Past Experience

Defense reporter, Washington Examiner/ Aug 2015 – March 2017

  • Write features, including cover stories, for the Examiner’s weekly magazine as well as le daily stories from both Capitol Hill and the Pentagon
  • Co-author of the “Daily on Defense” newsletter, which gives national security insiders a preview of the day on Monday through Friday mornings

Capitol Hill reporter, Washington Times/ Aug 2013 – Aug 2015

  • As a Capitol Hill reporter (Aug. 2013-March 2015) covered a range of topics including the VA healthcare crisis, annual budget negotiations and the Farm Bill for the daily print paper and the website.
  • As a Pentagon reporter (March 2015-Aug. 2015), reported on deadline for the website and daily print paper on topics including the Islamic State and personnel issues in the ranks.
  • Part of the team that won the Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists and Virginia Press Association award for breaking news coverage of the Navy Yard shooting
  • Named one of the top 100 most influential people in DC for veterans issues by HillVets in 2015

Staff Writer, Navy Times/ March 2012 – Aug 2013

  • Wrote breaking news, blog posts and print stories on a deadline for weekly newspaper distributed to troops around the world on topics including the Middle East, Asia, submarines, the Coast Guard and technology. Regularly interviewed top leaders in the Navy and Coast Guard.

Education:

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

M.S. Journalism, Aug. 2011

Boston University, Boston, MA

B.A. English and Religion, May 2010