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 assault, covered presidential visits and natural disasters and profiled a guy related to the Jersey Devil.
In 2018, I was part of a team of reporters that developed The Force Report, an unprecedented examination of law enforcement practices that led to an overhaul of how the state monitors the use of force by police.
Many of my stories 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 data-driven investigations.
I was a 2018 finalist for the national Livingston Awards for Young Journalists and a 2018 Harry Frank Guggenheim reporting fellow at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.
I graduated with a degree in journalism and anthropology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and received a fellowship for young journalists at the Poynter Institute in 2009. Before coming back to my home state of New Jersey, I covered local news and state politics at MassLive.com.
I live in northern New Jersey with my wife, Rosie, a documentary film and television editor who possesses most of the talent in the relationship.