Hi. You’ve clicked the “about” link, so I shall waste the next several minutes of your time shamelessly bragging about myself. I apologize. Close this window if you don’t want any of this nonsense.
Here we go…..
Over the last 14 years, I have manged to survive in the television news business by holding various jobs that paid “bank” as they say. “Bank” if you’re a high school student that didn’t have to pay rent. Back when I was 18, I was happy with my $8 dollar an hour pay as a production assistant at KRNV-TV in Reno, Nevada.
I don’t know how it worked out this way, but while in college, I made less. Somehow I lived on $5.15 an hour as an intern at KOBF-TV in Farmington. I slept on the floor of a nasty apartment during that summer of ’98, but I had a blast at work chasing criminal suspects with a news camera and actually appearing on air several times.
Today, I’m an investigative reporter for 9 News in Denver. Before this job, I spent the past nine years at KOB-TV in Albuquerque as an anchor, reporter and investigative journalist. Before that, I worked as a reporter for KTSM-TV in El Paso, Texas.
I’ve earned various awards for my investigative work, including a Rocky Mountain Emmy for Investigative Reporting.
So that’s my very brief history as a journalist.
Over the years I’ve learned the First Amendment is a powerful right that is not to be abused, but to be used properly to hold our government and elected officials accountable. That’s what it’s there for and I use it even when people, especially those in power, don’t like it.
This blog will focus on my personal observations and anecdotes of the human conditions I encounter while news gathering. Some of the posts may be funny. Other posts may be serious.
If you have a question, ask!
Oh, I forgot to tell you something else really important about me. I like chocolate cereal. I was also in the movie Transformers for 1.5 seconds. I’m also a HUGE Superman fan.