Work experience

Work experience
Apr 2009 - Present


Deadline USA LLC

As a full-time freelance journalist since 2009, my client list has included the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune, United Press International, Twin Cities Business magazine, MinnPost, and others. I have written extensively about local Twin Cities development, as well as European energy and security issues. 

Mar 2006 - Apr 2009


 Minnesota Real Estate Journal

As editor of a statewide trade journal,  I wrote and edited a monthly publication covering all aspects of commercial real estate and related topics, such as economic development, transportation and politics, in Minneapolis. 

Feb 2004 - Mar 2006

Staff Reporter


I covered business news for a monthly publication in Duluth, Minn., including such fields as the timber and iron ore industries, healthcare, small business, economic development, real estate and many others.  

Jan 1999 - Feb 2004

Staff Reporter

Profits Journal

Covered corporate finance, venture capital, initial public offerings, mergers & acquisitions and other business topics for a start-up magazine in Minneapolis aimed at the technology start-up market. 

Mar 1993 - Jan 1999

News staffer

United Press International

Worked as news desk staffer for the UPI worldwide wire service at its Midwestern headquarters in Chicago. There I covered breaking regional news and sports, as well as local Chicago stories. Topics ranged from politics to agriculture, weather disasters to the Chicago Bulls NBA championships.  


Jan 1975 - Jun 1979

Bachelor of Arts

University of Minnesota

Earned a B.A. degree with a double major in history and English.

Jan 1985 - Jul 1987

Graduate studies

University of Minnesota School of Journalism

Attended the U of M Journalism School while working at the college newspaper, the Minnesota Daily. Left school to accept professional employment.