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I am deputy editor of an investigative reporting team whose stories expose injustice, harm and poor government decision-making. I work with reporters to choose topics, direct reporting choices, edit and bulletproof stories, develop social media plans, and coordinate online design and publication. Four times in five years, our projects were named finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting.
For nearly a decade I worked as an editor on the Tribune's Metropolitan news desk, supervising at various times reporters covering science, health, the environment, education and religion, among other duties. Before that I worked with features reporters and arts critics as an assistant editor of the daily Tempo section. I came to the Tribune from the Chicago Sun-Times, where I edited two features sections and worked as a copy editor and page designer. I grew up in the western suburbs and have a bachelor of science degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I was copy desk chief of the Daily Tar Heel.