I'm a multimedia journalist who has covered local and state government and New Jersey’s criminal justice system for NJ.com and The Star-Ledger newspaper since 2011.
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.
I co-reported the 2017 investigation Death & Dysfunction, which won the Tim O'Brien Award for public records reporting by the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists and prompted major changes to how the state investigates suspicious deaths.
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. The project was awarded the national Investigative Reporters and Editors’ Freedom of Information Medal.
I’ve been a two-time 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.
Currently, I’m a member of our data and investigations team, where I report and help edit major projects and deep dives into government dysfunction and other taxpayer-funded shenanigans.
If you landed on my website because you have a news tip about problems in New Jersey, here’s how to blow the whistle confidentially. I’m the guy who reads the encrypted e-mails.
I graduated with a degree in journalism and anthropology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where I briefly flirted with the idea of becoming an archaeologist to do a different kind of digging.
Before coming back to my home state of New Jersey, I covered local news and state politics at MassLive.com. I now live in northern New Jersey with my wife, Rosie, a documentary film and television editor whom I aspire to work for one day, if she’ll hire me.