In his role as bureau chief, he writes in-depth features and long-form pieces on the juvenile justice system, and assigns a wide range of stories, data visualization projects, and videos to students and recent graduates.
He is a Brooklyn-based reporter who has written for The New York Times, Newsday, and the Boston Globe and has covered breaking news, politics, prisons, poverty, and terror attacks.
He is currently working on a book about his experiences inside the criminal justice system, and a documentary film about the Panhandle town of Marianna.
He is a proud graduate of the University of Maryland, home of the 2002 NCAA Basketball Champion Terrapins. He studied journalism, government, and politics.