As education reporter for North Carolina Public Radio-WUNC, I focused on racial and social inequity. My work won multiple awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association and the Society of Professional Journalists. These included “Best in Radio” and “Best Radio Documentary” for a multimedia project about a Raleigh mother struggling to find summer opportunities for her daughters, and “Best News Series” for a project on coastal schools recovering from Hurricane Florence.
Before moving to North Carolina, I reported on schools in Howard County and Laurel, Maryland for the Baltimore Sun newspapers. My work there won several awards from the Maryland-DC Press Association, including best education and feature reporting. Much of my coverage focused on conflict between the community and the Howard County Board of Education and superintendent, leading up to a contentious school board race and the passage of a state bill to investigate local school officials’ compliance with Maryland public information law.