I am a freelance journalist that produces and writes for various outlets on issues of race, class, politics, policy and popular culture. I am currently working on a book about black millennials and upward mobility, It Was All A Dream? Black Millennials, Migration, and Mobility for Nation Books.
Previously, I was a field producer on Chasing the Dream, a 90 minute documentary for PBS’ POV series about the economic and political challenges that the black middle class featuring former New York Times columnist Bob Herbert.
I have over ten years of experience as a journalist—mainly writing and producing pieces around social justice issues and politics. I was a senior associate/segment producer for the PBS newsmagazine Moyers & Company, The Bill Moyers Journal and on Faith and Reason. I’ve held fellowships with the New America Foundation and the think tank Demos. I was a freelance producer/editor for NY1 News and also an archival producer on two Sundance nominated films about tort reform and corporate tax policy–Hot Coffee (HBO) and We’re Not Broke. I got my start in television working in breaking news on MSNBC and Fox News and my first job was as a researcher for Congressional Quarterly in Washington DC. I’ve written for a variety of outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Al-Jazeera America, The Nation, The Guardian, Quartz, The San Francisco Chronicle, Teen Vogue, Congressional Quarterly, Transition, Black Enterprise and Uptown Magazine.
When I’m not tracking down sources or pitching ideas, I try to expand my brain power as a Ph.D student in American Studies at Rutgers University, where I am working on a dissertation about the representation of the black middle class in film and television. Check out my work as a writer, producer and academic. I also occasionally post some amateur photography here.