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A Switch to Freelance

After two years of public television with WNET and PBS NewsHour Weekend, I made the gutsy decision to join the freelance world of documentary production. I say ‘gutsy’ because it seems a little silly to give up benefits and a salaried position – something that became a security blanket after nearly a decade of being […]

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A Fish Fellowship

This past March I was thrilled to learn that I was named a 2015 Jefferson Fellow with the East-West Center. The fellowship was first launched in 1967 to bring together journalists from Asia and the United States for a multi-faceted study program to examine a current issue impacting U.S.-Asia Pacific relations. The 2015 focus was […]

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It’s Emmy Time!

The moment of validation has arrived! On Tuesday, July 15th Dan Rather Reports was nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy for a piece I produced last year. The story ‘Kim vs. Kabul’ is up for ‘Best Feature Story in a News Magazine.’ I cannot begin to explain the group effort that made ‘Kim vs. […]

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Award Winning Journalism

Time to update the resume. The first piece I pitched and helped produced for PBS NewsHour Weekend has won an award! “GMO Battle on Kauai” won a National Headliner Award as the first-place winner in the ‘Broadcast or Cable Television Stations – Environmental Reporting’ category. I must admit, it feels pretty great to be recognized […]

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Making a Move

This August will mark my two-year anniversary at Dan Rather Reports, but it looks like I’ll be a week shy of reaching that milestone. Beginning on July 22nd, I’ll be moving to the other side of Times Square to join WNET/PBS as an associate producer for their new program ‘NewsHour Weekend.’ It’s bittersweet to make […]

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Summer Survival

Summer in New York City is a wonderful time to enjoy the city’s best attractions – the multiple outdoor restaurants, parks and venues, but it’s also an incredibly hot and slow time for city dwellers. At Dan Rather Reports, we tend to air several re-runs, which makes for a slower schedule and with Bryant Park […]

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Correcting the New York Times

Nothing is worse when a reporter gets scooped. Watching your diligent reporting appear from another source is excruciating, and it hurts a lot more when you see your story on the front page of the New York Times. Dagger to the heart. That was my reality on April 1st – April Fool’s Day. One of […]

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There is no crying in TV news

It’s day four of my post-trip hibernation. Already, my reporting experience in Afghanistan feels like it happened a year ago. It would have been best to post my thoughts on the trip as they happened, but there was too much to detail and so little time, it wasn’t possible at the end of a 14-hour […]

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From Australia…to Afghanistan

One of my 2013 goals was to film my first international story and I’m excited to announce that dream is coming true…although going to Afghanistan wasn’t exactly what I had in mind (I really wanted to go to Africa and do a story on infectious diseases and monkeys) I’m thrilled to experience this opportunity. How […]

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Hello…and Goodbye!

Hey everyone! Welcome to my website! It’s taken a little time to design and fill the pages of this site, but I wanted to create a space where friends, family and colleagues could follow my work and see what I’m up to. At the present moment, I’m still a novice with the site, but this […]

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