Hello!

I’m glad you found me. I’m all about forming partnerships and I look forward to working on a wide variety of projects.

If it needs to be written, I’m on it. I’m currently working as a freelance senior copywriter. I’ve spent years working on content projects for several major national brands and non-profit organizations. 

My background

I am a New Orleans-based writer, transplanted to the Big Easy from New York City. I started my career in newspaper reporting before moving to digital reporting and content management. From there, I jumped to television, working as a producer for “World News with Diane Sawyer” at ABC News.

My work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, RollingStone.com, ABCNews.com, Al Jazeera America and several other outlets.

The fun stuff

When I’m not writing, I spend my free time begging my 8-year-old to pick up his Legos and watching my wife — a professional cellist — perform in concert. 

I also like to read and walk our four dogs (yes, that is a lot of dogs).

I love what I do and I’m excited to do more.

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Resume

Freelance copywriting

Senior writer/editor

3/2015 – present

  • Copywriting and editorial management for agency clients 

  • Regular contributor to Earnest, Stash Invest and Delta Air Lines’ Sky Magazine

  • Editing and writing for academics, medical professionals and other clients

Phase2 Technology

 Senior copywriter (freelance and staff positions)

12/2018– 4/2022

  • Copywriting and copy editing for web and mobile pages, email campaigns, and print materials

  • Editorial leadership and direction

  • Front-end content strategy

Freelance journalism
Writer/editor/producer

3/2015 – present

  • Features and breaking news for The Washington Post, The New York Times and RollingStone.com, and for ABC News and Al Jazeera America networks

Tulane University

Editorial director

8/2014 – 3/2015

  • Managed editorial direction for the Office of Editorial and Creative Services, including Tulane magazine and the New Wave website, plus writing and editing work

ABC News

Producer, “World News with Diane Sawyer”

Producer, ABC News.com

7/2008 – 8/2014

  • From December 2010 to August 2014, produced domestic and international breaking news and feature stories for “World News with Diane Sawyer.” This included pitching stories and show content, original reporting, booking, site location, shooting video and stills, editing, writing and graphics management.

  • From July 2008 to November 2010, produced 5-10 original stories per week for ABCNews.com and the “Good Morning America” website. At ABCNews.com, managed and maintained the U.S. News page.

The Journal News

Staff writer/blogger

8/2005 – 7/2008

  • Produced daily stories primarily county government and politics as well as state and federal politics. Also produced numerous breaking news and feature stories on deadline.

Journal Inquirer

Staff writer

5/2002 – 8/2005

  • Beats included municipal reporting, feature writing and breaking news covering local government, police and fire, economic development and education.

Awards

Edward R. Murrow Award

Winner, 2013

Best Newscast for “World News with Diane Sawyer"

Edward R. Murrow Award

Winner, 2013

Breaking News Coverage for “Tragedy at the Elementary School"

Peabody Award

Winner, 2012

“Superstorm Sandy”

35th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards

Nominated, 2014

“Direct Hit: Oklahoma Tornadoes”

34th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards

Nominated, 2013

“Tragedy at the Elementary School” 
“Hidden America: Don’t Shoot I Want to Grow Up”