An award-winning journalist, I worked as a staff writer with The Charlotte Observer for more than 10 years, writing for both the investigations and business teams.
I investigated workplace safety at poultry plants and documented how one company underreported the number and extent of workplace injuries and prevented hurt workers from going to a doctor. The stories led to Congressional hearings, efforts to prevent the underreporting of workplace injuries and promises from federal and state legislators to protect young workers from dangerous jobs.
More recently, I wrote about commercial and residential real estate. My development blog has ranked among the Observer’s most popular. During Charlotte’s hosting of the Democratic National Convention in September, I anchored the newsroom’s a.m. online reporting.
Before joining the Observer, I spent five years writing for the Greensboro News & Record. My work has also appeared in the Orange County Register, P.C. World and National Geographic Today.