Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Angela's Tree

"Angela's Tree" is a story I shot with Ashley Blackstone at KTHV. Our assignment was to cover the aftermath of a tornado that ripped through Sherwood, AR. Needless to say, we found more than we bargained for. This story received a 2009 Mid-America Emmy Award for General Assignment reporting.

Mason's Project

"Mason's Project: Think Change" first aired on KTHV April 16, 2007. It tells the story of Mason Archer - whose life was forever changed through no fault of his own when a drunk driver struck the car he was riding in. Mason is on a quest for MADD donations, and asks everyone to give their spare change to this worthwhile cause. This story won awards from the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists - and also was recognized as Best of Gannett in 2007.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Back in November 2009 I worked on a series of reports revisiting the 1993 child murders in Robin Hood Hills - a wooded area in West Memphis, AR. Three teens, Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley, Jr. were convicted and sentenced to death, life without parole, and life plus 40, respectively. There are many websites and message boards which chronicle this story. A good place to start is

The West Memphis Three have been appealing their convictions for the past 16+ years. These three reports focus on the case and where the three are in terms of the appeal process. The series was awarded two regional Edward R. Murrow Awards in 2010 - one for News Series and another for Use of Video.