Award-winning journalist covering business, personal finance, entrepreneurship, health policy, medical research, HR, leadership, logistics, general news and features for print and web. Interviewees range from Chubby Checker to John McCain to Fortune 500 CEOs. Adept at spotting trends, researching and shaping complex topics into engaging copy for lay and specialty audiences. Produce B2B and B2C articles and content.
While able to specialize, I'm an agile generalist with experience reporting on real estate investment, franchising, entrepreneurship, Congress and regional economic trends. I can handle multiple projects in a competitive environment, working independently and collaboratively.
Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, I started freelancing after 20-plus years as a staff reporter. In addition to news reporting, I'm available for corporate and nonprofit projects, including case studies, white papers, op-eds, speeches and internal communications.
Newspaper - Local/Regional
Total Media Industry Experience
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
mergermarket (10+), CNBC.com (10+), Entrepreneur.com (10+), YoungEntrepreneur.com (6-10), LDI Health Economist (3-5), FastCompany.com (1-2), Philadelphia Style Magazine (1-2), CreditCards.com (6-10)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
CHIBE quarterly newsletter (U. Penn publication) (10+), MHI Solutions magazine/MHI blog (10+), SHRM Online Society for Human Resource Management (10+), ABOVE - The RE/MAX Magazine (6-10), Contently (10+)
Other Work History
Dow Jones Newswires, 1998-2011, work frequently appeared in The Wall Street Journal.
The Associated Press, 1993-1998, covered news and features, edited copy, in Philadelphia bureau
Altoona Mirror, 1991-1993, reporter, columnist
Congressional Quarterly, 1990
States News Service, 1986-1990 (Covered congressional and other Washington news from state-specific angle for regional newspapers.)
I work on a contract basis as a writing coach for MBA students at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
AP style, SEC document search and research, PACER court records search, reading financial statements
Wordpress blog, Word, Mac and PC, video, digital photography, Internet research, Factiva, iMovie, iPhoto
Laptop, Internet connection, digital and video cameras, MS Word, Final Draft, iMovie
Work Permits & Visas
See LinkedIn profile endorsements. Specific references available on request.
Best in Business, Breaking News, Real-Time News Organizations, Society of American Business Editors and Writers 2010, part of Dow Jones Newswires team that won for deep coverage of a pharmaceutical merger (team)
First Place, News Story, Keystone Press Award, Pa. Newspaper Publishers Association 1993 (individual)
First Place, Local Government Reporting, Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association, for story probing the quiet candidacies of several politically inexperienced members of two churches, 1986 (team)
Quarterfinals, 6th Annual American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest (2008)
Quarterfinals, 2007 Page International Screenwriting Awards
Semifinals, Writer's Network 11th Annual Screenplay & Fiction Competition (2004)
The American Society of Journalists and Authors