Chicago Tribune

I freelanced for the Chicago Tribune and its affiliate newspapers such as The Naperville Sun for several years. I covered a variety of local stories, including government boards and local elections. Below is a sample of articles I wrote for the Tribune.

Friends hopeful they again will see journalist detained in Iran - 2015

Reporter Jason Rezaian's release from Iran brings comfort to Wheaton friends - 2016

College of DuPage employees call on board to get back to business - 2016

COD moves on probation plan - 2016

I broke into journalism in 2000. My first job was as a government reporter for The Daily Southerner, a small paper in the eastern N.C. town of Tarboro. I was hired away by a mid-sized paper, The Wilson Daily Times (now known as The Wilson Times) to work as that paper's first political reporter. I built that beat from the ground up, developing sources across the state.

I worked in that role for seven years until I moved to the Chicago region for an opportunity outside of journalism. Within two years, I shifted back into journalism and launched a freelance career in 2008. Since then, I have written for multiple media outlets about a variety of topics. In 2015, my focus shifted to the pharmaceutical industry and I have been writing about drug developers, contract manufacturing organizations, and more since that time.



I began writing about pharma and life sciences companies based in the BioHealth Capital Region and the greater Philadelphia area in 2020. Below is a sample of articles I wrote for BioBuzz and a  more complete list of articles I wrote can be found here.

Addimmune Prepares to Go Public, Initiates Phase Ib HIV Trial-- 2023

Why It Pays to Buy Pre-owned Lab Equipment, Especially in This Economy -- 2023

Life Science Cares Philly Takes Aim at Poverty in Philadelphia -- 2021

The Road for Z-SC1’s ULT Freezers in the U.S. Begins in Baltimore- 2020

Philadelphia – A Biopharma Hub on the Move - 2020

Gain Therapeutics and UMSOM Partner to Investigate Small Molecule Drugs - 2020

One-Fourth of Maryland’s Future 20 are Life Science Companies - 2020