About me

I’m an experienced news executive who’s led innovation in news to increase public service and connection. Currently, I work as a news consultant with a focus on local news sustainability and audience connection. In prior roles I was the top editor and news Vice President at the Sacramento Bee, News & Observer of Raleigh and KPCC/ Southern California Public radio I Los Angeles. As Journalism Executive in Residence at the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism in 2011, I developed a discussion paper on improving journalism as a service (civic and business) in the digital age.

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