freelance writer & editor
Freelance Writer & Editor, River Forest, IL
Articles appeared in Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business, Chicago magazine, Health, Self, Men’s Health, New York Newsday, Chicago Parent, Chicago Sun-Times, Every Day With Rachel Ray, Better Homes and Gardens, and Women’s Health among others.
Time Out Chicago Wellness Editor, Chicago, IL
Independently responsible for the wellness department of the magazine. Edited stories, hired freelancers, worked with designers and photographers to put together weekly Chill Out section. Appeared on CBS News in January 2008 to discuss diet and exercise gadgets reported about in the magazine.
Post-Tribune Staff Writer, Merrillville, IN
Business reporter for daily newspaper with 73,000 Sunday circulation and 66,000 weekday circulation. Covered casinos, fuel, environment and the steel industry.
ShopSmart Columnist, Merrillville, IN
Wrote weekly column that appeared in the Sunday business section of the Post-Tribune. Covered consumer issues
ranging from lottery scams to travel issues.
Consumer Affairs Columnist, Merrillville, IN
Regular contributor to bi-weekly column appearing in the Chicago Sun-Times, Post-Tribune, Daily Southtown and
Pioneer Press newspapers. Column resolves and explains consumer problems.
Medill School of Journalism Evanston, IL
Master of Science degree in Journalism
Merton College Oxford, England
Master’s degree in Musicology
Dissertation: The Reception History of Beethoven as Influencing the Programmatic Elements of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique
Brandeis University Waltham, MA
Bachelor’s degree in Music and Sociology
The Juilliard School New York, NY
Pre-college degree in Oboe Performance
National Parenting Media Association
Ancillary feature writing award for Chicago Parent magazine story about state budget cuts affecting special needs children.
Society of Professional Journalists
Investigative journalism award for article about a man who may have been jailed for a crime he didn’t commit
Hoosier State Press Association Foundation
Best business/ economic news coverage award for story about the apparent demise of refinery expansions
Consumer justice reporting finalist for “Fixer” column which appeared in the Post-Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Pioneer Press and Daily Southtown.
Society of Professional Journalists award
Criminal justice reporting award for coverage of a domestic violence incident.