National race and ethnicity writer
Covered the 2020 election -- led coverage that detailed how race was at the center of the presidential race.
Responsible for several enterprise pieces on the election, focusing on Black voters.
Wrote several stories and anchored coverage about COVID-19's disparate impact on Black Americans, including one of the first comprehensive looks at its disproportinate impact.
Helped transform AP's race coverage to ensure equitable sourcing and storytelling.
Expert and journalism trainer
Regularly sought to host and moderate panel discussions
Led journalism trainings and seminars on inclusion, equity, newsroom representation and allyship.
Led trainings on various coverage areas: Race, politics, COVID and more.
Detroit enterprise/investigative reporter
April 2018-Feb. 2020
Pitch short-term, midterm and long investigative
Co-authored a series of investigative stories that spurred investigations into Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan’s ties to a nonprofit’s director.
Detroit watchdog reporter
April 2017 - April 2018
Detroit Free Press
Launched a series of ongoing investigative projects and stories into Detroit's demolition program, which is under federal investigation.
Led the Free Press' accountability reporting on how well city leadership and government is serving residents.
Report critical issues arising in the community.
Incorporated in-depth data analysis in quick turn enterprise projects, as well as longer term investigative reports.
Maintained a social networking presence to reach audiences across multiple platforms.
Breaking news reporter
March 2014 - April 2017
Detroit Free Press
Cover a variety of stories, crossing multiple beats including crime, federal courts, business, city hall and features.
Equipped with video and digital skills, including the use of a variety of social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Periscope, Instagram and more.
Ranked as one of the paper’s top page view earners, with high engagement numbers among readers.
Led coverage of multiple nationally covered stories, including the landmark same-sex marriage decision, Flint water crisis, Detroit Public Schools corruption and the Kalamazoo, Mich. mass shooting.
Trained to use a variety of content sharing platforms and web analytic programs, such as Chartbeat and Adobe Analytics.
Regularly sought out to offer expertise in television and radio appearances and community engagements.
June 2012 - March 2014
The Ann Arbor News
Increased Ypsilanti page views more than 175 percent from June 2012 to June 2013, with comprehensive coverage encompassing business, education, crime, municipal and human interest stories.