I’ve produced award-winning stories for news organizations in California, Florida, Kansas, Missouri and New York City. I’ve spent my time flipping through the police blotter, reporting from late-night city council and school board meetings, and digging through public records, along the way picking up regional and national awards for investigative, public service and project reporting from the Education Writers Association, the National Association of Secondary School Principals and others. Later in my reporting career, I turned toward free-speech advocacy as a writer for the Freedom Forum’s First Amendment Center in New York City.

Here are a few of my favorite stories: