Bloomberg LP, New York, 2007 to 2009
Developed and wrote market-moving news and feature articles for the leading business multimedia service, providing economic and financial information to industry, commerce and the news media globally.
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Sherman Alexie, award-winning author of the The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, and other authors comment on a Brigham Young University study about lack of diversity in award-winning children’s book characters.
Fallout from banks’ acceptance of money from the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), coupled with their prime sponsorship role in many major golf tournaments like the John Deere Classic, had unintended consequences for charities during the recession. I traveled to Moline, Illinois, one of the Quad Cities, to write the story: TARP Hurts Charities as Illinois Donors Drop Deere Golf Classic
Dell Inc. tossed out 30 years of engineering designs to try and transform its computer-making into a green operation. Kermit never had it so hard I wrote in the story for Bloomberg News.
McKinsey & Co., London, United Kingdom, 2004 to 2006
Associate Editor, The McKinsey Quarterly
Business publicationwith a global readership of 1.5 million corporate executives, government officials and academics.
Chicago Tribune, Chicago, 1989 to 2004
Developed and wrote ground-breaking news and feature articles about companies and individuals in the Chicago area, some of which led to major investigations by federal and state authorities.
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In 2000 the Ford Motor Co. and Bridgestone/Firestone were under fire from state and federal investigators for a series of deadly rollovers accidents mainly involving the Ford Explorer. My story about who knew what, when in Decatur, Illinois, where Firestone tires were manufactured, won first place in spot enterprise news from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) and was part of a package the Tribune nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
Clyde and Robert Lane represent the generational end of a family that had found stability and financial security in Chicago’s manufacturing sector. My Chicago Headline Club award-winning story for the Chicago Tribune traces the end of this dream through the path of their work lives.
As energy writer for the Chicago Tribune I covered the Enron Corp. scandal, among other issues. In this page one Tribune story I detail the millions of dollars in profit seven Enron executives made selling shares before the company’s collapse.
A.J. Verdelle, the University of Chicago-trained African American author, was one of many writers I interviewed and whose books I reviewed. “The Words Get in The Way: A. J. Verdelle’s ‘The Good Negress’ Ponders Language As an Obstacle,” offers new insights into the journey of minority young people striving for success.
The Milwaukee Journal, Milwaukee, 1986 to 1989
Worked as a general assignment reporter and also covered the federal court beat.
National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), 1986
Newsletter Editor and Press Coordinator
Developed and edited articles for the quarterly NALEO National Report while handling press relations.
Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, 1984 to 1985
Member of the inaugural class, Los Angeles Times Minority Editorial Training Program (METPRO).