I’ve been a reporter for the New Orleans Advocate since 2015. I cover the courts and criminal justice.
Among many other subjects, I’ve written about the Police Department’s sky-high 911 response times, a dead jazzman’s stolen trumpet and the nearly eight years an alleged crack dealer spent in jail awaiting trial.
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I’ve shared with my colleagues a Sigma Chi Delta award from the Society of Professional Journalists for our police response time series and a breaking news award from the Associated Press Sports Editors for our coverage of the shooting of former Saints player Will Smith.
I came to the Advocate from the Huffington Post, where I was a national reporter. My journeys took me from the Occupy Wall Street protests to the trial of Chelsea Manning to the streets of Ferguson, Missouri.
I’m a Hoosier by birth and a graduate of Brown University. I cut my teeth writing for the Indianapolis alt-weekly.
I welcome tips. I can be reached on the encrypted messaging app Signal at (347) 927-9877, on my desk phone at (504) 636-7432, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by U.S. mail. My office address is 840 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130.