I’m a writer and audio producer based in Los Angeles.
I got my start in newspapers, as a community reporter for the Los Angeles Times and later a staff writer at the Orange County Register, covering beats such as public safety, business and local government. I made the pivot to audio in 2016, after a Transom workshop, and have since produced documentaries for public radio and podcasts, including for KPCC, KCRW and the BBC. I’ve also contributed bylines to LAist, Marketplace.org and Refinery29.
On top of my freelance, I’m a multimedia producer for USC, producing stories — both digital and audio — on everything from the health risks of Netflix bingeing to millennial home buying (or lack thereof). I launched its audio storytelling vertical, producing public-radio style docs, such as how certain people get the chills from music or L.A’s driverless car future.
I’m not tied to a beat, just love a good story. I’ve lived in a pod, shadowed a personal shopper and investigated the state’s shutdown of a local police academy — which led to cops across the Southland being stripped of their guns and put on desk jobs. I am a local news lover.
I’ve won an L.A. Times editorial award and been recognized for investigative journalism, feature writing and public affairs writing. I’m also well-versed in all things digital — a former social media editor with SEO training via Yoast.
I’m currently helping journalist Bill Barol (New Yorker, New York Times, Fast Company) launch a new podcast about lying. If you have a story to tell, check out this survey. I’m also the editor on Twitter’s first podcast, Character Count, which is out now.
When I’m not working, you can find me hiking Temescal Canyon, bingeing true crime, stamping hands at Moth shows or writing comedy.