About me

I have two decades experience in journalism, and have won awards for reporting, column writing and blogging. My sweet spot is cultural commentary, which is what I did for years before switching to covering higher education, and what I’m back doing again now at the Arizona Daily Star. I’ve been lucky enough to interview the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Gloria Steinem, Shaquille O’Neal and lots of people in between.


  • 2014: University of Arizona: Outstanding Professional Advisor
  • 2012 NACADA: Outstanding New Advisor Certificate of Merit
  • 2012 University of Arizona: Outstanding Emerging Professional Advisor
  • 2009 Arizona Press Club, first place, best news blog
  • 2009 Arizona Press Club, First Place: Education Reporting (non-metro)
  • 2009 Arizona Press Club, Second Place: Business Reporting (non-metro)
  • 2008 The Tucson Citizen: Content Provider of the Year
  • 2008 Arizona Newspapers Association, Second Place: Best Sports Story
  • 2003 Arizona Press Club, Second Place: Feature Column Writing (Don Schellie Award)
  • 2003 Arizona Press Club, Third Place: Sustained Coverage or Series
  • 2003 National Catholic Press Association, Third Place: Best Commentary
  • 2003 Arizona Newspapers Association, Third Place: Best Non-daily Column
  • 2002 National Catholic Press Association, Second Place: Best Feature Writing

For detailed work history and résumé, please see my Linked In profile.