Multimedia Journalist

About Me

Photo by George Itzhak

Photo by George Itzhak

 
 

I'm a digital producer at NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, the nation's highest rated daily news broadcast. 

As part of a team that has posted extraordinary growth over the past two years, I regularly produce original reporting, appearing on both TV and online and distributed across all NBC News' social platforms. Some of my work includes a profile of a Palestinian sprinter on a mission to compete at the Rio Olympic Games; documentary features on Hurricane Katrina survivors and their fight to repair their battered homes a decade later and a profile of a group of New York's cop watchers. Since August, I've spearheaded NBC News' series coverage of the standoff at the Oceti Sakowin Camp in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, over the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline - contributing dozens of written articles, video features, exclusive scoops and live on-the-ground dispatches.

Previously, I worked as a featured contributor for The Guardian US where I covered City Hall in New York City. My most consequential piece there was a months-long investigation into abuses within the city's foster care system. In the piece, I exclusively revealed for The Guardian a watchdog report administered by the New York City Public Advocate's Office that the city's Administration for Children's Services (ACS) had for years abused its power in family courts, wrongly taken children into custody and inadequately assisted those it claimed to help. The article, in addition to a subsequent class-action lawsuit on behalf of the victims, led to Gov. Andrew Cuomo announcing four major reforms to ACS in November 2015.

Prior to The Guardian, I worked as a general assignment reporter at Quartz, the Atlantic Media’s global business news site, where I covered everything from the rise of the pro-marijuana legalization movement in the US to a series of features on the covert U.S. drone program and the companies and individuals most closely associated with it. 

My first job in journalism was as an Associate Producer for a special investigative documentary project, “Marijuana Wars” on the social, legal and moral implications of the nation’s 40-year War on Drugs, both in the US and in Latin America, and the rise of the marijuana legalization movement in the United States for “People and Power,” a long form investigative current affairs program broadcast weekly on Al Jazeera English

I'm a dual-degree graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and School of International and Public Affairs, where I served as Lead Editor at the Journal of International Affairs. I also hold a BSc degree in broadcast journalism and politics from the University of Miami.

 

 

Awards: 

Native American Journalists Association

Best TV News Story - Army Corps Denies Dakota Access Pipeline

NBC Nightly News

 

Ida B. Wells Fellowship

Investigative Reporting

2016 Nominee

 

NBC Nightly News
Best Social Media Campaign - Cynopsis Digital Model D Awards

 

NBC Nightly News
Nominated: 2016 Webby Awards - News & Information (Social Media)