015-December 2016)

  • With bylines in numerous national and local publications, including FiveThirtyEight, The Awl, Reuters, Jalopnik, Pacific Standard, In These Times, Al Jazeera America, The Trace, and others.  
     

Metro Times, Investigative Reporter, Ferndale, Mich. (February 2014-July 2015)

  • Developed one longform investigative feature for this alt-weekly every four to six weeks

  • Wrote a weekly news column for Metro Times’ print publication

  • Maintained presence on Metro Times’ website, with at least two posts per day
     

The Oakland Press, Staff Reporter, Pontiac, Mich. (April 2013-February 2014)

  • Covered three communities with combined population of over 90,000, and transportation

  • Wrote at least one story daily, and routinely published investigative pieces on city affairs

  • Maintained heavy presence on Twitter, Facebook
     

Jalopnik, Contributor/Blogger, (March 2013-February 2014)

  • Wrote two posts per week on “Detroit Jalopnik” blog focused on anything related to the city, some of which were cross-posted to Jalopnik’s homepage.
     

Reuters, Freelance Reporter (March 2012-February 2014)

  • Pitched and wrote stories for wire service’s Detroit bureau
     

Crain’s Detroit Business, Editorial Intern, Detroit (November 2012-April 2013)

  • Wrote one to two stories per day on deadline for daily newsletter

  • Occasionally wrote assigned stories for weekly print edition
     

WDET-FM, Intern (August 2012-November 2012)

  • Write script and record radio interviews for WDET, the Wayne State University NPR affiliate in Detroit
     

The South End, Copy Editor (May 2011-April 2012)

  • Edited, fact checked, and post stories daily to the website of Wayne State University’s student-run newspaper, The South End

  • Wrote snappy headlines and subheads for articles in print and online

 

EDUCATION/ORGANIZATIONS: BA in Journalism from Wayne State University, August 2012; Investigative Reporters & Editors

 

SKILLS: Microsoft Excel; Extensive use of FOIA; NEXIS searching; familiarity with public records; fusion tables; Google Docs; Photography, Canon T3i; Database entry; CMS

 

REFERENCES

Available upon request.