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A snapshot of my work in journalism.

Investigative reporting Investigative reporting

In my time covering daily business news for the Bradenton Herald, certain stories have leapt out at me and struck a chord. In every case, a quick-hit daily I wrote spurred a phone call that turned into a story I dug my heels into. I wrote about two elderly care facilities planning to open in […]

Multimedia Multimedia

In the days of yore, a reporter only answered the phone, interviewed sources and wrote stuff down. Now, it’s a full-time multifold job, with video, photo and audio skills required for anyone in the journalism field. My best skills will always be those of an investigative journalist: asking the questions no one else wants to […]

Business coverage Business coverage

From economic development incentives to Panama Papers to waste of taxpayer money, I’ve covered it all for the Bradenton Herald in Bradenton, Florida. The Bradenton Herald’s coverage area spans Manatee County and Sarasota County. Circulation: 27,000 daily, 39,000 Sunday and 3.9 million page views per month. Covered beats include: restaurant, retail, tourism, unemployment, Port Manatee, the Bradenton-Sarasota […]

From the Blog

Writing about food, journalism and other things I'm interested in.

I mined my own Twitter data and here’s what I found

Posted by on Jun 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Twitter’s always been my favorite social networking tool. Some people don’t “get” Twitter. I’ll be blunt: I like Twitter because there’s nearly no room for minced words. Say what you need to say in 140 characters or get out. And the mere existence of Twitter allows for stuff like #boycottBradenton to happen. In March, I went to […]

Seafood gumbo

Posted by on May 24, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Gave it a shot with this recipe Too much like a soup; not enough like a gumbo Still makes great lunch in a jar; gumbo on bottom, fluffy (cooked) rice on top. Microwave for 2 mins Will cook roux longer next time and get a bigger pot next time Next time