I'm a writer, reporter and multimedia journalist based in New Jersey.
By day, I work for NJ Advance Media, where I cover criminal justice and state government for NJ.com and The Star-Ledger newspaper. I've written detailed examinations of wrongful conviction cases, investigated dysfunction in the state medical examiner system and prison sexual abuse, covered presidential visits and natural disasters and profiled a guy related to the Jersey Devil.
Many of the stories I report rely on deep dives into court files and documents I've pried from the government's maw through records requests or other means. (Want to blow the whistle? Get in touch.)
I've worked as a web producer, trained in audio and video production and collaborated on teams turning piles of paper into databases and spreadsheets.
I'm a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors and the Society of Professional Journalists and my work has been recognized by the New Jersey Press Association and my local SPJ chapter in areas including investigative reporting, magazine writing and digital storytelling.
I'm also a 2018 Harry Frank Guggenheim reporting fellow at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York and a 2009 fellow at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies in St. Petersburg, Florida. I graduated with a degree in journalism and anthropology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Before coming back to my home state of New Jersey, I covered local news and state politics at MassLive.com.
I live along the cliffs of the New Jersey Palisades with my wife, Rosie, a documentary film and television editor who possesses most of the talent in the relationship.