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Political Journalist.

Based in Hartford, I cover politics, public policy and elections in Connecticut as a general assignment reporter at the Connecticut Mirror.

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Welcome


Political Journalist.

Based in Hartford, I cover politics, public policy and elections in Connecticut as a general assignment reporter at the Connecticut Mirror.

Looking for a new story every day.

Interviewing Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein in Stamford, Conn. Photo courtesy of Stamford environmental activist David Michel.

Interviewing Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein in Stamford, Conn. Photo courtesy of Stamford environmental activist David Michel.

Four years (and counting) as a reporter.

I cover state and national political news as a general assignment reporter for the Connecticut Mirror and, previously, news, sports and culture as a senior staff writer at The Daily Campus.

Five years as a political operative.

I worked for numerous local, state and federal campaigns, a political action committee and a state political party during my middle and high school days.

One year as a speech and debate coach.

I taught dozens of public school students in rural Georgia how to speak clearly and perform confidently while participating in competitions across the country.


One of my latest writing samples.

Photo courtesy of Kyle Constable/CTMirror.org

Photo courtesy of Kyle Constable/CTMirror.org

State watchdog launches investigation into vo-tech contracts

The watchdog board that oversees state contracts will investigate whether Connecticut’s vocational-technical school system improperly spent millions of dollars over the past three years on marketing and consulting contracts with two Rocky Hill-based firms.

The State Contracting Standards Board voted Friday morning to formally request information from the State Department of Education about how the Connecticut Technical High School System (CTHSS) procured at least 13 contracts from the firms – worth about $4.9 million over three years – and how those contracts were approved.

Read the story in the Connecticut Mirror here.


My latest feature project: Montana.

Sunset in Nebraska. Photo by Kyle Constable.

Sunset in Nebraska. Photo by Kyle Constable.

This is where six months of silence ends.

Back in October, New York Times reporter Jon Caramanica asked rapper Frank Ocean about his disappearance from the public eye for much of 2015, and whether he felt like his seclusion was best described as a “sane escape” or “running away.” Ocean's response resonated with me.

“I never thought about it like that," Ocean said. "I always thought about it like, if your house is on fire, you need to get out of the house.”

Six months ago, my house was on fire. I needed to get out of the house. That's why, on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, at 11:45 p.m., I got in my car and ran away. Read the full narrative of my trip here.


 

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