About Me

Independent Journalist


As an award-winning newspaper reporter, I am dedicated to detail with a proven ability to meet deadlines. After graduating with a master's degree from the University of Missouri's School of Journalism, I developed a reputation for fair and balanced reporting, winning numerous state and national awards,

I am experienced in producing quick-hit stories, researching complex subjects and writing engaging articles, specializing in 

healthcare, education, and government for numerous publications:

  • The Washington Post
  • PBS Next Avenue
  • Costco Connections
  • 435 Kansas City's Magazine
  • City Scene KC
  • The Pitch KC
  • San Antonio Light
  • Amarillo Globe-News
  • Orlando Sentinel 
  • Quincy Patriot-Ledger
  • Kannapolis Daily Independent
  • Rockford Register Star
  • Columbia Missourian
  • Associated Press
  • Reuters
  • Business Journal

My Awards


  • American Cancer Society's Texas Media Award
  • Associated Press Managing Editor's Award
  • Association of Health Care Journalists Fellowship
  • Texas Department of Health's Toward 2000 Award
  • Texas Hospital Association's Silver Star of Texas Award
  • Texas Medical Association's Anson Jones Award
  • Texas State Teachers Association's School Bell Award
  • William Randolph Hearst Foundation Award