Thank you for visiting my new professional Facebook page! Instead of creating a post for every article I have published to this point, I’m going to share their links in this blog post and you can explore as you would like.
I believe my very first published article was published on January 23, 2015. It certainly isn’t pretty, but here it is. Local civic organizations supported a public school.
My second story was a special one. I told the story of a student living with cerebral palsy graduating from high school.
This is probably my favorite story that I wrote for the Republic-Times. It followed a person living with autism and his use of horses as therapy.
The next story was a stinky one; I was able to take a tour of a local hog farm.
I then covered a traffic accident.
My first meeting story is next in line.
A local business was chronicled after that.
Pharmacies used to sell a little bit of everything. This story looks at a family-owned pharmacy.
My Republic-Times coverage concluded with another meeting story.
My first story with the Columbia Missourian came together after the subject called me at almost midnight. A well-known figure locally was chosen to lead a statewide organization.
My second story is still one of my favorites. I went to Mexico, Missouri to cover the homecoming celebration for Tyronn Lue, the head coach of an NBA championship-winning team.
This one was a challenge. A beloved professor was found dead in what seemed to be a suicide, but I could not confirm it.
This life story resulted from that same story. This is another one of my favorites.
A news-heavy week nationwide resulted in this localized story. Here is the pre-event story:
And here is the full event story published later that night:
I contributed to, but did not write, this story which came to us on the scanner. It also served as a reminder of verification—see the correction.
The Missouri legislature created a commission to review the entire UM System. I was able to travel to Jefferson City to cover its first meeting. I’m proud of this story.
More breaking news coverage resulted in my next story.
My second life story was special; the woman had served as a nurse in the U.S. Army had treated patients at Nazi concentration camps.
This election story took an insane amount of research, and I’m still not satisfied with how it turned out.
After the Republican National Convention I was able to speak to some of the locals who served as delegates. This was a fun story, too.
Speaking of fun stories, I don’t think I will ever forget my opportunity to be one of the first people to tour the new Shakespeare’s restaurant in downtown Columbia.
A general assignment desk shift gave me the opportunity to write this breaking news story.
As I did with the Republicans, I spoke to some Democratic delegates after the Democratic National Convention. This story was an example of needing to be flexible as the original story idea was different from the final product.
Covering this house fire was a unique experience.
I’ve written far too many sports blogs to link to them all, but I am going to share a few of my favorites here.
This blog post wasn’t fun to write, but I’m proud of how it turned out. Inside I react to the death of St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras.
More recently I tried my hand at live blogging. Read along as I watched Game 7 of the NHL’s Western Conference Semi-Finals against the Dallas Stars.
They say to never publish when you’re angry. I didn’t publish this when I was angry, but I was definitely angry when I pounded it out on my keyboard late the night before. Here’s my reaction to Stan Kroenke’s Rams leaving St. Louis behind.
I dove into some numbers to complete this preview of the 2016 St. Louis Cardinals bullpen.
I’m going to end this list with a list. Always a fan of end-of-year lists, I created my own version for 2015 St. Louis sports.
Thank you for taking a look at my stories. If you would like to contact me, contact information is available on my professional Facebook page.