I’m currently working on a podcast/multi-platform series about my search for the identity of a man who spent 17 years on life support.
PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Lab Mentor
Work with Etiwanda High School journalism students to help train and engage students in public media journalism
Independent journalist, stories for PBS NewsHour, KPBS, inewsource.org
Report and produce multi-platform stories for public media
Enterprise Reporter and Senior Producer, inewsource, San Diego (a KPBS media partner)
2013 – 2015
Report and produce multimedia investigative and enterprise reports using data analysis, online tools, primary source documents, creating long-form journalism with impact; take complex issues and break them down into meaningful stories that demonstrate how policy, laws, etc impact everyday lives. Producer for other inewsource reporters, working on bringing stories to life and creating narratives for radio and TV. See my latest project here.
Investigations Reporter and Producer, KPBS
2012 – 2013
Worked with a team of four reporters to produce multimedia investigative series, bringing story to life for radio, web, and video. Also produced and reported several enterprise reports, including When Does End of Life Begin: Hospice Under Scrutiny.
Host and Producer, KPBS Evening Edition
2011 – 2012
Conducted in-depth and hard-hitting interviews with elected officials, policy makes and community leaders. Interviews often made news, including this one about a newly elected San Diego County Superior Court Judge.
Producer, Reporter, Host, Envision San Diego, KPBS
2006 – 2011
Reporter and producer of multi-media enterprise reporting project. Envision San Diego looked at issues such as prison healthcare, legalization of marijuana, and the failure of the whooping cough vaccine. The project consisted of radio, video, and web reports on a single issue over a period of many weeks, ending in a 30 minute documentary. The documentaries aired across California and in one case, nationally. During this time I also helped develop a weekly news show. I oversaw production, content, and developed a more integrated model for sharing our TV content on the KPBS website.
2001 – 2006
Produced radio features for CBC National Radio Programs and NPR; produced and reported San Diego firestorms (2007 and 2003) for CBC National TV and Radio; print resume includes feature stories for The National Post and Canadian Business Magazine.
Reporter, CBC Calgary TV and Radio
Prepared daily news reports and live spots for CBC TV, Calgary. Enterprise reporter for CBC radio.
Associate Producer, CBC Newsworld
1998 – 1999
Produced segments for national current affairs show.
Nominated for National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences News and Documentary Emmy, 2015
Columbia School of Journalism Meyer “Mike” Berger Award for outstanding human interest reporting, 2015.
Two National Edward R. Murrow Awards, for hard news reporting and best use of audio, 2015.
Association of Health Care Journalists, 1st place, National Award for Excellence in Health Care Journalism, 2015 An Impossible Choice
Two regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, best use of audio and best use of video, 2015.
SPJ (San Diego Chapter) Mark of Excellence Award, 2015
Three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, 2014
Radio and Television News Association of Southern California, Golden Mic for investigative reporting, radio, 2013
National Walter Cronkite Award for excellence in television political journalism award, 2011, Who’s Supervising San Diego
Emmy, Pacific Southwest chapter, 2011, The Legacy of Prop 13
Emmy, Pacific Southwest chapter, 2009, Reaction to Obama win in San Diego
Several Best of Show and many first place San Diego Press Club awards in radio, TV, and multi-platform journalism, including seven first place awards in 2011
Society of Professional Journalists (San Diego Chapter) best of show awards and first place awards
Manitoba Human Rights Award for Journalism for Meritorious Service, Canada, for continued coverage on the extreme right and the Ku Klux Klan, 1990’s
Bachelor of Arts, English, University of Winnipeg
Creative Communications Dip., Journalism major, Red River College