I've been a journalist for 20-plus years, covering everything from political corruption to shark-tagging expeditions. I attended Penn State and Columbia University, where I sometimes teach as an adjunct professor. I worked in the newspaper business for more than a decade before making the switch to magazines and digital media.
There's not much I haven't written about: Hurricane Katrina, plane crashes, anthrax attacks, the Super Bowl, NASCAR, a Bassmaster Classic. My reporting helped get an innocent man off death row and send a corrupt politician to jail. I've written a few long magazine features and edited a lot more, by some of the best writers in the business.
Nowadays I'm the editor of Grist, a nonprofit digital publication reaching 2.5 million readers a month. We annoy polluters and explore solutions to a planet that doesn't burn and a future that doesn't suck. Here's how you can support our work.