Documentary

 

Hubert His Story

A look inside the life of Hubert Roberts – Flint resident, activist, and ex-con.

Researcher and Assistant Producer

 

The Living History Project: Stories Told By Michigan’s Oldest Old

Documentary film and radio series for WKAR telling the stories of Michigan’s oldest residents. Entered into ArtPrize 2015.

Researcher and Assistant Producer

 

That Strange Summer

Feature length documentary examining the deaths of patients at the Ann Arbor VA Hospital in the 1970s and the nurses that were blamed.

Researcher

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MultiMedia

Exhumed

Co-producer of the award winning, multi-media website Exhumed. Exhumed examines the death of Sally Sue Mercer, a cold case from Okemos, Michigan. While our investigation is primarily told through a seven-part podcast, the website includes video and photographs for an immersive experience.

Awards: 

Society of Professional Journalists: Region 4 Mark of Excellence Award

BEA Festival of Media Arts: 2nd Place, Small Team, Student Interactive Multimedia Competition

 

Untangling Domestic Violence

Co-producer of a multi-media website diving into the various complications of domestic violence. The site explores the role the media, shelters, family, friends and the legal system play in perpetuating cultural perceptions of domestic violence and what can be done better. Sole producer of audio story  examining how the media reports on domestic violence.

 

Radio

Michigan Public Radio Network

Capitol Reporter (July 2016 – Present)

I cover Capitol news from bills to board meetings, and everything in between. Our coverage goes out to all NPR stations in Michigan and airs during Morning Edition and All Things Considered. I also submit stories for national audience including visits to Michigan by both major presidential nominees for the 2016 election, the Flint Water Crisis, and unique legislation.

Features:

Programs that reduce recidivism could be casualties in budget fight over prison spending

In about face, legislature OKs bills as donations pour in

Experts say outlawing female genital mutilation alone can’t stop it

Tribe working to make sure money isn’t an obstacle in school mascot debate

Michigan prosecutors balance new rights of juvenile lifers against promises made to victims

 

WKAR Freelance Reporter – Flint Coverage

Faces of Flint

Story of Dr. Bobby Mukkamala, an entrepreneur and Flint resident, and his quest to revitalize Flint.

Presidential Visit

Covered Pres. Barrack Obama’s visit to Flint for news spot used the following day during Current State. Interviewed locals and small business owners about what they would say to the Pres. Obama and what his visit means to Flint. Also provided social media updates throughout the day.

Michigan Radio

Assisted in covering a protest at the University of Michigan.

Assisted in covering the same sex marriage decision.

Engineered, edited and produced Jack Lessenberry’s daily essays and weekly morning interview from May 2015 – August 2015.

Organized, researched, and produced a week-long series for Stateside exploring marijuana in Michigan.

Produced an Audio Postcard following interviews with former female inmates.

The Food Fix Podcast

Host and assistant producer for weekly podcast dedicated to speaking with innovators trying to better feed the world.

Group creates animations to teach agricultural methods

ArtPrize artists explore Michigan’s abandoned farms and child hunger

ArtPrize artist creates piece on water scarcity 

Aquatic life in Ghana

Researchers study food storage to reduce waste

Print

Bustle

Freelance reporter covering the 2016 presidential election. 

Find all published articles on my contributor page

 

Broadly

‘I Feel Like a Fraud’: Confessions of a Broken-Down Domestic Violence Lawyer

 

Freelance Stringer – Reuters 

Continuing coverage of the Michigan Uber driver shooting case.

Michigan Uber driver accused of murder ordered to stand trial

 

Capital News Service Reporter

Published by Grand Rapids Business JournalLansing City Pulse, Traverse City Record Eagle, Holland Sentinel, Big Rapids Pioneer, MIRS, and Manistee News Advocate. 

Grand Rapids Business Journal

Health workers to spot human trafficking

Debate over two and four-year degrees

Migrant workers’ housing still unsafe, civil rights officials say

Lansing City Pulse

State police reach out to diversify ranks

Health workers to be trained to spot human trafficking

Traverse City Record Eagle

Barely making it: Minimum wage still isn’t enough for single people in Michigan

State police reach out to diversify ranks

Migrant workers’ housing still unsafe, civil rights official says

Bills would help domestic violence survivors 

Holland Sentinel

Package of state domestic violence bills would add victim protections

Big Rapids Pioneer

Lawmakers seek to re-sweeten school fundraisers