I serve as the deputy managing editor for news and multimedia at the Boston Herald. Prior to that, I was the manager of web content at WFXT FOX25 News. And prior to that, I was a staff writer and content producer for the Boston Globe’s Boston.com covering the New England Patriots.
I’m originally from San Francisco and a graduate of California State University, Chico. I wrote for newspapers from 2003 to 2010, covering sports in Massachusetts and California as well as municipalities like Oakland, Calif., and Nevada City, Calif., before transitioning to a fully digital role, and then back to newspapers again in 2015. I penned an award-winning column for The Union and was part of the Pulitzer-winning staff of the Boston Globe for our coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings in the breaking news category (2014). While covering sports, I was fortunate enough to help cover an NBA Finals, two Stanley Cup Finals and a Super Bowl.
I am also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and I serve as the vice president of the Boston chapter. (Interested? Check out our chapter.)
If you’re wondering, my name is Swahili. It means “beautiful” or “handsome.” And if you believe everything you read, it also means I’m a girl.
Here, you’ll find my thoughts on journalism, writing, culture, technology, sports and more. This is my playground. Enjoy it with me.