My time in Boston dates back to the fall of 2007, when I went back to school to pursue my masters in journalism at Boston University. I left Washington, D.C., having said “goodbye” to a career as a Hill staffer. My time in the U.S. House of Representatives taught me that I was a lot more curious than I thought. In 2007, the Internet was busy wreaking havoc on the print business model. BU offered exactlyone online journalism course, an elective. Today, BU’s online journalism course is a requirement. I scored my first internship with a Boston-based news outlet in the spring of 2008, only to watch the publication promptly shut down operations. Undaunted, I kept going, first writing web stories for WHDH7News, later covering suburbs for the MetroWest Daily News. I spent several gratifying years working for the Lowell Sun before leaving Massachusetts to work for the New Haven Register in Connecticut. Today, I am ecstatic to be back in the Hub and feel grateful to be able to write and report about a region I deeply care about.
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