The Killeen Daily Herald
City Reporter 2011 – 2012
Covered the city government of Killeen, Texas while it was in the midst of a historic recall election resulting in the loss of a quorum on the city council; helped mend a contentious relationship between the publication and city government through honest, ethical and fair reporting; covered political races outside of the city, but still in the Killeen/Bell County area, such as campaigns for the state house, senate and congressional seats.
The McPherson Sentinel
Staff Writer 2009 – 2011
Covered the city and county government of McPherson, Kansas, while also creating Prairie Politics – a blog on political events in central Kansas which successfully merged straight reporting with analysis, while not compromising objectivity. It quickly became one of the “go-to” locations on the web for anyone seeking insight into central Kansas politics and campaigns, leading to an offer to co-sponsor the only Kansas Republican primary senate debate in 2010.
San Marcos Local News (formerly Newstreamz.com)
Managing Editor 2008 - 2009
Supervised and edited a staff of 10-plus freelance writers for a hyper-local news website in San Marcos, Texas; maintained a weekly opinion column, while also authoring up to 10 bylined or staff reported stories a day; promoted from within after serving as a staff writer.
The University Star
Reporter/Columnist 2005 - 2007
Occasionally reported on political issues for Texas State Student Publications while maintaining a nationally award-winning weekly opinion column.