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Independent journalist


Veteran print journalist with diverse experience in daily news coverage as well as long-form investigative takeouts in a wide variety of subject areas. Edited and produced the former Bay Area Observer, a website focused on San Francisco Bay Area media, politics, culture and locale. Contributor to several magazines, including San Francisco and the late California Lawyer.


Staff Writer, SF Weekly


2002 - 2008


Staff Writer, New Times Los Angeles


1996 - 2002


Adjunct journalism instructor, Santa Monica College


1995 - 2002


Staff Writer, Los AngelesTimes





Staff Writer, Memphis Commercial Appeal




       Staff Writer, Mid-South Magazine

       (Sunday magazine of the Memphis Commercial Appeal)

       1980 - 1982






University of Southern California

Los Angeles

Master of Arts in International Journalism, 1987


John M. Olin Fellow, USC Center for International Journalism


Fellow, El Colegio de Mexico

Mexico City



Los Angeles

Master of Arts in Latin American Studies, 1986



Los Angeles

Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies, 1984


Certificate, summer language institute

National Autonomous University of Mexico, 1983

Mexico City


Attended University Of Memphis





Selected Awards & Honors


  • Pulitzer Prize for spot news (shared) / Los Angeles Times

  • Investigative Reporters and Editors / finalist

  • Silver Medallion for Excellence in investigative reporting / State Bar of California

  • Food News Reporting, first place / Association of Food Journalists

  • Award for investigative reporting/ Association of Alternative Newsmedia (AAN)

  • Malcolm Law Award for feature writing / Tennessee AP-Managing Editors Association

  • five-time finalist, Penney Journalism Awards (Missouri Lifestyle) / University of Missouri School of Journalism

  • awards for investigative reporting, feature writing, headline writing / Los Angeles Press Club

  • writing and reporting awards / San Francisco Peninsula Press Club





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