Throughout my career, I’ve had the opportunity to report on a variety of topics for a variety of publications of size and type. Below, I have sorted some of my clips into categories and linked them below with a brief summary of the article. Each article has its own backstory that I would be happy to share as to how it came about and the lessons it taught me as a reporter, interviewer and writer.
College students with incarcerated parents are an often-ignored segment of the college population and they face trials unique to their circumstances. This feature story investigated some of the things those students deal with.
Using public records data from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, I put together and analyzed a list of the food safety penalties assessed against Anderson County restaurants in 2018.
This article looked at a rarely talked about segment of the public school population: homeless students. I defined homelessness according to the McKinney-Vento Act, spoke with a college student who spent her last two years of high school as a homeless student and compiled the numbers of homeless students across all five of Anderson County’s school districts.
In recent decades, the dairy industry has gotten smaller and local farms have had to close. In Anderson County in particular, there’s now only one left.
One of Anderson County’s census-designated areas has one of the state’s lowest median household incomes. This article explored some of the reasons why from the viewpoint of the county councilwoman, a local activist and a local business owner.
As wages went up in 20 states at the beginning of 2019, South Carolina’s wages did not increase and have not since the federal minimum wage increased. Some state legislators are attempting to pass legislation that would put more money in the pockets of South Carolina residents.
National Moment of Silence 2014 was a rally in various cities nationwide against police brutality.
After the firing of NYT executive editor Jill Abramson, students have wondered what role gender played in dismissal, as well as how gender, race and ethnicity plays a role in the newsroom and classroom dynamics.
Allie Walker, an Anderson native, came back to Anderson to open the bridal shower she and her mom planned to open before her mother died unexpectedly.
Amid a revitalization of Downtown Anderson, a county native with big-city experience returned to open the city’s first boutique dog supply store.
An Anderson business that has been operating for 40 years surprised two of its employees who have worked at the company for 40 years with brand-new cars.
The Anderson Mall hired a new general manager for the property who has big ideas on how to make the mall a more central part of life in Anderson, South Carolina, even as many brick and mortar businesses are closing.
A lifelong Anderson resident won a $12,000 grant to start a produce market that resembled the one she used to shop at in the South Anderson food desert.
Popular local radio personality Tone Hollywood allowed me to follow him for a day while he did community service at a local middle school and broadcasted his daily radio show.
Clemson University’s top pastry chef made it to Food Network’s Halloween Baking Show. She talks about her experience on the show and the things she has planned for her future as a chef.
A profile of researcher and director of the local VA who incorporates music in his practices.
A Q&A with author, activist and educator Austin Channing Brown ahead of the release of her debut memoir, I’m Still Here.
Personal Finance Articles
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