Online portfolio

For you who might consider hiring me as a writer or editor, or in a diversity and inclusion capacity, here are some samples of my work – from newspapers and websites, television, my blog and my freelance copywriting:

Journalism: Writing

Op-ed piece for The New York Times Opinion section (online), May 4, 2015:

Op-ed piece (in print and online) for the New Haven Register, April 29, 2015:

Written interview I gave for the blog The Heroines in My Life, posted Sept. 4, 2017:

Feature for Please Kill Me about the return of legendary left-of-dial DJ James “The Hound” Marshall to the airwaves, Jan. 4, 2019:

Feature for Please Kill Me about the 50th anniversary of Hot Wheels, June 25, 2018:

Q-and-A with Brian Wilson (then on his first major solo tour), Weekend section, New Haven Register, June 18, 1999:

Feature story on Paul Giamatti (playing Harvey Pekar in his first starring role, in American Splendor), Life section, New Haven Register, Sept. 11, 2002; resurrected for my blog, Feb. 17, 2011:

Feature story on the release of Rhino Records’ Nuggets box set, Arts section, New Haven Register, Sept. 13, 1998:

Story for ABC Radio News on a new Neil Diamond Christmas album, Sept. 16, 2016:

Story for ABC Radio News on the opening of the Beatles documentary Eight Days a Week, Sept. 16, 2016: abc-beatles-pdf-9-16-16


The school diversity policy implemented by the William Floyd School District, Mastic Beach, NY, January 2016; I was asked for my input as they were formulating it:


Think piece on women and the words “I’m sorry,” March 3, 2016:

Reaction to Jason Collins’ coming out as gay while still playing in the NBA, April 29, 2013:

Review of The Danish Girl, Dec. 28, 2015:

Obituary/tribute to Joe Franklin, Jan. 25, 2015:


Preview of my appearance on Jeopardy!, News 8, WTNH-8, New Haven, Oct. 17, 2017:

Follow-up interview after my Jeopardy! appearance, Good Morning Connecticut, WTNH-8, Oct. 18, 2017:

Journalism: Editing

The attempts to fight erosion of the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in North Carolina’s Albemarle Peninsula, Pacific Standard, Nov. 7, 2011:

Life section cover and jump, The Fresno Bee, Feb. 12, 2008:
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Sunday A1 centerpiece, The Fresno Bee, Oct. 2, 2005:
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BackTalk (high school features page), The Fresno Bee, Jan. 4, 2009:
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BackTalk (high school features page), The Fresno Bee, April 29, 2007:
4-29-07 BackTalk

Freelance copywriter

Press release for the 2019 NHdocs: the New Haven Documentary Film Festival:
NHdocs 2019 5-1-19

Copy for a brochure on a hair restoration process by Hair Again, a clinic in Fresno, CA, August 2019 (inside copy only):
Hair Again brochure proof 8-28-19

Media bio for Austin-based band New Mystery Girl and their EP Crawl Through Your Hair, April 2016 (“Brand New Love,” from the EP, was a Coolest Song in the World on Sirius XM’s Underground Garage channel, June 2016):
New Mystery Girl pdf bio 4-17-16

News release for Los Angeles-based band The Outta Sites, June 2013:
The Outta Sites bio 6-13

News release for New England Fashion+Design Association, South Norwalk, CT, January 2013:
Irina press release 1-31-13

Web page bio written for Connecticut musician Dave Hogan, 2013:

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