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Senior Reporter - The Philadelphia Tribune

  • Wrote and reported in-depth feature and breaking news stories of interest to readers of the nation’s oldest newspaper continuously owned-and-operated by African Americans.

  • Subjects ranged from analysis of Congressional voting records to spotlighting unsung community heroes to scrutinizing minority contracting in Philadelphia.

  • Stories examining the future viability of historically black colleges and universities earned the prestigious A. Philip Randolph Messenger Award.

  • Recruited and mentored younger staffers and interns during tenure.

Staff Writer - The (Norfolk, Va.) Virginian-Pilot

  • General assignment and education team reporter; tackled budgets, politics, and more; uncovered stories among underrepresented populations such as WWII Filipino veterans fighting for recognition and benefits.

  • Pioneered on-air movie critic’s slot on LNC — a broadcast partnership with Cox Cable, ABC’s WVEC-TV, and Virginia’s most decorated paper.

  • Won regional, state, and local awards for writing and reporting.

  • Served as a guest speaker and mentor for students, and more.

Staff Writer - York (Pa.) Daily Record

  • General assignment and police reporter, then trends and diversity reporter; led coverage of momentous events such as the Million Man March and Pope John Paul II’s historic visit to Baltimore.

  • Worked with visual teams to enhance reports with quick, reader-friendly infographics; delved into implica-tions of federal immigration services’ use of the York County Prison system; documented rising ethnic and religious demographic shifts in York County.

  • Led staff training on diversifying sources.

  • Won state and national awards for writing and reporting.

Portfolio - As a newsroom staffer