In the spring of 2016, after a dozen years in print and digital journalism, I was fortunate to start reporting radio stories at 90.5 WESA, Pittsburgh’s NPR news station. In August 2016, I joined the station full-time.
Here are a handful of series and stories I’ve either edited or reported:
Hidden Poison—Pittsburgh’s history of lead in our water, paint, and soil continues to have enormous repercussions for our public health. Hidden Poison was a March 2017 series on lead problems and solutions, reported by public media partners 90.5 WESA News, Allegheny Front, PublicSource, and Keystone Crossroads. Won “Best Series” at the 2017 Pennsylvania Associated Press Media Editors Awards
How Teaching Ex-Cons How To Lay Brick Can Help Rebuild Their Lives—behind the scenes at the Trade Institute of Pittsburgh; won “Best Feature” at the 2016 Pennsylvania Associated Press Media Editors Awards
How Pittsburgh’s Ugly Fruit Finds New Life as Hard Cider—following a group that scours the city for old fruit trees, in order to turn the fruit into booze.