Senior editor & Pentagon chief, Military Times in Washington, DC
As Military Times’ senior editor, my core responsibilities include oversight of our Pentagon and Capitol Hill coverage, analytical enterprise reporting and investigative projects. Beyond that, I have a hand or a voice in much of what’s produced daily across Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times, which combined reach nearly 8 million unique monthly visitors. We dispatch reporting teams around the world to document U.S. military activity, whether in armed conflict or humanitarian missions, and have a proud, longstanding reputation for producing hard-knuckle accountability journalism. All told, the Military Times network comprises about 30 journalists, including bureau staff and freelancers spread across the country.
My recent accomplishments:
From 2009 to 2014, I was the managing editor of Marine Corps Times. In that role, I deployed our staff to cover the war in Afghanistan, and to embed with U.S. troops training indigenous military forces in Latin America and Eastern Europe. Perhaps most notably, I led a months-long investigation into abuse-of-power claims leveled against the Marine Corps commandant, Gen. James F. Amos, and subsequently exposed the calculated effort by Marine Corps headquarters to ban our newspaper from base convenience stores.
I have 13 years experience covering the military aspects of national security and U.S. foreign policy. My work, and that of my staff, has been featured by NBC Nightly News, The Colbert Report (twice!), Time Magazine, NPR, The Washington Post, The Today Show and several other mainstream outlets.