Best of 2021 / 2020

Highlights of my recent work. Freelance producer from February 2021 onward. Reporting Fellow for WFAE 90.7, Charlotte's NPR station in partnership with the nonprofit media organization Votebeat, 2020-2021.

How the 2020 election sparked a new kind of journalism

One year ago this week, Americans’ anxiety and uncertainty about the 2020 election was already inching upward when Donald Trump propagated the lie that mail-ballot fraud could cost him his victory and as far-right media began a movement called Stop the Steal. Also one year ago, a group of 15 reporters around the country got a crash course in a new kind of journalism and started jobs with a pop-up newsroom called Votebeat.

Want To Go To The Moon? NASA Recruits At CIAA Career Fair

The Charlotte Convention Center’s Ballroom was a maze of booths filled with companies, professional schools, and government organizations on Thursday. They were there to meet students and recent graduates from historically black colleges and universities for the CIAA career fair. Clayton Turner chatted with students at the NASA booth. His sales pitch: that NASA’s spaceflight and robotics projects benefit everyone. Turner is NASA’s director of Langley Research Center in Virginia. He’s the first
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Best of 2019

Transom Story Workshop (Spring 2019); Queen City Podcast Network Studio Producer (Summer 2019); WFAE Reporting Fellow (Beginning Fall 2019)

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Uptown Charlotte's Protected Bike Lane On Track, But Not Fast Enough For Cyclists

Cyclists would love to not worry about being hit by vehicles. And drivers would love to not worry about hitting cyclists. Charlotte planners believe a protected bike lane project will make everyone happier and safer on uptown's roads. Stephanie Bercht is a designer who works uptown. She commutes to work by bike every day — she says there’s no bad day to bike. You just need to be prepared. As prepared as Bercht is, she still gets scared on her commute into uptown.
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