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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. 

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Most recently...

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.

 
 
 Jacob Byk/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin

Jacob Byk/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin

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.

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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.

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 T'xer Zhon Kha/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin

T'xer Zhon Kha/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin


 T'xer Zhon Kha/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin

T'xer Zhon Kha/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin

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.

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