A self-described imaginator at large, I’m a roving American journalist, filmmaker, tinkerer and executive producer.
I’m also an unabashedly enthusiastic, experimental media creator. And I’ve crafted TV shows, founded documentary units, jumpstarted video labs and designed digital products from scratch at BBC and NBC News. From BBC World News’ first crowdsourced documentary show to NBC’s award-winning video lab to BBC’s 10-million strong Instagram account, they all first started as ideas and sketches in my notebook.
I have recently opened my own studio and am spending the second half of 2019 developing long-form programs for streaming platforms and entertainment networks.
2019: Opened GrrCo Studios in US and Spain
2018: Crafted NBC documentaries across Asia
2017: Founded NBC Left Field Studios
2016: Made BBC films in Russia, India, Kenya
2015: Launched BBC Pop Up internationally
2014: Launched BBC Pop Up bureaus in US
2013: Created BBC video innovation lab in UK
2012: Jumpstarted digital video for BBC in US
Prior to opening my studio in 2019, I spent two years at NBC creating Left Field, a visual journalism lab aimed at toying with new technology, style and creative formats. During my time there, Left Field filmmakers received a dozen awards in the team’s first twelve months, among them the Overseas Press Club Award.
Before NBC, I founded and hosted my own documentary show, called BBC Pop Up—a program that relocated to new cities and countries each month to unearth and film untold stories. I also led the BBC's video innovation lab in London, jumpstarting new units and programs. I helped craft new websites for BBC News and designed mobile accounts and services.
I've reported throughout India, Africa, Russia, Europe, North America and Southeast Asia. And for those efforts as well as team contributions, we’ve seen Webby Awards, a Peabody and various others land on our desks. I was also nominated for a Shorty Award for best journalist of 2018 for my work crafting NBC Left Field.
In past lives, I’ve worked at Discovery Channel, the Tokyo Shimbun—a large Japanese newspaper—and a brewery in coal-mine-country, Pennsylvania, the mountainous region from which I originally hail.
I now live between Barcelona and New York and am branching into entertainment and larger-scale programs.
When not working, you can find me surfing, drawing inspiration from my incredible peers or promising to get a degree in behavioral psychology.
2011: Reported for BBC, began The Time Hack
2010: Helped launch BBC News website in US
2009: Spearheaded Simons Foundation video
2008: Worked as Discovery Channel producer
2007: Created Internet’s first online travel show
2006: Reported on media for Tokyo Shimbun
2005: Graduated college and moved to Japan