SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS: I have more than 10 years of hands-on experience as a reporter and copy editor at three major metropolitan daily newspapers. My clips display a range of hard news, trend analysis, features, critical reviews and in-depth previews.

1992 - present Boston Globe Boston, Mass
Arts Section Feature Writer / New Media Columnist
Staff writer covering Internet cyberculture, pop music, film, interactive digital entertainment, television and youth trends. Duties include performer profiles, trend spotting and criticism.

1991 - 1992 Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel Fort Lauderdale, Fla
Copy Editor / Metro Reporter / Music Columnist
As a copy editor on the night desk, my responsibilities included headlines, captions, and checking stories for all aspects of accuracy (ethics, libel, spelling, clarity, etc.) As a metro reporter, I covered city government and urban affairs.

1990 - 1991 New York Daily News New York, N.Y.
Music Reporter
Areas of coverage included alternative rock, R&B, jazz, and all fringe forms of pop. Here, previews and reviews were the main fare.

1988 - 1990 Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel Fort Lauderdale, Fla
Metro Reporter / Local Music Columnist
My Music columns charted the rise of the South Miami Beach scene; my metro coverage was directed toward city, county and state issues.

1998 - present University of Florida Gainesville, Fla
Currently enrolled in Masters program at UF.

1984 - 1988 Florida International University Miami, Fla
Print Journalism Major (Left for internship in Fort Lauderdale, later completed course work in 1991.)

1980 - 1984 City Univ. of New York (Lehman College) Bronx, N.Y.
(Entered college at 15; alternated semesters of work and school.)

Born Oct. 1964 in New Rochelle, N.Y.. Married, with three children. Avid cyclist, accomplished homebrewer, all-around geek. Down time is spent Web surfing. performing light carpentry, and cooking. (I make a mean tiramisu.)

References available upon request.