I am the lead investigative reporter with Carolina Public Press in North Carolina. My work over nearly two decades of journalism has sparked reforms, resignations, firings, criminal indictments and convictions. At least five state laws or legal precedents have changed because of my work. My recent investigation into where SANE nurses work inspired a N.C. Congresswoman to author a bill that will pay $30 million per year to train SANE nurses nationwide and other improvements.
I was the inaugural IRE Rural Computer Assisted Reporting fellow in 2011 through the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues.
I currently live in Carrboro, NC.