I'm the state politics reporter at The Roanoke Times, covering the General Assembly and the politics of Western Virginia. I've crammed into a diner with a Democratic presidential candidate visiting the reddest locality in Virginia, explored a mine being pitched as the site as a data center, and zig-zagged along a roadway giving hope to a once-booming coal town.
Prior, I was was a criminal justice reporter, sharing the effects of gun violence on people and a community and the damage of the opioid epidemic. As a business reporter at the Columbus Dispatch, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and The Reading Eagle in Pennsylvania, I covered the natural gas industry, casinos and poverty.
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