Journalist in Chicago, Illinois
I'm a writer and editor based in Chicago with a long career as the editor in chief of the Chicago Reader. One of the leading lights of the alternative newsweekly industry, the Reader morphed into a powerhouse entertainment and news website, which I was also responsible for. My job at the Reader, in addition to managing dozens of staff, included editing investigative projects, countless features, and lawyering the whole shebang. My current projects include a long-term true-crime project and ghostwriting a memoir for a client with a heck of a past.