Ink runs through my veins
AS A JOURNALIST I had the pleasure of working on small community weeklies and large metropolitan dailies, covering the community at large in small towns like Azle, then larger such as Midland and Odessa with designated “beats.” Gaining a foothold in the journalism business I moved into the metropolitan areas. Each stop on the path offered excitement and a sense of contribution to society.
A TCU journalism graduate, I took pride in being asked to serve as the “writer-in-residence” for the Schieffer School’s Community Journalism program. I’m a firm believer that no area of journalism (just as no area of government) is more important than the local. This followed a three-year stint teaching in the Journalism School…rewarding itself to this “ol’ pro.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES – business/financial
THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE – cops and city desk
SCRIPPS-HOWARD NEWS INT’L – 4- state regional federal court cases
THE FORT WORTH PRESS – education/federal court – investigative reporting award and syndication with Scripps Howard.
DALLAS MORNING NEWS – “Womens,” features and weekend magazine supplement
THE ODESSA AMERICAN – general assignment
THE AZLE BANNER – managing editor
THE MIDLAND REPORTER-TELEGRAM – display advertising intern