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As a prizewinning journalist, I specialize in writing about people, employment, business and workplace issues. Even as a youngster, I knew I wanted to be a reporter and began my career at age 10, working for my elementary school newspaper. I haven't stopped since, even though I recently left the Philadelphia Inquirer in search of new adventures and challenges. At the Inquirer, I worked as an editor and reporter for many years, with the last 20 years of my career there focused on business, executive leadership, employment, economics, labor, workplace issues, the business of philanthropy, courts, retailing and marketing, always with a gift for telling stories through people. For the last several years, I was the author of a weekly Q&A with area executives. My biggest recent accomplishment was co-founding what is now known as ReSolve Philadelphia, an innovative and prizewinning media collaborative. I had the idea that normally competing media outlets should instead collaborate to cover one important story a year. By doing this, we would share our technical expertise (radio, video, print, social media) and our subject matter expertise (employment, in my case), while trying to make a difference in our city. In our first year, we tackled issues involving people returning from prison. The collaborative earned awards as did my work individually in it. Now that I've left the Inquirer, my involvement is limited, although I still contribute and will join the board when there is one. it These days, I'm freelancing, handling corporate work and journalism, and collaborating on a book on worker safety. I also teach writing, both as a coach for business students at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and as a teacher working with adults aiming to earn their high school diplomas. To me, the most exciting part about journalism is the exposure to ideas and people.
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