Talking chemical reform on KSFR's Here and There; July 6, 2016

CSPAN's Washington Journal; August 4, 2015


Freelance Writer

   June 2007-Present

  • Outlets include High Country News, ScienceRevealUndarkArs TechnicaCityLab, Smart Cities Dive5280Washingtonian and others. 

Scripps Fellowship, University of Colorado

   August 2017-Present

  • One of five fellows in environmental journalism

  • Studied and reported on air quality issues in Western states and how federal regulatory changes mattered to states. 

National Journal        

   March 2014-July 2017

  • Energy and environment correspondent

  • Helped create and curate What We're Following feature

  • Covered Congress, presidential races, lobbying and agency rules

  • Wrote multi-part investigation of misconduct at the Chemical Safety Board


Energy and Environment Publishing    

   Feb. 2010-Feb. 2014

  • Reporter covering transportation, air and chemicals

  • Coordinated and contributed to 6-part series on environmental movement


Inside Climate News    

   Sept. 2012-Dec. 2013

  • Washington D.C. correspondent


Sports Illustrated      

   March 2008-June 2008

  • Contributed to Sports Illustrated books, magazines and special projects


Awards and Fellowships

  • 2019 Thomas L. Stokes Award for Energy and Environmental Reporting

  • 2017-2018 Scripps Fellow, University of Colorado

  • Reported from Brazil on International Reporting Project grant -- October 2014

  • Produced short documentary in Buenos Aires with Eric Lund reporting grant

  • 2007, 2009 SPJ National Mark of Excellence for online commentary


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