I write about real estate, dining, health, travel, consumer goods, and other lifestyle topics. Most recently, I was a New York City-based staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal.

While at WSJ, I also wrote a weekly data-driven column called Spread Sheet, where I crunched data from reports and academic studies to reveal housing trends. I’ve blogged for WSJ’s Speakeasy and Developments sections, created interactive graphics and maps for WSJ.com, and frequently appeared on video and radio programs.

My in-depth profile on the late poet Maya Angelou ran on the front page of the inaugural issue of Mansion, The Wall Street Journal’s luxury real-estate section. My View From the Top penthouse feature in 2014 comprised a massive online spread and spanned four print pages, one of the largest story packages to have run in the section at that time. 

I have won several awards, including an award for Best Home and Design Feature from the National Association of Real Estate Editors in 2014 for my story on meditation homes, and the Melcher Family Award for Excellence in Journalism from Duke University in 2013 for my three-part employment series.

 

Cover Stories and Features

Video

Driving Into Luxury Garages, WSJ Video (April 10, 2014)
Americans are rediscovering their garages, turning them into luxury showcases for their cars with high-end finishes, flat-screen TVs, underground car lifts, and welding equipment. I share the details in this video package.

How to Go From a 5K to a Marathon, WSJ Video (Aug. 12, 2013)
Runners who hope to join the ranks of the 26.2-mile club may struggle transitioning from the 5K or 10K race. New York Road Runners coach John Honerkamp and I join WSJ's Lunch Break with a look at how to safely up your mileage.

For Housing, Open Spaces = Higher Prices, WSJ Video (May 2, 2013)
A study shows that homes in neighborhoods with protected open space sell for 20% to 29% more than neighborhoods without open space. I describe the findings on WSJ's Lunch Break program. 
 

Radio