The Basics

I’m a reporter at WBUR public radio in Boston, where I cover business, work, and the regional economy. Have a burning question you want me to investigate or simply want to get in touch? You can reach me a few different ways.

The Bio

Before coming to WBUR, I was at WCPN in Cleveland, where I covered business and regularly contributed to American Public Media’s Marketplace. My prior work has also aired on WNYC and NPR’s Planet Money.

I used to be on a legal career track. Since making a left-turn into journalism, I've reported on why the Chinese sunk money into American softball, why risky land contracts came back after the housing bubble, and how anxiety over shootings is feeding the school security industry. I've also explored how a small Ohio dairy became a Japanese retail giant and ran through Chicago’s freezing streets to capture ‘economist speed-dating.

Awards, Honors, and Other Things

  • National Edward R. Murrow Award (2019) for sports reporting and a Gracie Award (2019) for feature reporting:
    ”Cleveland Softball Gets a Financial Assist from the Chinese”

  • Bringing Home the World Fellow (2019): an overseas reporting fellowship sponsored by the International Center for Journalists

  • US-Japan Journalism Fellowship (2018)

  • AIR New Voice Scholar (2017): an honor highlighting emerging talent in public media

  • Some years ago, I worked in a ramen shop.

  • I have a law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law, and have worked as a law clerk at the Baltimore Public Defender, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore City Circuit Court, and U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.