In April 2016, The Houston Chronicle hired me as an enterprise sports reporter.
Prior, I contributed to The New York Times, Rolling Stone and Forbes, with other stories published by The Wall Street Journal, ESPN The Magazine, SI.com, NationalGeographic.com, Maxim.com, Newsday, Virginia Coastal, Men's Journal, Popular Science, VICE.com and VIBE.
I got my first break at 17 years old, reporting for The Chicago Sun-Times. Hooked, I attended Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. I reported abroad for The Cape Times in Cape Town, South Africa, and then interned for Newsday in New York.
I graduated college in 2011 and, defeated by the surging unemployment rate, fled to Europe to run with the bulls in Pamplona. After narrowly avoiding certain death from a near-ramming, I wrote about my hair-raising experience and managed to impress then-New York Times sports editor Joe Sexton. He gave me a small opportunity, then a big one. I was off and running.
Born in Manhattan. Escaped to Brooklyn. Reporting happily in Houston. Have an interesting story?
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