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Housing Development

Writing and Editing

Covering real estate for USA Today, I explored the warning signs about risky loans that fueled the housing bubble and triggered the Great Recession. These stories highlight my skill to turn large, complicated topics into compelling narratives about real people. When I became the Real Estate Editor of the Associated Press, Inman News named me one of their 100 Most Influential People in Real Estate.

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Politico Europe, Brussels
Technology Editor,
2015 – 2017

  • Launched the new publication’s technology coverage. Managed a team of four reporters, plus freelancers across the continent.

  • Ensured content accuracy and consistency, contributing significantly to the publication’s strategy in a fast-paced news environment, which included coverage of Brexit, the Greek debt crisis, terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels.

  • Moderated high-profile conferences across Europe with key policy makers, regulators and industry leaders.

The Wall Street Journal, New York Editor of CFO Journal, 2013 – 2015

  • Raised the profile and influence of CFO Journal, which included a blog, daily newsletter for 50,000 subscribers, a weekly half-page in the WSJ print edition and an annual, invitation-only conference for the country’s top 200 CFOs.

  • Managed a team of five reporters covering high-level global corporate finance.

  • Increased newsletter subscriptions by 25% and doubled the team’s production of section-front stories.  

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Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Visiting Professor of Business Journalism, Spring 2013

Awarded a teaching fellowship by the Reynolds Foundation to help Louisiana State University launch a business journalism program. Developed two intensive, skills-based courses to teach students the tools for success in rapidly changing media landscape.

The Associated Press, New York Real Estate Editor, 2008 – 2010
  • Envisioned and launched a national real estate vertical, offering breaking news, features, service journalism, multimedia interactives and data.

  • Key editor during the real estate crisis that triggered the Great Recession, leading a team of six reporters and coordinating and editing breaking news coverage around the clock.

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USA Today, Washington, D.C., Brussels, New York Business Writer, 2000 – 2008
  • Established a reputation as a top national real estate reporter, providing in-depth coverage of the housing bubble.

  • Opened the Brussels bureau for USA Today and raised the newspaper’s profile in Europe by breaking stories and diplomatic networking.

  • Reported from 16 European countries, covering the biggest stories and compelling trends. Top stories included; the in Ukraine; the expansion of the European Union; NATO’s role in Afghanistan.

  • Broke news on Wall Street and white collar crime.

  • Wrote a data-driven investigative story about the flaws in how , forcing the agency to change its policies.

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