ABOUT ME

I’m an award-winning writer with more than a decade of reporting experience on everything from small-town government, crime and criminal justice, high school sports to the World Series, and profiles on the rich and famous and not so famous. Experienced editor, podcaster, narrative storyteller. Ask me about the time I started a magazine.

CURRENTLY 

Freelance writer, editor, and podcast host/producer (for hire!), whose narrative non-fiction work focuses largely on the Texas criminal justice system.

PREVIOUSLY 

Special projects digital reporter/editor for KHOU.com, KHOU.com/KHOU-TV (digital content producer), Ace In The Cup (founder/editor in chief), Blinn College communications (communications/sports information specialist), Brenham Banner-Press (sports editor), The Dallas Morning News (freelance writer).

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SKILLS
Narrative Writing
Editing
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Interactive Storytelling
Photography
SEO & Social Media
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AWARDS

Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Journalism Award

Transparency, January 2018

 

AP Broadcasters Award, Online/Special Content

The murder case of Sandra Melgar, April 2019

 

Francis C. Moore, M.D. Journalism Award 

Forgotten Children, January 2018

National Edward R. Murrow Excellence in Social Media

KHOU, 2017

Investigative Reporters and Editors Finalist

Transparency, June 2017

 

First Place, Internet News Feature Story, Houston Press

Eye of the Storm, June 2016

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