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About me

I’m a state government reporter with the Orange County Register, writing about legislation, budget numbers and political campaigns from Sacramento, Calif.

I came to the Golden State in February 2013 after four years reporting from the Pennsylvania state capital. In Harrisburg, I covered the annual state budget process,¬†oversight of natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale formation, and the 2010 governor’s race. During my two years with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, I also helped report on the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal and Penn State’s steps to move forward.

Before joining the Post-Gazette, I worked for the online news service Capitolwire.com, where I also covered Pennsylvania state government. I began my journalism career by interning with publications in Washington, D.C.,  Indianapolis, Birmingham and Reading, Pa. 

I received my undergraduate degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Despite my status as a Wildcat alumnae, I root for my native Nebraska Cornhuskers each fall Saturday.

When I’m not chasing news, you can find me hanging out with my beagle, Lucy, or on the roller derby track.

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