When I was a student intern at NBC's San Diego affiliate, an anchor there gave me two pieces of advice: start smoking to lower my voice and buy my name-dot-com before someone else snapped it up. I opted to skip the cigarettes, but I'm glad I took the domain tip seriously. So here we are!
As a WSJ reporter, I currently cover the Trump administration, elections, investigations and features. I was fortunate to be part of a team that won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for uncovering hush-money payments connected to President Trump during the 2016 campaign. I also reported on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation and Russia's use of social media to interfere in U.S. politics.
Prior to joining the Journal, I was a reporter for Bloomberg TV and an anchor for the CBS-partnered "Channel One News," where I covered a broad range of topics and filed reports from China, Myanmar, Rwanda, Kenya, South Africa, the Philippines, Mexico, England and Guantanamo Bay,
Some of my favorite stories include bungee-jumping with Army troops for a PTSD-screening program, flying in NASA's zero gravity plane (the "vomit comet") with young scientists and covering the funeral of Nelson Mandela in South Africa. I've also enjoyed interviewing celebrities and athletes like Pharrell, Lil Wayne, Jack Nicklaus and Charles Barkley.
When I'm not working, I try to spend as much time as possible with my husband and baby girl. I'm originally from Denver and graduated with a business degree from the University of San Diego.