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Bio

My first gig in journalism was research editor at Philadelphia Magazine, back when writers annotated their stories on paper and Google didn’t exist. Since then, I’ve specialized in sports, media, pop culture, personality profiles, investigative reporting, and longform, along with TV recaps for fun. I hold a B.A. from Rowan University and an M.S. from Syracuse University and have taught journalism at Rowan and Temple University. Currently, I’m the editor of Wharton Magazine and a contributing writer at Philly Mag.

Publications

Men’s Journal, New York, Philadelphia Magazine, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Self, Details, Radar, Monocle, Best Life, The New York Times, Boston Globe Magazine, Decibel, Magnet, Vulture, Deadspin, Wharton Magazine, The Penn Stater, Denison Magazine, Holy Family University Magazine.

Awards

Livingston Award (finalist), “Life of a Bullet”; recognizing excellence by professionals under the age of 35 in American journalism (2003)

Mirror Awards (finalist), “Little Boy Lost”; Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications (2013)

Circle of Excellence gold award; Robert Sibley Magazine of the Year finalist; Council for Advancement and Support of Education (2020)

Circle of Excellence gold; Robert Sibley Magazine of the Year finalist; CASE (2019)

Writer of the Year (silver), City and Regional Magazine Association (2004)

Columnist of the Year (finalist), CRMA (2014)

Best Reporting (silver), “Mystery at Rohm & Haas; CRMA (2007)

Best Sports Writing (1st place), “Stephen X”; Philadelphia Society of Professional Journalists (2004)

Best Sports Writing (2nd place), “The Phantom Five”; SPJ (2009)

Best Sports Writing (2nd place), “Game On; SPJ (2011)

Best Public Service Writing (2nd place), “Mystery at Rohm & Haas; SPJ (2008)

Best Investigative Reporting (3rd place), “Sins of the Father; SPJ (2010)

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