I am the Pittsburgh reporter for Keystone Crossroads, a statewide reporting initiative that covers problems facing Pennsylvania's cities and possible solutions. Before joining Keystone, I produced a 48-part radio series about Pittsburgh's lesser-known history for 90.5 WESA, the city's NPR news station. 

As a freelance journalist I've researched for The Nature Conservancy and National Geographic books, written about city planning and development in Pittsburgh, and made videos and photos for the hungry, hungry web. Before returning to Pittsburgh in 2012 I worked in Washington, D.C. at National Geographic Kids magazine, where I learned the Latin names of all 13 otter species and a love for interoffice mail. When not chasing a story I can be found riding my bicycle.*

*Story-chasing and cycling not mutually exclusive.