I’m a Philadelphia native who has worked as a reporter for various publications in the city since 2007.
My byline has appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer, WHYY’s NewsWorks.org, the Daily Pennsylvanian and Motivos — Philadelphia’s first bilingual magazine for youth. I’ve covered crime, fires, court hearings, revitalization projects, community and political events. I’ve shot video, and for countless stories, I’ve taken my own photos.
While at WHYY’s NewsWorks, I had the pleasure of interviewing Don King, legendary boxing promoter, and Gene Kilroy, Muhammad Ali’s longtime business manager, at Joe Frazier’s viewing. At the Daily Pennsylvanian, I also spoke with the Food Network’s Bobby Flay and Philadelphia’s lauded restaurateur, Stephen Starr. One of my most exciting moments on the job was at the Inquirer when my story, “Child photographers find good in the badlands,” was picked up by NBC’s “Today” show.
Working as a reporter has been a tremendous experience — thrilling and eye-opening to the realities of the world. As I transition into a career in broadcast journalism, I look forward to working behind the scenes. While editing over the years, I discovered that more than reporting it was a greater joy for me to improve the quality of the story before publication. I’m excited to perform the same preparation and tweaking in production.