I used to live inside your radio. It was cramped, and a little loud, but much better when we moved away from transistors. For more than three decades, I've been a public radio anchor, reporter, interviewer, and producer. You've heard me hosting Marketplace and NPR's All Things Considered, delivering the news to audiences of up to ten million listeners on a weekly basis. Along the way I also became a contributing writer at the New York Times, the Guardian, and Forbes among other national and international publications. In 2018, I returned stateside after spending nearly three years working, traveling, and writing throughout Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Before that I wrote a book that was published by Penguin Random House. In late 2018, I created and anchored a daily, half-hour special program called "After Paradise" for a local public radio station in the wake of California's deadliest wildfire. For that effort I received a 2019 Gracie Award for Best Host/Anchor, as well as a National Edward R. Murrow Award for Continuing Coverage. From in front of the mic, I currently host Pandemic Economics, a podcast from the University of Chicago's Becker Friedman Institute, and recently hosted branded content for Gimlet Media/Spotify. From behind the mic, I'm currently producing and editing the podcast California State of Mind for Sacramento's public radio station, CapRadio.
I'm a voice and pen for hire, available for everything from ghost-and-copywriting to editing and show development... from voiceover and vocal coaching to, of course, audio writing and production (let's make your podcast dreams come true). On these pages you will find samples of my storytelling, much of it money-focused because of more than a decade covering global business and economics and personal finance. But I've also included some celebrity interviews because who doesn't want candy every once in a while? I'm based in Portland, Oregon.
I'm known for my voice, but my pen speaks just as brightly.
Storytelling is the most powerful way
to put ideas into the world.