but New York-bred
I am a journalist based in New York on Long Island’s North Fork.
I graduated from Boston University in 2011 with a degree in journalism. I’ve worked for Patch.com and the Times Review Media Group, earning awards with the New York Press Association for my in-depth reporting, news and feature stories. I’m skilled at content creation, managing multiple deadlines under a high-pressure news environment.
I’ve written about everything from wildfires to film festivals, forgotten histories to race car drivers. I seem to wear a different hat every day and I love it.
Times Review Media Group — Long Island, N.Y.
Senior Staff Writer (Jan 2012 to Present)
- Cover a variety of topics, including breaking news, local government, business trends, feature stories across Long Island’s North Fork.
- Create and edit videos, charts and infographics for online publication.
- Cultivate sources and generate story pitches about current news and interesting people
- Manage time between multiple stories at once on a daily web schedule.
- Served as web editor, managing content for multiple daily news sites and planning social media posts.
Patch.com — Long Island, N.Y.
Local Editor (July 2011 to January 2012)
- Reported on schools, police, breaking news, government and community news and events, including accompanying photographs and videos.
- Promoted and broadcasted local news via social media such as Facebook and Twitter.
The Quad — Boston, Mass.
Film Section Manager and Copy Editor (September 2010 to May 2011)
- Was responsible for writing, editing, formatting, and posting blog entries on a variety of subjects, mostly related to the film industry.
- Covered and edited dispatches from Tribeca Film Festival.
Patch.com — Long Island, N.Y.
Freelance reporter (May 2010 to January 2011)
- Covered local school board meetings, public hearings, events and breaking news totaling more than 40 articles.
New York Press Association
- First Place awards for Sports Feature, Graphic Illustration, Coverage of Crime/Police/Courts and In-Depth reporting. Third Place for Spot News coverage. (2015)
- First Place awards for In-Depth Reporting, Coverage of Agriculture, Coverage of Local Government and Coverage of Crime/Police/Courts. Second Place awards for In-Depth Reporting, Coverage of Local Government and Coverage of Agriculture (2014) Third Place award for overall NYPA Writer of the Year.
- First Place awards for News Story, In-Depth Reporting, Coverage of Local Government and Coverage of Agriculture. Second Place awards for Coverage of Crime/Police/Courts, Use of Multimedia, Spot News story and Feature Photo (2013)
- Second Place in the Sharon R. Fulmer Award for Community Leadership (2012)
Boston University — Boston, Mass.
College of Communication (2009 to 2011)
- Bachelor of Science in Journalism (Cum Laude); Dean’s Scholarship recipient
Syracuse University — Syracuse, N.Y.
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications (2007 to 2009)
- Newspaper Journalism major.
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