Journalist. Editor. Communicator. 

After surviving 32 years in daily journalism -- news, sports, opinion writing, design, newsroom management -- I now work in higher education strategic communications. I am a storyteller, writer and content creator who enjoys compelling projects, multiple deadlines and making a difference. Oh, and well-crafted stories, too. They rock.

The good stuff: I'm a writer skilled in website management; editing and copy editing; social media management; content creation across multiple platforms; publication planning and design; and historical research. Yes, historical research. I have a BA in journalism, but my MA in history comes in handy. Archives make me happy. Primary documents are golden.

As a journalist, I have edited newspapers, managed newsroom departments and written extensively on politics and poverty, history and culture, and equality in the Deep South. In higher education, I have chronicled students' successes, ground-breaking faculty research, new academic programs and myriad segments of campus life. My work has been recognized by the Associated Press Managing Editors Association, the Alabama Press Association, the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association and the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. In 2022, I was honored by the University of Memphis for career excellence in journalism. 

Curious about my work? Then click on the links at the top of this page.

Moderating a panel discussion about storytelling during the University of West Alabama's 2023 Integrated Marketing Communications event for high school students.
Image Credit
Interviewing City of Anniston, Alabama, economic developer Toby Bennington in 2014 from inside the city airport's closed terminal.
Searching in the woods for remnants of Anniston's Barber Memorial Seminary, a long-shuttered African-American school funded by Northern philanthropists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. (Photo/Steve Gross)
Interviewing City of Anniston workers who are in charge of the city's most prominent flag that's displayed atop Watermark Tower. (Photo/Steve Gross)
Taking notes in the doorway of an ammunition igloo at an abandoned World War II-era Army depot in Talladega County, Ala. (Photo/Bill Wilson)
Documenting the relocation of a World War II-era soldiers chapel at the former Fort McClellan, Ala. (Photo/Steve Gross)
On assignment to write about high school mascots -- first-person, of course. (Photo/Kirsten Fiscus)

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