A self-described imaginator at large, I’m a roving journalist, filmmaker and tinkerer. An unabashedly-enthusiastic experimental filmmaker and player-coach, I’ve founded video labs and documentary units at both BBC and NBC.
I have recently opened my own studio and am now developing long-form programs for streaming platforms and entertainment networks.
2019: Opened film studio
2018: Crafted NBC films across Southeast Asia
2017: Founded NBC Left Field studios
2016: Crafted BBC films in Russia, India, Kenya
2015: Launched BBC Pop Up internationally
Prior to opening my studio in 2019, I created NBC Left Field, a visual journalism lab aimed at toying with new technology, style and creative formats. During my time there, Left Field received a dozen awards in our first twelve months, among them the Overseas Press Club Award.
Before NBC, I founded and hosted my own documentary show on BBC World News called BBC Pop Up, a program that relocated to new cities and countries each month to unearth untold stories. I also led the BBC's video innovation lab in London, jumpstarting new programs on television and digital. I helped craft new websites for BBC News and even designed and launched its Instagram and WeChat accounts from my iPhone.
I've reported throughout India, Africa, Russia, Europe, North America and Southeast Asia. And for those efforts as well as team contributions, I’ve won a few Webby Awards, a Peabody and was nominated for a Shorty Award for best journalist of 2018 for my work crafting 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 or promising to get a degree in behavioral psychology.
2014: Launched BBC Pop Up bureaus in US
2013: Created BBC video innovation lab in UK
2012: Served as video journalist for BBC features
2011: Served as breaking news journalist for BBC
2010: Launched the BBC News website in the US
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