I have been a professional journalist since 2005, working as a web producer, and then as a TV producer and executive producer for a 24-hour local news station. I currently live in Austin, Texas.


I love journalism because every day has a chance to be different. I look at work the same way -- not just what we cover it but how we cover it. I never settle for the status quo. I'm always ready to explore new ways to improve.


I have been in a management role since 2011, but I want to do more than just manage a newsroom; I want to lead it. I want to innovate, coach and continue learning. The Poynter Leadership Academy has helped me grow toward this goal.