Before joining CNN, I covered competition, telecom, and congress for Law360. I began my career reporting on state politics and issues affecting Appalachia with the Associated Press and Report For America in Kentucky. While a graduate student at Northwestern University’s Medill D.C. program, I covered politics in Washington, D.C., for audiences in upstate New York and Texas.
I am a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, the Washington Association of Black Journalists, and the National Press Club.
I grew up in Burlington Township, New Jersey, a small suburb of Philadelphia along the Delaware River. In 2019, I graduated cum laude with a B.A. from the University of Southern California, where I majored in journalism and history, focusing on past and present intersections of policy, race, and mass media in downtown Los Angeles. I received a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern in June 2020.