November 2012 - Present

Orange County Register

Community engagement editor.

Fall 2012

Instructor, University of Washington

Taught “Digital Content” for the University of Washington Digital Publishing Certificate Program. Also helped develop the curriculum for the program.

February - November 2012

Owner, Working Press, LLC

Owner of ebook publishing and distribution company Working Press.

March 2004 - January 2012

Editor and Executive Producer

In March, 2009 the Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper closed, and became the first major metropolitan daily newspaper to go online only. I managed the site's transition to online only, creating's new coverage plan, selecting staff and creating new workflows, priorities and responsibilities for staff.

As editor and executive producer I ran the newsroom and oversaw the site's production, presentation, engineering and design. Among other things, I was in charge of developing and executing content partnerships, and oversaw the development and curation of's collection of more than 200 readers blogs.

Under my leadership, the online-only attracted more local readers than before the paper closed: More than 1 million people in the Seattle DMA and 4 million people worldwide read the site every month, according to Omniture.

I joined the Seattle Post-Intelligencer as an investigative reporter in March 2004, and became Assistant Managing Editor in charge of in October, 2005.

October 2001 - March 2004

University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication

I was editor of Online Journalism Review -- one of the first publications to cover trends in online journalism -- from June 2003 - March 2004. I was founding editor of Japan Media Review, which tracked online publishing and social media breakthroughs in trendsetting Japan. I also taught online and print journalism, and helped update the school's journalism curriculum.

July 2000 - May 2001

Vice President, Business Development,

January - June 2000

Content/project manager,, an idealab! company

1990 - 1999

Reporter, Orange County Register

Covered health and medicine from 1992-1998. I was a lead reporter on the yearlong Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation of a California fertility clinic, where doctors took eggs and embryos from patients and gave them to other patients without consent.

1985 - 1990

Freelance Reporter


Online News Association judge, 2009-2011. Society for Newspaper Design SNDies judge, 2006/2007. Board member of SPJ's Western Washington Chapter, 2005/2006. Planned and launched a nine-week professional education series that continues to be offered today. Created and ran a sold out Seattle online news conference.


1996: Pulitzer Prize, Investigative Reporting; George Polk Award for medical reporting; Roy W. Howard award for public service; Investigative Reporters and Editors gold medal, Sigma Delta Chi award and National Headliners award for investigative reporting. 2006: Best of the West, project reporting, 2nd Place.


B.A. in Communications, University of New Orleans. Previously enrolled in USC's Master of Professional Writing Program.