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I help run a team of reporters who write stories that uncover injustices and help consumers make good choices. Sometimes, but not always, that means in-depth investigative series. I work especially closely with our health reporters and the environment reporter. This team, launched in 2009, is part of a strong renewed focus in the Chicago Tribune newsroom on watchdog journalism.
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.