AN INTREPID REPORTER EXPLORING AMERICA
My work showcases how political and social forces shape people's lives across America.
NATIONAL AND REGIONAL REPORTING
Stories from coast to coast
Beat reporting and show producing for local and national audiences
Regional beat reporting serving public radio audiences in Alaska and West Virginia
I am a traveling producer for 1A, a national radio program distributed by NPR. My field reporting supplements live, hour-long radio programs I produce for the project "Remaking America."
Before that, I was the Appalachia Health News correspondent for West Virginia Public Broadcasting. I covered all things health in West Virginia, a state that consistently falls to the bottom on most health indices. I covered issues such as black lung, HIV, addiction and other preventable diseases.
I spent three years reporting for a small public radio station in rural Alaska. I ran a one-woman newsroom at KSTK in Wrangell, Alaska, while also contributing to Alaska Public Media and stations throughout Southeast Alaska. I've won excellence in journalism awards from the Alaska Broadcasting Association and the Alaska Press Club.
Before moving to Alaska, I interned at the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting.
I grew up making DIY zines after finding a stash of my mom's publications in the basement. I spent my adolescence and early adult life making zines. The Kentucky Foundation for Women awarded me two grants to produce the Louisville based youth arts zine, Goodwilll Zine, which ran from 2009 to 2012.
I am from Louisville, Kentucky. I graduated from the University of Louisville and then received a Masters in Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.
I am currently based in Washington, D.C.