I'm a data journalist based in Northern California. Most recently, I worked as the Director of Technology at the Center for Investigative Reporting, where I oversaw a team of 10 engineers, news applications developers and data analysts dedicated to public service journalism.
In March 2013, I will be joining The New York Times as an assistant editor on the interactive news desk, focused on politics and campaigns.
Previously, I worked as an investigative reporter and data specialist at California Watch, the Des Moines Register and the Houston Chronicle, where my specialty was money and politics. I'm also founding partner of Hot Type Consulting, a boutique journalism technology firm, where among other things I helped build and launch the Texas Tribune.
I grew up in Minnesota and went to school at Mizzou. In my spare time, I enjoy watching baseball, cooking barbecue (Texas style) and learning blues and folk guitar.