About Me

I’m originally from Chicago and am currently based out of my hometown. My reporting has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, Chicago MagazineIn These Times magazine and City Bureau. I’m also a co-founder of 90 Days, 90 Voices and the Lincoln Square, North Center and Irving Park reporter for Block Club Chicago.

I was also a researcher on the Chicago Reporter’sSettling for Misconduct” interactive database. This investigative project created an easy to navigate, searchable database showing where, how and when police misconduct happens in the city of Chicago.

This database was cited by the United States Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division in its 2017 report on the Chicago Police Department because, “Until the Chicago Reporter created its database…little information about these settlements was publicly available.” I was also a 2016 Peter Lisagor Watchdog Award finalist for my work on this database.

Additionally, I won a 2017 Peter Lisagor Award for Best Start-Up for my work with 90 Days, 90 Voices. In 2018 I was elected to the Chicago Headline Club as a board member and then in 2019 I was elected to become the Club’s president-elect and VP of membership.

When not reporting I’m either riding my Vespa or camping.


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