I'm not sure what sparked my curiosity but I know it started when I was young.
At 11, calling in to radio sports shows to ask a question.
At 14, delivering newspapers and writing letters to the editor about the president and lobbyists.
By 18, covering bare-knuckle politics as a college reporter at Boston City Hall and the Massachusetts State House.
In my first "real" job, reporting on all the presidential candidates in New Hampshire during the year leading up to the nation's first primary.
Throughout my career, I've been fortunate to have a front row seat to history- reporting on the release of American hostages from Iran and the Challenger explosion from Christa McAuliffe's school and overseeing 12 hours of continuous coverage of the tragic plane crash that killed Senator Paul Wellstone and his family. I've also been fortunate in leading major market newsrooms with some of the best journalists around, winning tough ratings battles and national awards, including an Edward R. Murrow and Clarion as Executive Editor for an investigative series on human trafficking. One of my "career moments" was co-anchoring 21 continuous hours during the Boston Marathon bombings and manhunt in which I used all my experience from the early days of reporting to the endless hours of directing major breaking news from the control room.
Today, I'm immersed in digital storytelling having created a dozen podcast series and prototypes, which to can listen to here.