Before joining Quartz, I ran video for GlobalPost, where we won a Peabody award, two Edward R Murrow awards, a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, a National Press Club Award, a Polk Award, and a bunch of others. Before becoming GlobalPost’s Senior Producer, I spent two years reporting from South America, North Africa and South Asia for GlobalPost and other outlets, producing multimedia packages alongside my husband and fellow correspondent, Erik German.
Before that, I spent a year associate producing a pair of one-hour documentaries for NOVA, the PBS network’s flagship science show, and three years covering criminal justice in New York City for New York 1. I won a New York Press club award for stories exposing illegal police detentions of innocent photographers; I covered the first New York jury to hand up a federal death sentence in 50 years; and I broke details hour after hour during the media firestorm following the fatal police shooting of Sean Bell, an unarmed black man killed on his wedding day. NY1 editors also chose me for a rare international assignment to investigate reforms to the Japanese criminal justice system and compare Tokyo’s police force with New York City’s.
Before joining NY1, I worked in print, focusing on science, health and the environment. I wrote for Discover Magazine, The Village Voice, Newsday and other publications. I also spent a year in Phnom Penh, Cambodia as writing for The Cambodia Daily, covering government corruption and environmental abuses.
I was born and raised in California, and I still miss the Mexican food.