For the past decade I have worked as a freelance writer, reporter and editor covering a wide range of subjects, from city politics to travel to arts and culture and more. My work has appeared in Billboard, Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Vice, Nylon, W, Spin, The Hollywood Reporter, L.A. Weekly, Flaunt and others, spanning mediums to include print, digital, video and documentary projects.
As a cast member of the 2007 MTV series I'm From Rolling Stone, I became comfortable on-camera and behind the scenes working with a TV crew. I have continued this since with video interviews for various editorial outlets such as The Hollywood Reporter, Spin, Yours Truly, Filter, Blender, and Hearst's Sweet channel on Snapchat, while first familiarizing myself with long-form formats when I contributed as a writer and researcher to Diplo's 2008 documentary Favela on Blast.
Below is a selection of articles I've written.
Billboard.Biz, West Coast news editor (2017 - present)
As the West Coast news editor for Billboard.Biz, I direct editorial strategy for Billboard's music industry-specific website by assigning, editing, writing and reporting daily news stories and features, managing a steady stream of content. In addition to covering business news (record labels, publishing, branding, touring and more), my intent has been to approach trade reporting with consumers in mind through industry and legal analysis to move stories forward and appeal to an interested audience.
As we work to redesign the Billboard.Biz website, I am spearheading new content initiatives, starting with a new industry profile series called 'Spotlight,' which launched in January 2018.
'Spotlight' music industry profile Series:
Billboard, West Coast online news writer and editor (2013 - 2017)
As a West Coast online writer and editor for Billboard.com, I managed a steady content stream of my own and other’s work engaging tens of thousands daily with music news coverage spanning pop culture, legal issues, industry profiles, trend pieces and more. Other responsibilities included contributing to print publication and managing social media accounts.
Los Feliz Ledger, senior contributing writer (2011 – 2015)
For four years I led reporting for the monthly community newspaper, covering Northeast Los Angeles on issues including city politics, crime, education, health and more across Los Feliz, Griffith Park, Silver Lake, Echo Park, Atwater Village and the surrounding areas. In this role I was a featured guest on KCRW's Press Play with Madeleine Brand to discuss the issue of Airbnb in Los Angeles' neighborhoods and its affects on local politics.
Various print and online publications (2008 – present)
Since 2008 I have worked as a freelance journalist covering entertainment, politics, social issues, crime, environment and more for publications including The Hollywood Reporter, Rolling Stone, Los Angeles Times, Nylon, L.A. Weekly, Vice, W, Filter and more. As well, over the years, this has included video production and direction for Yours Truly, Snapchat features for Sweet, research and writing for the Diplo-produced documentary Favela on Blast and research assistance for award-winning journalist Vanessa Grigoriadis.