M.S., Journalism, Columbia University, New York, May 1989

B.A., Journalism, The University of Wisconsin-Madison, December 1986

Rotary Foundation
Graduate Scholar, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 1987-88


Author, Newswriting on Deadline, Published by Allyn & Bacon/Longman, 2004


Professor of Journalism, Bucks County Community College
September 1997-present

Journalism professor and faculty adviser to the award-winning weekly student newspaper. Responsible for overseeing the college's entire journalism program. Created the program's first web site.

Editor, journalism section of the website:
September 2008 to May 2016

Was responsible for all content on the journalism section of the New York Times-owned website. Wrote extensively on current issues facing the news business in its transition to digital media.

Deputy National Editor, New York Daily News
August 1996-August 1997

Assigned and edited national and international news stories for one of the nation's largest newspapers. Helped supervise bureaus in Washington and Los Angeles and freelance correspondents stationed around the world.

Assistant National Editor,
New York Daily News
September 1995-July 1996

Assigned and edited national and international news stories.

Long Island
Bureau Chief, New York Daily News
October 1993-August 1995

Assigned and edited all spot news and features for six-day-a-week Long Island news section; managed a four-person news bureau.

Reporter, Long Island bureau, New York Daily News

June 1993-October 1993

General assignment reporting in Long Island and New York City.

Reporter, Editor, The Associated Press Boston bureau
September 1989-May 1993

Reported and edited regional and national stories for print and broadcast wires. Covered hundreds of stories for the AP's national wire, including the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew.

Reporter, The Auckland Star, Auckland, New Zealand
July 1987-January 1988

General assignment reporting for 120,000-circulation afternoon daily.

Reporter, Copy Editor, The Capital Times, Madison, WI
December 1985-February 1987

Police reporting and copy editing for afternoon daily.

Intern, The Racine Journal Times, Racine, WI
June 1985-August 1985

General assignment reporting and editing.

City Editor, The Daily Cardinal, Madison, WI
September 1984-December 1985

Assigned and edited city news copy and covered the state legislature for college daily.


CMS, WordPress, Frontpage, Adobe Audition, digital video editing

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