tech reporter at Portland Business Journal
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Specialties:Business, manufacturing, start-ups, banking, local government, state government, special districts, general assignment
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I covered the manufacturing industry of southwestern Pennsylvania which spans small tool and die shops up to large public companies like U.S. Steel, H.J. Heinz and PPG Industries. I also covered the technology industry in the region and its growing startup and entrepreneurial scene as well as research at Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh. Additionally, I started a technology blog called Steel City Innovation.
Banking beat reporter for the winter quarter. I covered Chicago area banks and wrote features, breaking news and earnings stories. I was also responsible for general assignment and economic indicator stories.
City and government reporter for the flagship paper of Lee Central Coast News, Lee Enterprises.
Helped cover breaking news including crime, fires and flash floods. Also worked with the District Court reporter by covering sentencings and preliminary hearings.
Business and Labor Reporting, first place: Pittsburgh Business Times “US Steel’s HQ search” Tim Schooley, Malia Spencer
Golden Quill for ongoing coverage of a petrochemical project in the region. Highlighted story: http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/print-edition/2012/01/13/royal-dutch-shell-considering-aliquippa.html
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