Having trained as a radio and television reporter in the U.S. Air Force, newsroom pressure is old hat. I hustled getting a morning radio show on the air in South Korea for nearly two years, bringing news to troops serving overseas. After getting off the air, I would grab a video camera and file stories for a nightly half-hour television newscast. Suffice it to say, working while military officers peered over my shoulder led to a quick mastery of news production and reporting.
After separating from the military, I worked in the entertainment-news industry, beginning at Entertainment Tonight/The Insider — right as then shamed Pat O’Brien returned from pop-culture exile — and then The Hollywood Reporter. My next transition was into the digital media world, first launching Los Angeles regional coverage for BroadwayWorld.com, where I worked as the senior editor and digital video producer. I also started working as a featured blogger for various sites including The Huffington Post, Fancast.com and TheWrap.com.
After relocating to New York City to earn a master’s degree at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, I was hired as the senior new media specialist at the American Museum of Natural History. In that role, I helped guide the historic institution into the digital age, establishing an award-winning presence on YouTube and assisting in the content creation for multiple iPhone/iPad apps.
Now working in a newly created role as the digital content editor at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, I’ve put my focus back on the arts and culture world.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, I had the good fortune of being raised by a working Hollywood family. My father spent a majority of my youth working as the property master on both Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Voyager. Needless to say, my childhood was full unique experiences. More importantly, it was this connection to Hollywood that led to my love of the entertainment industry.
With my entire family still residing in California, I try to make it back to the west coast once or twice a year. But, Colorado has become my second home, thanks to my wife, Jenny. She was raised in Colorado Springs, CO, so we often spend time visiting her parents in the summer and winter. Read: frequent flyer miles.
When we’re not traveling, you can find my wife and me frequenting the latest Broadway shows, in a Manhattan dog park with our puppy Liza, or looking for even the slightest sign of “nature” in New York City.
Some things I love: U2 music, All things Disney, anything written by Mark Twain, my insanely large DVD/Blu-ray collection, web design, musicals, Sam Shepard plays, show business history, and a nice California beach.