Brooklyn-based urban reporter and long-time editor. CUNY Newmark grad. Strong in courts, crime, cops, transit, public housing, City Hall, criminal justice reform, the opioid crisis.
December 2018 –
Bylines in New York Daily News, City Limits, Brooklyn Eagle, JJIE.org, Daily Mail, Mott Haven Herald.
Reported several days a week for the Daily News covering crime, cops, elections, City Hall, protests, and about a dozen courthouses. One-on-ones with the Mayor and the Police Commissioner. Have done rewrite and Police Headquarters shifts and landed a solo cover story.
June – August 2018
New York Daily News
Jason Sheftell Fellow
Full-time street reporter for the Daily News. Dozens of bylines, both solo and shared, including a cover story. Conducted phoners from subway platforms, queried databases from curbs, filed from parks.
Highlight: Uncovering the failure of the Department Homeless Services to heed in time the pleas of a Bronx mother requesting a move, whose son was targeted and nearly killed by the Trinitarios gang.
December 2010 – August 2017
B&H Photo Video, New York
Manager, Web Content Training
Trained writers on implementing new protocols and CMS tools. Created and maintained a house style & best practices wiki for 30+ in-house technical writers plus two international teams of outsource writers.
Worked one-on-one for three months with all new writers, many of whom did not have a formal writing background. Reviewed and edited all their work and taught the finer points of protocol, research, style and grammar. Managed two additional trainers.
Manager, Online Video Production
Managed a team of eight producers, editors, on-screen presenters, and production assistants, who created and posted at least one educational technique- or gear-oriented video per workday.
Edited and approved all scripts, in many cases rewriting or writing from scratch.
Implemented daily posting and other best practices for YouTube. During my tenure as manager, the B&H subscriber base quintupled from approximately 50,000 to 250,000.
Technical Writer, Web Content
Wrote in-depth articles for the B&H blog about trends in video technology. Posted several write-ups of professional video products each day.
Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY – M.A. in Journalism, December 2018
Summer Fellow, New York Daily News
Reporter, Mott Haven Herald
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor – Bachelor of Arts, May 2000
Honors program, double major in history and English
Hardware: Canon cameras/camcorders, Marantz & similar audio recorders
Software: Adobe Premiere & Photoshop, Avid Pro Tools, Microsoft Excel for data journalism, SQL (DB Browser), WordPress and other CMS’s, HTML/CSS
Research: PACER, LexisNexis, Spokeo, Factiva, American FactFinder (Census), NYC Open Data, Vision Zero View, NYC/NYS Campaign Finance, Checkbook NYC, Reference USA