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About Me

Reporting Editing Writing Video

I cover Congress, the White House and national politics, currently as an independent reporter for the New York Daily News and other outlets including Kaiser Health News, The Daily Beast, Tarbell, and Now This.

My goal is to explain what is happening in the nation's capital, and to show why it matters and how it affects regular people.​

I use all the tools available to modern journalists to gather information -- from data analysis to old-fashioned shoe-leather reporting and observation. I use any method available, from text to video, to tell the tale in the most effective way.

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Impeach wood
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Hillary's Plan
NoJustice background checks
Pocketful of Terror splash

Reporter and Videographer

June 2017 — Present

Report and produce politics and policy stories for diverse clients including NowThis, and Kaiser Health News. KHN reporting appears in numerous outlets, including PBS and Daily Beast.

Senior Congressional Correspondent

Huffington Post

March 2011—

June 2017

Established HuffPost’s permanent Capitol Hill desk. Covered dozens of campaigns and legislative battles, often breaking news while writing hundreds of stories. Also wrote investigative pieces that delve deeply into legislation and regulation to explain how it affects regular Americans. Shot, edited and posted hundreds of video pieces with stories.

Washington Correspondent

New York Daily News

July 2005—

March 2011

Covered Congress with an emphasis on Hillary Clinton’s Senate career and presidential run, following her around the country and overseas to break stories about her campaigns and legislative initiatives. Revealed Clinton’s early attempts to shift her Iraq war position, her false claim that she landed in Bosnia under sniper fire, and internal machinations of her 2006 and 2008 campaigns. Also led coverage of Barack Obama’s general election victory, and covered his administration.

Assistant National Editor

New York Daily News

July 2003—

July 2005

Edited and assigned stories for the paper’s national desk.

National Editor

June 2000—

July 2003

Ran award-winning national news coverage for the ABC News website, overseeing a dozen journalists and working with on-air reporters and producers to create the network’s daily internet news stream.

National Editor

1999 —


Assigned and edited stores from around the country for this award-winning website covering crime and safety news.

Brooklyn College

City University of New York


Bachelor’s Degree, Political Science.

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