A Bit About Me
∙ International and military affairs journalist with experience reporting and operating from Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and Russia, as well as Capitol Hill and the federal agencies of Washington, D.C.
∙ Adept at handling fast-moving news as well as developing in-depth enterprise coverage for global audiences.
∙ Background in taking photographs and producing video reports for publication across print and digital formats.
Senior Correspondent, Seoul, South Korea: Nov. 2017-present
I lead the politics and general news team in covering both North and South Korea, including North Korea’s most powerful ballistic missile test, its pursuit of advanced weaponry, and the unprecedented summits between Kim Jong Un and world leaders. Reporting from Pyongyang, I covered Kim’s new economic focus and diplomatic outreach. I also assisted in regional coverage, including the Hong Kong protests where I spent 17 hours reporting from inside the besieged Polytechnic University.
Correspondent, Kabul, Afghanistan: Jan. 2016-Oct. 2017
I covered all aspects of the war in Afghanistan. As the first journalist to report from the secretive U.S. Air Force drone bases in both Afghanistan and the U.S., I filed exclusive articles and widely-used photography.
Stars and Stripes, Kabul, Afghanistan
Reporter/Photojournalist Jan. 2013 – Jan. 2016
I led a bureau in overseeing logistics and organizing
coverage, including embedded combat patrols;
investigating contractors; flying on air missions; and
analysis of the Afghan election. I also accompanied
Shiite militias to the frontlines of their fight
against Islamic State in Iraq; investigated Russian
counterterrorism policies in Moscow; and reported
from the 2014 NATO Summit in Wales.
National Journal, Washington, D.C.
Staff Reporter, Jan. 2011 – Dec. 2012
I focused on the intersection of technology, national
security, and politics, including issues such as
cybersecurity, surveillance, privacy, and Internet
freedom during the 2011 Arab Spring.
Intern Reporter, Sept. – Dec. 2010
My work included front-page articles about politics and policy on Capitol Hill and the 2010 Elections.
Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah
Intern Reporter, Jan. - Aug. 2010
I covered the Utah state legislature and later I worked on the paper's crime team, where I covered everything from the drug war to Utah's last firing squad execution.
Master of Arts in Modern War
King’s College London, Department of War Studies, 2019
Graduate Certificate in Advanced International Affairs,
emphasis in Defense Policy and Military Affairs
Texas A&M University, 2012, 4.0 GPA
Bachelor of Arts in Communication/Journalism,
Political Science minor
Certificate of International Relations
Southern Utah University, 2009, Summa Cum Laude, Dean’s List
Russia-U.S. Young Media Professionals Exchange Fellowship, Moscow, Russia, Oct.-Nov. 2013
Society of Professional Journalists Reporters Institute, St. Petersburg, Fla., July 2011
Washington Center for Politics & Journalism, Washington, D.C., Sept. – Dec. 2010
Weathered Security Advanced Cybersecurity Training, Bangkok, Oct. 2019
Reuters Asia News Leaders Workshop, Singapore, Oct. 2018.
Hawthorne Hostile Environment Training, Belfast, U.K., April 2016
Centurion Hostile Environments & Emergency First Aid Training, Ascot, U.K., Jan. 2013
IRE Watchdog and Computer Assisted Reporting Training, Washington, D.C., Feb. 2012