Before becoming news editor in the Office of Communications, I was a journalist for, among other newspapers and wire services, Roll Call, The York Daily Record and The Associated Press.
I covered a wide range of beats -- agricluture, business, courts, religion, features and more. Primarily, I wrote about politics and government. History -- in particular 19th and early 20th century American and European -- dominates my interests.
As a freelance writer, I have written on a range of topics and news events for a number of publications including The New York Times, Reuters, Philadelphia Daily News, Wilmington News Journal, Central PA Magazine and Harrisburg Magazine.
In 2009, I started with my wife and our partner a monthly community newspaper in Harrisburg, and served as editor and publisher. We sold it four years later. I live in Hummelstown, Pa. with my wife, Angela, and our two children, Emma and Elijah.
B. A., History, University of Maryland, Unveristy College (minor in English)
"The Chocolate Assassin," a novel