I reported my first story when I was 7 years old and my parents took me up the street to see the fire trucks that responded to a chimney fire. I had a little notebook and asked the first firefighter I saw, “What happened?” My next question was, “Can I play on the fire truck?” And since he said yes, that pretty much ended the interview right there.
Fortunately, my focus improved, and I can lay claim to more than a quarter-century of committing journalism. I’ve been a writer and an editor, a freelancer, and a staffer, and my work has been in print, on the air, and online. Whatever the medium, the ink in my blood runs true.
The way I see it, my job as a journalist is to tell other people’s stories in the most compelling way possible. To find the fascinating things they know and like to tell – or maybe things they’d forgotten or were hesitant to tell – and draw them out. To put them into perspective and show my readers why they ought to care. It’s something I love doing, and I’m looking forward to doing it for you.
I make my home in the Greater Boston area but, passport at the ready, I am available for assignments worldwide.