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.