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I am an award-winning journalist and editor working in local news. My freelance writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, Roads & Kingdoms, Literary Hub, Yes!, Fast Company, MM&M, and many other outlets.


Since 2022, I have been the Hudson Valley managing editor for The Times Union, leading the paper's coverage of this fast-changing and beautiful region. Before that, I was the managing editor of The River Newsroom, a digital newsmagazine from Chronogram Media that covers New York's Hudson Valley region. I also teach editing and digital publishing in the journalism department at SUNY New Paltz.

I grew up in Texas and moved to New York in 2012 to attend NYU's graduate program in magazine journalism. I now live in Kingston. My work has been supported by the New America National Network, the Google News Initiative, and the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, and featured by Longform, the Sunday Long Read, and other aggregators of fine reporting.

Photo by Jessica Chappe

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