“You’re never going to kill storytelling, because it’s built into the human plan. We come with it.”Margaret Atwood
Platforms come and go, media fashions change, but one thing remains the same: the power of a great story. I’ve worked in radio and digital journalism on both sides of the Atlantic, for both public and commercial outlets, and I’ve always tried to tell meaningful stories.
As a reporter I’ve covered such diverse issues as the opioid crisis, immigration policy, homelessness, workforce development and income inequality.
Most recently, I ran the busy newsroom at WNPR, Connecticut Public Radio as managing editor, making sure we delivered engaging, accurate, original stories to two flagship news shows, hourly newscasts, a dynamic website and a couple of daily newsletters.
Before that, I created the station’s Small Business Project as a way to tell stories about the companies that make up 90 percent of our economy, but often get overlooked in the media.
Along with the news team I won an Excellence in Journalism Award from the CT Society of Professional Journalists for a two-hour special charting the first three months of the COVID-19 pandemic. I’ve also won an Edward R. Murrow award from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) for my reporting on Connecticut’s 2010 floods.
I started my career at the BBC, and was lucky enough to learn my craft from some of the best in the business.
I’ve taught broadcasting for the BBC World Service Trust at some of their international schools in Eastern Europe, delivering courses to journalists in Romania, Bosnia, Albania and Russia.
Early in my career, I was news director at Scotland’s largest commercial radio station, ScotFM, and covered that country’s two biggest political events in 300 years – the referendum which delivered a new parliament, and the subsequent elections.