Below are a few of my favorite clips. More are available upon request.
Keeler's salary disclosed for first time -- While combing through the University of Delaware's 990 tax form, I discovered that UD for the first time released the salary of head football coach K.C. Keeler. For decades the university had refused to release the football coach's salary, but a little known change to the tax code forced them to. I spent the next few weeks filing FOIA requests to get salary information from rival schools and wrote this article naming Keeler as one of the conference's highest paid coaches. The story was quickly picked up by other media.
Tailgates a hot spot for political campaigning -- I spent an afternoon following local politicians as they campaigned in the tailgate lots surrounding Delaware Stadium and wrote this feature on why UD football games are such a hot spot for campaigning.
Newark anniversary series -- Part 1: Past | Part 2: Present | Part 3: Future -- An in-depth, three-part series I wrote to coincide with the city of Newark's 250th anniversary celebrations. I looked at the city's history as a farming town, its rise in the industrial age, its present status as a college town and where it is headed.
Wilmington News Journal
House OKs more Cash for Clunkers -- One of several articles I wrote taking a look at the federal Cash for Clunkers program implemented by Congress in July 2009 and the effect it had on Delaware auto dealers.
Looking for a spark -- A feature story about Ignite Wilmington, a networking event design to bring together Wilmington's creative community. The event, modeled after ones held in other cities, gave several people five minutes to give a presentation about their area of expertise.
What hiring freeze? Man snags 50 jobs -- A profile of Daniel Seddiqui, a California native who spent 2009 traveling to all 50 states, working for a week in each one at a job that represents that particular state. In July 2009, Seddiqui was in Delaware working as an incorporating specialist.
Learning to forgive -- What was to be a typical event story about a teen-organized concert turned into a story of forgiveness and understanding when one of the participants surprised his family by announcing that he had come to consider his stepfather as his father. I ended up writing a profile of the teen and his journey to accept that his biological father abandoned him.
Blue Jaye: Christian comic book hero -- A profile of Gabriel Dill, a Maryland comic book artist who designs comics from a Christian perspective.
New charter proposal would allow at-large voting -- A look at efforts to amend Cecil County's charter to allow voters to elect council members using an at-large voting system.