Washington, DC, United States
I’m an editor's writer and a writer's editor, with a passion for investigative journalism and, more broadly, for getting to the bottom of stories that haven't been told, or at least told very well. I love my craft, mostly because it allows me to make a living (on the reporting side) by indulging my inexhaustible curiosity and (on the editing side) by helping other journalists tell their stories in the strongest way possible and then packaging them for maximum impact.
I've written for a wide range of publications, including the AARP Bulletin, Mother Jones, National Journal, The New Republic, The New Yorker, Regardie's Magazine, The Washington Post, The Washingtonian Magazine, and a boatload of city and regional magazines. While I take pride in being a generalist—I relish coming into a subject or story completely cold—I do have some specialties, among them medicine and health care (especially prescription drugs), money in politics, just about all things food-related, and modern American history.
I'm a fast, no-stone-unturned researcher, an intrepid reporter, and, whether I'm writing or editing, a gifted storyteller. I started out writing mostly long-form magazine pieces but over the years learned to that blunt force can be beautiful, too.
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