A northern Illinois native, I began working in journalism at the tender age of 17, writing a politics column for my high school paper. Journalism school at the University of Illinois followed where I wrote for the Illini Media Company's print and digital properties and co-hosted programming on WPGU 107.1
After a period of nomadic employment spanning four homes in three states, I landed in the Chicago Tribune newsrooom as an online producer and sometimes reporter. I've been reading the Tribune literally everyday since I've been able to read and now I get to work there. It's pretty cool.
I'll read almost anything non-fiction, listen to almost anything resembling soul music and root for almost anything from Illinois not named "White Sox" or "Northwestern." One time, I ran a marathon.
And if there's bourbon in my glass, I'll probably drink it, too.