I'm a versatile journalist who has covered business for more than 17 years. Current focus areas are small business, personal finance, legal affairs and lifestyle trends. I have also written extensively about the fast food, consumer products and manufacturing industries.
I'm equally comfortable interviewing CEOs, small business owners, politicians, analysts, investors and everyday consumers.
Years of wire-service reporting have made me cool under deadline pressure, but I'm happiest when I can dive into a thoughtful feature story or business profile.
I have written a weekly column about small business for Reuters and a monthly column on solo attorneys for the ABA Journal. I have also contributed to BusinessWeek's Chicago edition, Crain's Chicago Business, Smart Money, Success, Chicago Grid, American Banker, Indianapolis Monthly, QSR, Bloomberg magazine, the Fiscal Times, Law Technology News, Today's Chicago Woman and the Chicago Journal, among other publications.
Content Editor (online)
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
Newspaper - Local/Regional
Total Media Industry Experience
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Reuters.com (10+), Success (6-10), American Banker (3-5), Law Technology News (1-2), Indianapolis Monthly (1-2), The Grid (Chicago Sun-Times) (1-2), Smart Money (1-2), Middle Market Growth (1-2), Crain's Chicago Business (10+), ABA Journal (10+)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Thomson Reuters Westlaw (1-2), Lincoln International LLC (1-2), Movable Media (1-2), Johnson & Johnson (1-2), Baker & McKenzie (1-2), Imagination Publishing (10+), The Rudin Group (6-10)
Other Work History
Former staff correspondent for Reuters, Crain's Chicago Business, Bloomberg News.
Digital SLR photography, basic photo editing
Foreign Language Skills
Word, Excel, Mac OS 10
Macintosh G5 desktop, Mac laptop, Canon digital SLR camera, digital recorder, iPad with keyboard
References supplied upon request; several are listed on LinkedIn profile
2009 SPJ award winner for best lifestyle feature in a magazine (Indianapolis Monthly); 2003 finalist, Peter Lisagor Award for exemplary Chicago journalism (business reporting on McDonald's Corp.)
American Society of Journalists and Authors
Member, Association of Women Journalists