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The Miami Herald

May 2005Present

Investigative Reporter

  • Member of the Miami Herald's I-Team, the oldest in the nation
  • Have anchored and reported hurricane coverage; investigated the steroid scandal that led to the fall of Major League Baseball pitcher Alex Rodriguez; investigated police abuse and racial profiling in Miami Beach and other Florida cities
  • Exposed corruption, inmate abuse and suspicious deaths in the Florida prison system, the third-largest in the nation, with more than 100,000 inmates. The three-year project led to an overhaul of the agency, including the resignations of the secretary and inspector general, the firings and arrests of corrections officers, millions of dollars in reforms and sweeping changes in the treatment of mentally ill, disabled and female prisoners. (http://hrld.us/cruel-and-unusual http:// hrld.us/beyond-punishment)
  • Worked collaboratively with reporters, photographers, videographers and online staffers in developing stories with multimedia content, including photo essays, video, radio and interactive web pages
  • Engaged in social media to promote my work and the work of colleages, encouraging discussion and debate on racial issues, politics, policing and criminal justice reform
  • Appeared on local and national radio and television shows as a commentator on topics such as law enforcement, prison reform, racial profiling and unsolved crimes
  • Formerly worked as day city editor, assistant city editor and enterprise editor

Philadelphia Daily News

May 1996May 2005

Night City Editor/Reporter

  • As night city editor, responsible for supervising the evening news operation, night staff writers, all city desk copy and breaking news stories
  • Formerly worked as a news reporter, specializing in breaking news, crime and investigative reporting
  • Wrote a series of stories about an epidemic of Hepatitis C infections among Philadelphia firefighters. The stories led to mandatory national testing among public safety workers 
  • Covered the plane crash involving John F. Kennedy Jr. and the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster

Senior Staff Writer

  • Covered education, breaking news and investigative stories for award-winning suburban Philadelphia newspaper

Bethlehem Globe-Times

19881990

Staff Writer

  • Police Reporter for Bethlehem, PA daily newspaper

National Public Radio

19861986

Intern, Washington, DC

  • Worked for Morning Edition as an intern while in college

Education

Temple University

19841987

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

Minor: Political Science

GPA: 3.8 Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Member of the National Journalism Honors Society

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Harvard University, 2015 Guest Speaker for symposium on Criminal Justice Reform

Panelist IRE convention 2015