Resume

 

 

Experience

 

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

 

1987-1995

 

 

Staff Writer, Memphis Commercial Appeal

 

1973-1982

 

       Staff Writer, Mid-South Magazine

       (Sunday magazine of the Memphis Commercial Appeal)

       1980 - 1982

 

 

 

Education

 

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
1986-87

 

UCLA

Los Angeles

Master of Arts in Latin American Studies, 1986

 

UCLA

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

Memphis

1982-83

 

 

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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