I'm an editor on the National desk at The New York Times, helping to direct coverage of news and life across America.
As the National day editor, my job includes assigning and editing breaking news, running live coverage and planning for features and visual stories from correspondents in nearly two dozen U.S. cities. I also work with reporters who cover topics that range from the desert Southwest to people with disabilities. And I steer the desk's coverage of weather and climate change.
I started my career as a local news reporter, covering beats that included night cops, state government, pro sports and urban development. After earning a master's degree in science journalism, I wrote and edited for magazines and ran a nonprofit news outlet before returning to my newspaper roots, joining The Times in 2018.
I have taught as an adjunct professor at Columbia Journalism School, served on the board of the Society of Environmental Journalists, and been a mentor to young journalists through Report for America and The Daily Collegian, Penn State's student newspaper, where I got my start.
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