I’m a multimedia journalist with WSBT-22 in South Bend. In this position, I tell the stories about people and the things that affect them on a daily basis, whether it’s the rising cost of EpiPens, the role Hoosiers played in selecting the Republican and Democratic nominees for president in 2016, the battle for civil rights protections for the LGBT community or the challenges Indiana students faced as the state government squabbled over state-wide standardized testing.
Before working at WSBT, I attended Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. While there I was a multimedia journalist for the school’s Medill News Service which partnered with various media outlets across Chicagoland.
I have been telling those types of stories for a long time, though not always as a journalist. I have always had an inherent curiosity about not only what was happening, but why it was happening and what other people thought about it.
That’s why I am a journalist. Even though I have read all the pessimistic articles about the future of journalism, I still have that inherent curiosity and I always will. I want to tell stories. I want to tell stories that make people laugh, that make people cry and sometimes that make people angry but I want my stories to always make people think.