Work History

Work History
Jun 2011 - Present

Staff Writer

Newark Star-Ledger

-Cover daily trials, motions and happenings at the Union County Courthouse

-One of two reporters assigned to covering county politics, human interest and local news in Union County

-Weekend continuous news desk producer in charge of writing and posting breaking news, editing and aggregating stories and creating photo galleries.

Sep 2007 - Present


The Daily Orange

-Worked as a staff writer, and news editor for the daily independent student newspaper at Syracuse University

-Had more than 100 bylines, including coverage of Vice President Joe Biden's visits to SU, the cops beat and the 2008 election

-Broke a story on tiered library layoffs hidden from the University

-Wrote a series of features on the contentious relationship in off-campus neighborhoods between University students and permanent residents

Aug 2010 - May 2011

Web site administrator


-Edited and posted stories and videos to the Syracuse political reporting website

-Created photo galleries and candidate profile pages using the CMS and HTML

-Kept tabs on all local politicians to update political calendar of events

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010

Editorial intern

Philadelphia Inquirer

-Reported and wrote features, news and breaking news stories five days a week

-Worked with seasoned reporters on the big stories of the day

-Pitched and wrote enterprise stories on county gay rights ordinances, a local violin virtuoso and college graduates flocking to summer camp jobs in the tight economy 

May 2009 - Aug 2009

Features intern

Philadelphia Daily News

-Wrote 20 feature stories, most cover stories

-Traveled to New York City for movie premieres and special events

-Wrote for a fashion/entertainment blog

-Interviewed actors, writers, directors and local philanthropists

-Wrote for the City Desk and Sports between feature assignments

May 2008 - Aug 2008

Arts & Entertainment intern

Philadelphia City Paper

-Updated listings

-Wrote entertainment briefs

-Contributed to sports blog