I joined Sports Illustrated a few months after winning the Pulitzer and worked there for more than 14 years as a senior writer. I focused primarily on investigative/enterprise projects, but I also wrote about college basketball, college football and soccer.
Prior to joining the Pioneer Press in 1997, I worked two years at the Los Angeles Times. I covered USC's basketball team for one season and broke a few stories, but the majority of my time at that wonderful newspaper was spent answering phones and making copies.
I graduated from Notre Dame in 1995 with a B.A. in American Studies and later earned an MFA in creative writing from the University of San Francisco. I have taught journalism classes at the Graduate School of Journalism at UC-Berkeley, Santa Clara University and Southern Oregon University