About Me

I’m an independent journalist from Chicago whose work frequently appears in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, Chicago Magazine, 90 Days, 90 Voices and City Bureau.

I was also a researcher on the Chicago Reporter’s “Settling 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. The 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 a 2017 Peter Lisagor Watchdog Award finalist for my work on this database.

When I’m not reporting I’m a journalism instructor for high school students from Chicago’s Far South Side who are enrolled in IMPACT Family Center’s digital media exploration program.

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