I have 15 years of experience in print and digital publishing, working at tempos ranging from daily to bimonthly. I’m comfortable juggling breaking news, opinion/point-of-view pieces, reported features, explainers, data-driven journalism, personal essays, and more. I’ve also managed editorial projects such as long-running series and special packages.
I have an eye for a promising pitch, but also enjoy assigning a story idea to a good writer and working together to hone it. Below are some favorite pieces among the hundreds I edited for CityLab in 2019 and 2018.
How Blade Runner and Sci-Fi Made Everything Dystopian (by Manu Saadia)
Beirut’s Protest City Is a Rebuke to the Privatization of Public Space (by Kareem Chehayeb)
This Conservative City Built a $132 Million Park Using One Weird Trick (by Zach Mortice)
The Problem With ‘Cool Pavements’: They Make People Hot (by Sam Bloch)
How a Drive-In Megachurch Became a Catholic Cathedral (by Anthony Paletta)
Can ‘Pods’ Bring Quiet to the Noisy Open Office? (by Sarah Holder)
The Toxic Effects of Electronic Waste in Accra, Ghana (by Peter Yeung)
What It’s Like to Live in a California Ghost Town (by Rick Paulas)
Why Detroit Residents Pushed Back Against Tree-Planting (by Brentin Mock)
The Glamorous, Sexist History of the Women’s Restroom Lounge (by Elizabeth Yuko)
The Case for Rooms (by Kate Wagner)