I’m an independent reporter and editor with a decade-plus of experience that spans international, local and hyperlocal news.

Most recently, I was the San Francisco Chronicle’s first newsletter editor, managing more than a dozen titles. I designed and wrote Bay Briefing, the paper’s weekday morning briefing newsletter. Along the way I launched several successful newsletters written by The Chronicle’s reporters and critics and developed new strategies and infrastructure for email editorial planning. (Need help with your organization’s email strategy? I offer a variety of newsletter consulting services — get in touch here.)

At The Chronicle I was part of the team that won three Online Journalism Awards in a row for Breaking News, and one for general excellence in online journalism. I also launched MicroClimates to highlight our focus on Bay Area climate change stories, including my own reporting. MicroClimates was a finalist for Best Newsletter in the 2020 Sacramento Press Club awards.

Before that, I worked for BBC News for seven years, reporting feature stories across the U.S., and editing and producing multimedia showstoppers. At the BBC, I was part of the team that won a Peabody Award, as well as the lead producer on a National Magazine Award finalist story. See more of my work here.

I started my writing career in local news as the editor of Connecticut Post’s CTTeens page, appearing as a columnist in the paper at the age of 15. After graduating from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, I spent a year launching and reporting for Wheaton Patch, a local news site in the DC suburbs.

I’m also a fantastic podcast guest.