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Senior Writer
The Journal News, Gannett
April 2005 – Present

Host of Pedro's Open Mic

(A celebration of high-school musicals)

 The Journal News, Gannett


Host of the Metro's Blue-Carpet

(A live awards show interview segment)

The Journal News, Gannett

2012 – Present

Host of Bridging Art

(An arts salon inspired by the Tappan Zee Bridge)

The Journal News, Gannett



AME/Features (Entertainment Editor)

The Journal News, Gannett

1999 – 2005

Design Editor Suburban Golf Magazine

The Journal News, Gannett

Copy Editor/Page Designer
The Journal News, Gannett
1988 – 1999



Bachelor of Arts, Journalism

New Mexico State University

Las Cruces, New Mexico


I'm an award-winning newsroom hyphenate, reporter-editor-host-videographer-photographer equally comfortable brainstorming coverage as I am going out on a story and shooting my own photos and video.

I came up in the age of composing-room waxers, but realize that modern-day storytellers must be early adopters of technology, to find the audience where it is.

I am firm believer in and a champion of building community around journalism. 

My design background taught me to think visually; my comma-chasing copy-editing past instilled an attention to detail; my theater background gives my project a dramatic flair and sense of occasion.

I juggle multiple assignments -- daily, medium- and long-range -- and see them through to deadline.

Ah, deadline. I respect deadline.

I also run a good meeting, troubleshooting potential pitfalls while keeping my eye on the finish line. I've scheduled staff, coached and coaxed, and conducted employee evaluations.

I lead by enthusiastic example. ​

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