|Contributor since:||February 2010|
An Ohio native, I'm currently a journalism graduate student at NYU. I've been published in media outlets such at The New York Daily News, Livewire, Pavement Pieces, US Weekly and the Record-Herald.
I think that journalists are absolutely irreplaceable in our society and provide an integral function for the public - informing people of current events and news they should know about.
While I love to write news stories, I also love to have an opinion of those stories -which is why True/Slant is the perfect place for me.
I'm Known For...
a no-holds barred, straight up style of news telling - and also for being tougher than I look.
My Current Project
I'm currently working on a story about the sexting trend among teens and preteens and the fact that they can be labeled as sex offenders.
My Greatest Achievement
Being nominated for as Associated Press of Ohio award. Also, leaving Ohio and taking the biggest risk of my life to attend graduate school at NYU.
My Biggest Regret
I don't have regrets. Seriously.
I Truly Respect
Print reporters who have made it in the industry despite slashed budgets and immense cutbacks.
How I Pay For This Wardrobe
I don't spend money on food, rather, I spend it on clothes.
Blocks I've Been Around
I've been up and down I-71 in Ohio more times than I can count, thanks to an hour-plus commute to my first job as a reporter.
Where I'd Like To Be 10 Years From Now
I'm one of the few dinosaurs left that still wants to work at a daily newspaper, churning out stories on a daily basis and seeing my name in print the next day.
I have an opinion on everything - especially news. Now someone will finally listen.
My Other Website
What I'm Currently Addicted To...
Uber Twitter on my Blackberry
This Is Annoying Me...
The incessant rain and cold in NYC.
This Is Making Me Worry...
The state of the journalism industry.
This Is Bringing Me Joy...
The promise/hint of spring.
I'm Running From...
This Is Helping Me Create...
The Van Morrison station on my Pandora.
Can't Do Without
Social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook.
My Secret Ambition
To win a Pulitzer.