About me, my market, and what I love most about my work.
I’ve been a working journalist since I was in college and began as a police reporter in NYC. After a variety of hard news beats – a statehouse, investigations, and education – I switched to covering TV. I’ve been staff at newspapers, including The Oakland Tribune and the Hartford Courant, and have been a freelancer for years. My main outlets are emmy Magazine, MediaVillage, the (NY) Daily News, National Geographic, and TV Weekly. What I love most is that I am constantly learning.
This is my passion project, or passion in general.
I don’t have one single passion project but I become very interested in whatever I am working on. I’m one of those writers who can always go back into a piece and fiddle, but here are a couple that I liked from the past year:
What it means to me to be part of CCA.
I’ve been a member for five years. For folks who put one letter in front of the other on screens working alone, it means being in a community. In this case, a community of people who are passionate and knowledgeable about television and film.
My favorite Film/TV series that inspires/empowers me as a woman & why.
My favorite TV show that fits this bill ended this past season. It continues to resonate with me. Queen Sugar was the single best example of female-driven entertainment I can conceive of. Ava DuVernay hired exclusively women directors to tell the story of a family whose fulcrum was a woman. Everything about it – in front of and behind the scenes — was about empowering women. (And when I was doing a story, I did have an hour-long 1:1 with Oprah, so that was a highlight.)
My social media and where you can find my work.