The Wall Street Journal
Breaking News Reporter
(October 2017 – present)
I currently am a reporter on the breaking news desk that serves the Dow Jones Newswires along with The Wall Street Journal. I also cover the stock market and have written enterprise stories on the pharmaceuticals and banking industries.
Community Banking Reporter
(June 2016 – October 2017)
I covered community banks for American Banker, a trade publication based in New York City. In doing so, I covered bank earnings and wrote about trend stories in the industry and wrote about community development financial institutions. One of my favorite story topics was a piece I wrote about how bankers in Ohio would have perceived a gubernatorial run by former CFPB director Richard Cordray.
The Post and Courier
Tech and Tourism Reporter
(April 2015 – May 2016)
I covered tech and tourism for the business desk, which included writing about the industry’s hotel developments, the regulation of Uber in South Carolina and profiling area tech leaders.
(January 2015 – March 2015)
I spent three months on the consumer team covering retail companies. I wrote an enterprise piece looking at the threat that studio-like gym offering posed to more traditional gym companies and helped cover anything from companies’ earnings to how women would receive the Apple watch.
The Wall Street Journal
(August 2013 – December 2013)
I wrote about a wide range of topics relating to politics and general news, from the effects of a government shutdown to the lives lost in the Navy Yard shooting. I also assisted on a long-term project that looked at Washington insiders’ conflicts of interests in the stock market.
Mark Pittman Investigations Intern
(June 2013 – August 2013)
I worked for the projects and investigations team where I wrote two large feature pieces for the website and terminal, helped other reporters with data research for stories and learned basic use of the Bloomberg terminal.
The Kansas City Star
(January 2014 – May 2014)
I covered the Missouri state legislature, specifically performance funding for higher education, abortion, unemployment benefits and business interests.
The Indianapolis Star
(June 2014 – August 2014)
I worked for the breaking news desk covering crime, also wrote features and in-depth stories, including an A1 piece on whether an increase to the minimum wage would be likely in Indianapolis.
The Kansas City Star
(June 2012 – August 2012)
I worked for the paper’s business desk, co-reported an investigative project looking at a city’s misuse of funds, wrote a project on companies obtaining students’ directory information and covered general business news.
(August 2012 – May 2013)
I was a reporter for the enterprise and public life beats, covered public policy, state politics and general news and reported on performance funding for higher education in the state legislature.
Reynolds Journalism Institute Futures Lab
(August 2014 – December 2014)
I produced content for the Futures Lab’s weekly show looking at what’s new in journalism.
Missouri Business Alert
(August 2012 – December 2012)
I wrote features on business news in Missouri and aggregated business stories for the website.
Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc.
Research and On-the-Road Training Assistant
(August 2011 – December 2014)
I was responsible for managing contest entries for annual IRE awards, linking to investigative journalism on IRE’s website, coordinating guest speakers and program materials for workshops and assisting with national IRE and NICAR conferences.
The Mash by the Chicago Tribune
Editor, Writer & Intern
(September 2009 and during college)
I wrote stories, contributed to the college and career section, worked on an investigative story and oversaw students’ work on investigative projects.
The Maneater (student newspaper)
Editor & Reporter
(June 2010 – June 2012)
I managed political content and city, state and national news as an editor, covered politics and wrote longer-term projects as a reporter, designed pages and hosted election-night panel
The St. Louis Beacon
(May 2011 — August 2011)
I reported on general city news, including historic-building preservation issues and politics and also was a part of newsroom podcasts.
- 2013 Participant in the Online News Association’s Student Newsroom
- 2013 Recipient of the Donald W. Reynolds Scholarship in Business Journalism
- 2012 Society of American Business Editors and Writers “Best in Business” Honorable Mention
- 2011 Recipient of the Association for Women Journalists Chicago Scholarship
- 2011 Recipient of The Maneater student-newspaper Scholarship
- 2011 Recipient of the St. Louis Metropolitan Press Club Scholarship