Doing double duty on DARPA Robots

Under certain circumstances, I can clone myself and produce two stories at once — a video package plus a print story. Robots compete in response to California disaster simulation RAQUEL MARIA DILLON, ASSOCIATED PRESS http://www.salon.com/2015/06/05/robots_compete_in_response_to_california_disaster_simulation/

Flashback: Metropolis II and Chris Burden

RIP Chris Burden, the creator of Urban Light, Shoot and – my favorite – Metropolis II (2012). I produced this first-person in a day without a light or an editor, as you can tell. I habitually overshoot. But this was one of the few times I remember wishing I had more tape, especially reaction shots. […]

Still busy on breaking news… Port Labor and Measles

Don’t you love it when the news shifts right under your feet? That’s what happened when the ports followed through on their lockout threats this weekend. I had already moved on to my second shoot of the day, but had to re-do my first package. Oh well, at least we have a ton of great […]

Imperiled Aquifers: AP investigation on California TV stations

I had the pleasure of working with our SF-based environmental reporter Ellen Knickmeyer on this investigation of dumping into protected aquifers in the Central Valley. Packaging such a technical, document-based investigative piece for video was a challenge. But it’s not the first time I’ve made a farmer cry on tape (scroll to 7:40). The package got great play. […]

Straight Outta Compton: Suge Knight arrested

Soon after Suge Knight was involved in a fatal hit-and-run, I found myself hanging on a corner in Compton. I did double duty for both wire and video and earned the byline. This despite the fact that my hip-hop generation membership card expired soon after the release of Missy Elliot’s second album.