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.

Hiking the Hollywood Sign

I shot this over the course of three days, in between real news assignments. So of course, when I drove up to get up close and personal with the sign and do a standup, the whole city was socked in by fog. But I’m pleased with the stand-up anyway.

Santa Barbara town in shock after mass shooting

Usually on breaking stories, especially ones about death and destruction, I concentrate on feeding video to producers in DC where my colleagues package it or feed it out to clients. I often don’t have time to voice a package, much less shoot a standup, because they want more, more, better, now! For this story, I filed […]