Innovative journalist with a proven ability to produce high-impact, multimedia reporting in the public interest, specializing in data-intensive, interactive and geospatial reporting techniques, applied to political and accountability journalism.


  • Eleven years experience in journalism
  • Seven years political/data/accountability focus
  • Eighteen years experience in photography
  • Investigative/entrepreneurial/data project reporting
  • Editorial project management
  • Web strategy development and execution
  • Audio/photo/video editing
  • Mapping/GIS
  • Web content management
  • Web design
  • AP Style


Master of Arts, Journalism (GPA: 3.81)

Arizona State University

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and French

Northern Arizona University


Senior Reporter
• Investigative, data-driven, accountability reporting
Arizona State UniversityJan. 2014 - present
Associate Professor
• Graduate Data Journalism/Undergraduate Online Journalism
Carnegie-Knight News21June 2014 - present
Data Editor
Arizona Capitol TimesMarch 2010 - Dec. 2014
New Media Specialist
• Political reporting
(redistricting, immigration, medical marijuana, legislature, elections, enterprise)
• Data reporting
• Photography/photo editing
• Videography/video editing
• Web content management
• Social media management
(~1500% Twitter growth, 900% Facebook growth)
• “Election 2010” and “Election 2012” website design
• Website redesign/continual website innovation
Cronkite News ServiceFall Semester 2009
• Covered state and metro politics for wire distribution
• Shot/edited photographs and video for wire distribution
Carnegie-Knight Fellow
• Immigration policy data analysis/reporting
• Multimedia reporting from Albequerque, NM and Culpeper, VA
Arizona State UniversityAug. 2008 - May 2009
Research Assistant
• Analyzed 2008 presidential debates for evidence of media bias
• Analyzed the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald for differences in topic coverage or topic approach
• Built and launched a web content management system
BowneNov. 2007 - Aug. 2008
Proofreader/Copy Editor
U.S. Army National GuardMarch 2007 - March 2010
E-4 Specialist, Infantry (11-B)
• Delta Company, 1st Battallion, 158th Infantry Division
Freelance journalism2004 - Present
Clients: The Washington Post, The Sydney Daily Telegraph, France24, Phoenix New Times, Scottsdale Tribune, College Times, 944, The Guggenheim Museum, Desert Sports and Recreation, FSRN
The Arizona RepublicApril 2006 - Aug. 2006
Associate Editor, Magazines
RAZOR MagazineApril 2005 - Sept. 2005
Editorial Assistant
The LumberjackAug. 2004 - May 2005
Reporter, Life Editor
FlagLive!, Mountain Living MagazineAug. 2004 - May 2005
Editorial Intern
DemiDec ResourcesSummer 2004
Contributing Editor


2016 Arizona Press Club
Best Investigative Reporting"APS employee drafted anti-solar letter signed by AZ congressmen"
2015 Arizona Newspaper Association
Best Enterprise Reporting"New campaign limits nearly doubled candidates’ haul"
2014 National Newspaper Association
Freedom of Information Award 2nd Place"Lobbying spending uncovered"
2014 Arizona Press Club
Virg Hill Arizona Journalist of the Year 2nd Runner-Up
Statewide Investigative Reporting 2nd Place"Lobbying spending uncovered"
Best Community Investigative Reporting"Lobbying spending uncovered"
Community Public Service Journalism 2nd Place"Inside the ballot box"
Community Politics & Government Reporting 2nd Place"From dry policy to bitter politics"
Community Multimedia Package 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place"Stand your ground impacts/Most lobbied lawmakers & busiest lobbyists visualized"
Statewide Multimedia Package 3rd Place"Stand your ground impacts"
2013 Arizona Newspaper Association
Story of the Year"Lobbying spending uncovered"
Best Investigative Reporting"Lobbying spending uncovered"
Best Sustained Coverage"Lobbying spending uncovered"
News Story 2nd Place"Dispensary opens amid court battles"
Multimedia Package 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place"Mapping the Vote”/BOTC video"
News Photograph 2nd Place"Dispensary opens amid court battles"
2013 Arizona Press Club
Best Multimedia Package"Live election results"
Multimedia Package 2nd Place"Arpaio loses support even in GOP strongholds"
Business Reporting 3rd Place"Proposed curb on punitive damage suits"
Politics & Government Reporting 3rd Place"Microtargeting"
2012 National Newspaper Association
Freedom of Information Award"What we’re not IRC-ing"
2012 Arizona Newspaper Association
Best Sustained Coverage"Redistricting"
2012 Arizona Press Club
Best Multimedia Package"Interactive redistricting maps"
Investigative Reporting 2nd Place"What we’re not IRC-ing"
Health Reporting 3rd Place"State pot rules may have spawned hemp industry"
2012 Dolan Media “Sammy” Award
Justice Potter Stewart Freestyle Creativity"#startyourownrumor"
2011 Arizona Newspaper Association
Best Sustained Coverage"Proposition 203: Medical Marijuana"
Best Feature Photo Layout"Scared at school"
Best Feature Photograph"Arpaio’s vigilance"
2010 Dolan Media “Sammy” Award
Best Analysis"Pearce pushed, prodded and pandered to pass his ‘legacy bill’"
2010 Arizona Press Club
Best Public Safety Reporting"Scared at school"
2010 Arizona Newspaper Association
Multimedia Storytelling 2nd Place"McCain visits Tucson"


HTML • CSS • JavaScript • Python • GIS • MySQL • WordPress • Final Cut Pro • Adobe Creative Suite • Microsoft Office Suite • ABBYY • Google Web Applications


Society of Professional Journalists • Investigative Reporters and Editors • Online News Association • Eagle Scouts of America • Confidential Security Clearance, U.S. Department of Defense • 928-863-1191