As a professional journalist with five years of experience,
I've written more than a thousand stories covering a range of fields
including city hall, schools, higher education, cops, courts, the
Census and more.
The stories ranged from breaking news coverage and
in-depth news stories to reporting on school and government meetings
and personality profiles.
Here is a selection of my work:
What does a community do if it doesn't have
a downtown? Paradise town leaders have been working to carve
a downtown out of a fading business district. Officials hope
a revitalized downtown can spur development throughout the
community and staunch the flow of dollars to the nearby city
During my professional career, my writing has
been honored with a number of awards for spot news, sustained
coverage, sports enterprise and news column. A listing of
the award-winning stories can be found here.
In October 2004, the Michigan Press Association
has announced first place
and third place awards
for my work in spot news stories. More
on my specific awards. General award info is on my pro
Over the years, I've written stories that have
been featured numerous times on the Michigan wire of The Associated
Press. Stories with my byline have run in many Michigan and
Wisconsin newspapers such as the Detroit News, The Flint Journal
and the Menominee EagleHerald, among others. More
pasty to be Arnolds humble pie
When California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger dug
into his piece of humble pie after the Detroit Pistons' dominating
victory over the L.A. Lakers, he bit into a Copper Country
News: The end of a presidency
Curt Tompkins, the longtime president of Michigan
Tech University, announced that he would leave the university
in March 2004. However, the governing Board of Control decided
later that month to terminate his contract immediately.
Here is how I covered
the board's decision on deadline for the Gazette.
UPDATE OCT 2004: These stories just won
a 2004 third place award from the Michigan Press Association.
More info here.
My first foray into journalism began in 1996
at UC San Diego. I went into The UCSD Guardian and asked what
I could do. I started out as a news designer before working
up to co-news editor. During my time as editor, I wrote about
a story a week.
I put about one quarter's worth of stories and
all my paper commentaries online in an older version of my
Web site. It's presented in its originally format, although
expired Web links have been removed.
The site design was modified from the newspaper's
1997-98 Web site design as implemented by then-Design Editor