Over the course of two decades, I've reported plenty of stories for mainstream and specialty media outlets - digital and print - including PBS NextAvenue, alumni magazines, History.com, AntiqueWeek, and many others.
I cut my freelance teeth on journalism, and the reporter bug has never left me. Today, I'm available to cover all kinds of stories related to coronavirus / COVID-19 (and many other topics) for consumer and trade publications. My approach remains the same as it was 20 years ago: find a unique angle, interview sources, cite solid statistics, and write to AP style (unless otherwise requested).
Here are a few samples of my reporting work.
Health and Caregiving Stories
I worked on the editorial team that produced all of PBS NextAvenue's launch content. I always enjoy covering health and caregiving topics.
Could You Be Forced to Pay Mom's Nursing Home Bill?
Silent Strokes and Alzheimer's: Break the Connection
Is Reckless Youth Putting Your Liver at Risk?
How to Hire a Geriatric Care Manager
Dividing Caregiving Costs Without Splitting the Family
How to Cut the Costs of Alzheimer's Disease
Seasonal Allergies: 8 Things Doctors Want You to Know
6 Things Your Rheumatologist Wants You to Know
New Guidelines for Breast Cancer Screening: What Doctors Say
Alcohol and Pregnancy: What Do Doctors Really Think?
Here's just one of many alumni magazine stories I've crafted:
Alchemist's Art: Photographer Joel Aaron Glassman, BFA '68, transforms the mundane into the extraordinary [PDF]
I enjoy writing features about history, antiques and art. My story on thermonuclear near-misses was included in a political studies textbook!
9 Tales of Broken Arrows: Thermonuclear Near-Misses Throughout History
The Akutan Zero: How a Captured Japanese Fighter Plane Helped Win World War II
Amelia Earhart's Navigator: The Life and Loss of Fred Noonan
The Day Skylab Crashed to Earth: Facts About the First U.S. Space Station's Re-Entry
Joe Kittinger's Death-Defying Leap from the Edge of Space