I am a reporter and digital media specialist based in Washington, D.C. Currently, I am the global editor at the Atlantic. Prior to that, I was a producer for the World section at the Washington Post, where I write for the World blog and a number of other sections. Prior to that, I covered small business for our On Small Business section.
Before that, I wrote about health for the L.A. Times and for Forbes.
I am a graduate of the online journalism M.A. program at the University of Southern California, where I also worked as the editor of special projects at NeonTommy.com, the nation’s top university-based news site. Before that, I worked full-time as a program assistant at Physicians for Human Rights, and I also freelanced for the Northwest Current, a D.C. newspaper, and for a number of other publications. For clips, see “my clips”.
While in graduate school, I reported for KCRW, KPCC and KCET - three prominent L.A. broadcast stations. I’ve also spearheaded investigative projects on subjects ranging from the foreclosure epidemic to a notorious former nuclear laboratory. On quieter days, I made some interactive graphics.
I graduated magna cum laude from American University with a dual degree in Political Science and Communications, Law, Economics and Government.
I enjoy Reddit, the New Yorker and soy lattes.