Through the pursuit of my passion for writing, I landed a position with USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin and spent summer of 2016 in the good old midwest as a news reporting intern.
Here you can find some of my favorite stories I've reported
as well as my full portfolio for the Wausau Daily Herald.
I co-authored the first chapter in Truth Counts: A Practical Guide for News Consumers.
My co-author Tom Rosenstiel and I set the tone for the rest of the book by breaking down the history of fake news, and why it's so important to take a "deep dive" into the definition of truth now.
Proposed city project leaves residents in limbo
WESTON - Stacy Golding purchased a trailer in Stillwater Landing Mobile Home Community last June as a temporary solution to a financial setback. She had a plan: Build her credit for four years, pay off her car and get out of there so she could own her own home again.
Wausau students buy custodian prosthetic arm
WAUSAU - Chong Lee remembers the explosion that took his arm. It’s 1968 and a group of Hmong children chase each other in the shade of the Laotian jungles that are their backyard. Their laughter, echoing through the village, is cut short by a loud explosion. Then another.
YMCA celebrates special member of 11 years
WAUSAU - Kevin Dodd ambles down the pool steps at the Woodson YMCA in downtown Wausau. He’s meeting a new client and sees his soon-to-be pupil working with a different instructor at the end of the pool. He removes his shoes and pads across the wet tiles toward them.
“Hi,” he says. “I’m Kevin,” and reaches his hand down for a shake. Travis Gunther grins, reaches up to take his hand, and pulls Dodd headfirst, clothes and all, into the water.