POLITICO, Allbritton Communications Company, Rosslyn, Va., May 2010 to Present Staff Writer for POLITICO
newspaper and POLITICO.com
• Filed between
700 and 2,000 words daily for the newspaper and the website, often juggling
several assignments at the same time under tight deadlines.
on-camera regularly to offer political commentary for CBS, ABC, MSNBC, CNBC and
stories from all across the nation on top races; was first national reporter on
the ground in Chicago to cover Rahm Emanuel’s
pending mayoral bid, and drove overnight to cover Sarah Palin’s last-minute
campaign stop in W.Va.
against then-Gov. Joe Manchin.
news on Congressional campaigns and provided analysis of the national Senate
landscape, filing up to six short stories per day, and often writing breaking
stories overnight for morning publication.
several featured “web-lead” articles, often ranking among the five most-read
stories on POLITICO.com, including the website’s most-read story in January
2011, a gun-control piece in the wake of the Arizona shooting.
and wrote enterprise stories targeted to a mass audience with an interest in
politics; examples include Sarah Palin’s bizarre endorsement pattern and
top-to-bottom staff dysfunction in Sharron Angle's Senate race.
• Covered complex legislative
battles in 111th and 112th congresses, exploring
lingering pseudo-earmarks in the FAA bill despite the earmark ban, progression
of the START Treaty, and repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”
Roll Call, The Economist Group, Washington,
D.C., October 2007 to May 2010 Politics Staff Writer for
“The Newspaper of Capitol Hill” and RollCall.com
• Broke political
news on campaigns including former Sen. Arlen Specter’s (D-Pa.) party switch, a
story that was popular enough to crash the newspaper’s website.
magazine-length stories with datelines ranging from Cleveland
interviewing Sen. Ted Stevens two weeks after he was indicted and Gov. Sarah
Palin two weeks before she was added to the GOP ticket.
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) in his first appearance in a national publication since
• Filed regular
news stories for the front page on politics; covered former Illinois Gov. Rod
to write a weekly column on political consulting (“Shop Talk”), significantly
increasing its readership.
The Hotline, National Journal Group, Washington,
D.C., September 2005 to September 2007 Staff Writer for an online
tip sheet for political insiders, also contributed to National Journal magazine
on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, including a profile on his
28-year-old finance director for National Journal; Also covered
candidates Sen. Sam Brownback and former Gov. Mike Huckabee. • Reported
from South Carolina
on the first CNN/YouTube debate with the Democratic presidential candidates.
• Covered the
2006 midterm election campaigns, filing daily before a regular 11am deadline.
and wrote “On The Download,” an online column on politics and technology for The
Hotline and Technology Daily, crafting a beat not yet covered by any
major news outlets at its inception.
EDUCATION NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, Evanston, IL
Bachelor of Arts, March 2005, GPA 3.6 on a 4.0 scale, majoring in
Political Science with Honors
Humboldt University, Berlin,
Germany; Institute for the International Education of Students (IES), Winter 2003
SKILLS Computer and Internet skills: Adobe
InCopy, NewsEngine GPS, Quark CopyDesk, Lexis/Nexis, Twitter, Moveable Type and YouTube