I am an investigative reporter for the Southern Poverty Law Center, where I cover civil rights violations in the South. Here, I have written about the poultry industry, use of force by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, civil asset forfeiture and prison health care. Prior to moving to Montgomery in 2016, I was an investigative reporter in Washington, D.C. covering the congressional delegation from Texas and money-in-politics.
Reports under my byline have led to two Ethics Committee investigations involving misconduct by 11 members of Congress. They also led to the federal conviction of a former congressman on nearly two-dozen corruption charges. I graduated from the University of Alabama in 2013 and was editor-in-chief of the Crimson White from 2012 to 2013.
opportunity costs - Southern poverty law Center
My reporting partner and I revealed serious flaws in Alabama’s loosely regulated, user-funded community corrections programs.
The kill line - southern poverty law center
My colleagues and I exposed dire conditions for prisoners on work release in poultry plants.
Baku Bucks & turkey trips - houston chronicle and opensecrets.org
These reports resulted in the largest U.S. House of Representatives ethics investigation in nearly a decade. Lawmakers no longer take corrupt, privately sponsored trips to Turkey or Azerbaijan.
STOCKMAN - houston chronicle
These stories exposed corruption in the office of former Texas Rep. Steve Stockman and ultimately led to his conviction in federal court.
Southern Poverty Law Center
the University of Alabama
B.A. INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
Graduated May 2013