About Me

I may have roots as a nice Jewish boy from Minnesota, but as an investigative journalist, I bring a fierce commitment to using advanced data reporting skills to scrutinize federal agencies, billion-dollar corporations, and intricate, shadowy real estate transactions.

I deeply believe in journalism as a public service and the critical role of investigative reporting in holding powerful institutions — political, economic, and beyond — to account.

For the past two years, I’ve been an Investigative Data Reporter at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in Pittsburgh, PA, where I was a lead reporter of With Every Breath, a Post-Gazette and ProPublica series that exposed how Philips Respironics knowingly marketed contaminated breathing machines globally, despite FDA warnings and internal expert findings of severe health risks to users. The series received a George Polk Award for Medical Reporting and was named a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize in Investigative Reporting.

In addition, Left to Rot, my data-driven Post-Gazette investigative series exposing Pittsburgh's vacant and abandoned property crisis, spurred the rescuscitation of the city’s long-faltering land bank. The series was named a finalist for the 2023 Livingston Award in Local Reporting, honoring the best work by journalists under 35, and won a 2023 Best in Business Award in the Real Estate category from the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW).

Prior to joining the Post-Gazette, I played key roles in ProPublica’s Shadow Diplomats and The Washington Post and ICIJ’s Pandora Papers through the Medill Investigative Lab.

I’m not afraid of a challenge, and more than anything, I love to learn. So, while I received my BSJ and MSJ from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism (where I earned the class of 2021's Medill Valedictorian Award and graduated in 3 years), most of my computer-assisted reporting skills — from web scraping to the development of this portfolio — are self-taught.


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