Hello! If you're here, you're probably looking for details, so here you go: I'm a reporter at HuffPost. I write about climate change, the environment, energy and the politics and policies that affect all three.
I have reported on warming temperatures from remote corners of Greenland, the collapse of Iceland's government from Reykjavík, and the gas industry's grip on state politics from Pittsburgh. My reporting has revealed EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's secretive meeting with ex-Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, shed light on the sorts of crank criminals being considered for EPA positions, and exposed a top climate misinformation think tank's efforts to protect a former executive accused of harassing a female colleague. I have also written about antitrust issues, chemical plant deregulation, and the cost of giving monopolies on taxpayer-funded drug research to private companies.
I serve on the editorial board of Jewish Currents, a 72-year-old nonprofit magazine. I'm a shop steward at the Writer's Guild of America, East, and a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists. I'm a regular guest on the BBC World Service's "Business Matters," and have appeared appeared on MSNBC, FOX, SiriusXM and CBC Radio.
I previously spent two years as HuffPost's senior business editor, managing a small team of reporters and writers. Before joining HuffPost, I covered retail and world affairs at the International Business Times. Prior to that, I reported on the media industry in Los Angeles for The Wrap and, later, in New York at FishbowlNY. I got my first real gig writing about crime, fires and the occasional citywide spelling bee for The Boston Globe. I have also written for Pacific Standard.
I started working as a supermarket cashier on Long Island, where I grew up. Later, I stocked shelves at a knock-off CVS, waited tables, and barista-ed. My journalism career began at 15 years old with an internship at The Long-Islander, a weekly newspaper founded by Walt Whitman in 1838 in Huntington, New York. Back then, I started using my middle initial in my byline to pay respect to an old newspaper tradition. Admittedly, I sometimes worry it seems pretentious. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I spent most of my time at Emerson College toiling in the basement office of The Berkeley Beacon, the only student-run newspaper on campus. During my year-long tenure as editor-in-chief, we became the first student publication in the country to launch a responsively designed website, earning us plaudits from Harvard's Nieman Lab.