About Me

I recently completed my graduate studies at the College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, earning my master of arts in May 2012.

The breadth of my experience ranges between daily sports coverage to investigative reporting for national publication. In the last three years, I have significant experience with:

My professional experience and graduate training has given me a broad range of skills that span nearly the entire spectrum of news media.

Before completing my professional project (at right) I was accepted into the prestigious News21 fellowship program where I was selected to join just 10 others on a reporting project of national scope and interest. Funded by Carnegie-Knight, we extensively covered the national transportation system and several articles were picked up by national outlets such as The Washington Post and MSNBC.com.

More recently, as a member of the Nebraska News Service, I led team coverage of the Nebraska Legislature's special session which debated TransCanada's highly controversial Keystone XL pipeline. My work for the University-based News Service was widely published by a client base that counts more than 80 media outlets with more than 250,000 readers.


I also served as the bureau chief for the ABC on Campus Nebraska bureau, a campus-based program available at just six universities that regularly provide content for the various ABC News platforms.

Prior to my pursuit of a master's degree, I spent six years as the sports editor of two small Iowa dailies, where I won five writing and coverage awards. While in Iowa, I also contributed to The Omaha World-Herald and the Iowa Associated Press.