Bachelor, University Texas, Arlington, 1997. Master of Arts in Public Affairs Reporting, University Illinois, Springfield, 2000.
Senior staff writer The Shorthorn University Texas, Arlington, 1994-1996, assistant editor Tempo magazine, 1995-1996. Staff writer Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 1996-1999. Illinois State Government reporting intern Copley News Service, 2000.
Reporter Associated Press, Dallas, 2000-2001. Freelance writer Dallas Morning News and various magazines, 2001—2002. Feature writer, columnist Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) Tribune-Review, since 2002.
Board directors Society Professional Journalists.
Member of Society Professional Journalists (Pittsburgh (board member), Women's Press Club Pittsburgh (president), Foster Cat, Inc. (board member).