Newswriting Portfolio

Selected Features

Saving Jayda: AU College of Veterinary Medicine offers rare integrated approach to canine cancer, Opelika-Auburn News 2015

Classmates, community cheer on recovery of Beauregard teen, Opelika-Auburn News 2015

Opelika artist uses city as canvas, Opelika-Auburn News 2014

‘Flying farmer’ recalls WWII service, Opelika-Auburn News 2014

Suicide attempt leads to lasting friendship between student and state trooper, Opelika-Auburn News 2014

T.J.’s road to recovery, Opelika-Auburn News 2014

Auburn’s legendary coach ‘Shug’ Jordan among D-Day veterans, Opelika-Auburn News 2014

Medicaid waiver program a godsend for area seniors, Opelika-Auburn News 2014

Rain doesn’t stop history at Horseshoe Bend, Opelika-Auburn News 2014

Auburn greats gather for weekly breakfast at Chappy’s Deli, Opelika-Auburn News 2013

Auburn artist finds beauty in everyday life, Opelika-Auburn News 2013

Inspired by one woman’s story, Opelika firefighter inspires others, Opelika-Auburn News 2013

Opelika infant burn victim recovering from injuries, Opelika-Auburn News 2013

Local hospice provides comfort in patients’ final days, Opelika-Auburn News 2013

Putting a face to research: An Opelika family’s story of rare illness, Opelika-Auburn News 2013

Dog therapy program extends local services, Tuscaloosa News 2012

Selected Politics

Judge in Hubbard ethics case inclined to delay continuance, Opelika-Auburn News, 2016

Same-sex couple marries in front of Lee County Courthouse, Opelika-Auburn News, 2015

Hubbard attorney: No better jury than Lee County, Opelika-Auburn News, 2014

Deputy AG requests independent investigation, Opelika-Auburn News, 2014

Lee County voters approve sales tax increase, Opelika-Auburn News 2014

Medical marijuana bill passes Senate committee, Opelika-Auburn News 2014

Lee County Commissioners reappropriate Humane Society funds, Opelika-Auburn News 2013

Lee County commissioner upset with redistricting plans, Opelika-Auburn News 2013

Disappointed: Democrat Barbara Boyd looks back on state legislative session, The Anniston Star 2013

Selected Education

Auburn Junior High honors teacher before being deployed, Opelika-Auburn News 2014

Chambers County artist shares inspiring story with students, Opelika-Auburn News 2014

ACS secondary teacher of the year engages students through media, Opelika-Auburn News 2014

Yarbrough Elementary students donate time, talents to community, Opelika-Auburn News 2014

Selected Community

Pleasure Point residents continue to leave Lake Martin, Opelika-Auburn News 2014

Downtown Opelika merchants witness revitalization, Opelika-Auburn News 2014

Opelika businesses eager for Frederick Road completion, Opelika-Auburn News 2014

Rivalry ignites communities, Opelika-Auburn News 2013

Shalom, y’all: Anniston’s Temple Beth-El bucks trend by keeping doors open, The Anniston Star 2013

Local churches talk about open worship and the county’s gay population, The Anniston Star 2013

$180,000 raised for memorial at former Bryce Hospital’s cemetery, Tuscaloosa News 2013

Selected News

Auburn zoning board denies variances for proposed restaurant on South Gay Street, Opelika-Auburn News 2014

Witness in officer-involved shooting in Opelika said incident ‘seemed like forever,’ Opelika-Auburn News 2014

Victim of Opelika hit-and-run leaves hospital, Opelika-Auburn News 2014

Lake Martin community loses lease after nearly 50 years, Opelika-Auburn News 2013

Iron Bowl sideline sewing sparks media frenzy, Opelika-Auburn News 2013

Auburn University’s Sigma Chi suspended, Opelika-Auburn News 2013

Auburn’s Miss Homecoming shares personal connection to platform of adoption advocacy, Opelika-Auburn News 2013

Selected Auburn University

Auburn’s legendary coach ‘Shug’ Jordan among D-Day veterans, Opelika-Auburn News 2014

Pro-Life Month display sparks discussion, Opelika-Auburn News 2014

Law enforcement, AU students react to Leonard verdict, Opelika-Auburn News 2014

Auburn University’s Sigma Chi fraternity suspended, Opelika-Auburn News 2013