I joined The (Tacoma) News Tribune in October 2017 as the newspaper's University of Washington Huskies beat writer.
I am based in Seattle and cover football and men's basketball. For both sports, my reporting ranges from routine game coverage to in-depth profiles on coaches and players. I also follow recruiting and write about team and Pac-12 Conference news of interest to our Seattle/Tacoma readers.
I regularly record and edit videos to post on thenewstribune.com and on social media. I'm responsible for growing our digital audience and improving web traffic to our sports coverage by offering engaging content that our readers can't find elsewhere in the competitive Seattle media market. My efforts have proven successful — giving thenewstribune.com its highest web traffic ever for UW men's basketball coverage after just one season on the beat.
My aggressive reporting and unique storytelling has also led to frequent invitations to appear as a guest commentator during morning and afternoon drivetime on Seattle’s Sports Radio 950 KJR and on John Clayton's morning show on 710 ESPN Seattle.
Browse the links below for samples of my reporting:*
• MIKE HOPKINS SERIES:
— PART I: "Who is Mike Hopkins? A driven, hard-worker hellbent on returning UW to glory" | Nov. 12, 2017
— PART II: "Intense style with a human touch has made Washington’s Mike Hopkins the coach he is today" | Nov. 15, 2017
— PART III: "Mike Hopkins has a vision for UW basketball. This is what it looks like" | Nov. 17, 2017
• "No. UW's Benning Potoa'e doesn't want fries with that." | March 31, 2018
• "Huskies rally to nip Utah’s upset bid in a wild finish" | Nov. 18, 2017
• "Meet Tony Castricone. You’ll be hearing a lot from this UW broadcaster" | Dec. 26, 2017
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