Data/in-depth reporting Data/in-depth reporting

Data reporting Data-driven quick hits are my favorite kind of daily to find, but I think the real power in data analysis comes in for the bigger-picture projects. The following is a small sample of the data work I’ve done. Bradenton Herald Overdose calls to sheriff spike 156 percent so far this year In the […]

Multimedia Multimedia

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

Business coverage Business coverage

From the closure of the Ringling Bros. circus, to Panama Papers, to a “slick” scheme run by a car restoration shop, I’ve covered it all for the Bradenton Herald in Bradenton, Florida. When people ask what I cover, I say “anything and everything business in Manatee County” – restaurant, tourism, economic development, Port Manatee, the […]

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At the end of a long recovery road, a victory dance

At the end of a long recovery road, a victory dance

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Personal | No Comments

I’d lived in Bradenton for about a month. And I was itching to dance. Freshly transplanted to the Gulf Coast by my job, Florida and I fell in love with each other; enter the honeymoon period. Right as I realized how much I loved my new home, I also realized I needed something more. An […]

Who loved Mother’s Day brunch? Googlers in Montana

Posted by on May 18, 2017 in data | No Comments

Who doesn’t love brunch, and especially brunch with mom? Helena, Montana definitely does, according to search data kept by Google. And Missoula’s got the no. 3 spot out of 191 cities. Great Falls, Montana landed at #10. Montana folks know how to find brunch the way that I would: ask Google. Other interesting nuggets: Florida doesn’t […]