I’m a longtime print journalist and I’m relatively new to broadcast journalism. I host All Things Considered from NPR News on KETR-FM in Commerce, Texas.
I have to say, I love it. In addition to my hosting duties, I’m a radio journalist. Sam Donaldson once wrote that the true romance in broadcast journalism lies in radio, and I’ve quickly come to agree with him. Radio journalism is exciting, varied, unusual, challenging, and usually a lot of fun. It’s certainly never the same day twice.
In addition to my job at KETR, I occasionally contribute stories through Audio Texas that get picked up by member stations around the state. Once in a while the flagship public radio program in Texas, The Texas Standard, will run a piece of mine, allowing it to be heard all around the state.
I still write (freelance) for newspapers and magazines, including US 1, Community News Service of New Jersey (thank you, technology for allowing me to work far afield), and the Five Star institute in Dallas, which publishes The M Report and DS News.
I’ve been a print journalist since 2001. I’ve wone my share of journalism awards from the Society of professional Journalists and the New Jersey Press Association (I was born and raised in the Garden State). I’ve also been trained in database journalism by (and am a member of) Investigative Reporters and Editors.
One day I’ll get around to making the damn documentary I keep wanting to make, too. Until then, there’s plenty of news in the offing.