2009. Correspondent based in Saudi Arabia

* National Public Radio

2007-2008. Correspondent in the Middle East and Asia

* "Marketplace," from American Public Media

2007. Staff editor and reporter

* "Weekend America," from American Public Media

2005-2007. Freelance writer and independent radio producer in the U.S., Russia, and the Caucasus

* Esquire
* The New Republic
* Slate
* The New York Times Magazine
* The San Francisco Chronicle
* The Village Voice
* National Public Radio
* Public Radio International's "The World"
* American Public Media's "Marketplace"
* BBC World Service

2003-2007. Co-founder, lead editor, sound and interactive producer

* Six Billion, an online magazine of narrative journalism

2003-2004. Correspondent in Jakarta, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur

* National Public Radio
* BBC World Service
* American Public Media's "Marketplace"
* The Christian Science Monitor

2002-2003. Independent radio producer in Providence, Boston, Las Vegas, Canada, and Southeast Asia

* WRNI public radio in Providence
* WBUR public radio in Boston
* National Public Radio
* American Public Media's "Marketplace" and "The Savvy Traveler"
* BBC World Service

2000-2001. Independent radio producer in New York and Arizona

* Public Radio International's "This American Life" and "The World"
* KNAU public radio in Flagstaff, Ariz.

2000. Correspondent in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

* BBC World Service
* The Far Eastern Economic Review magazine
* The Christian Science Monitor
* National Public Radio
* The New York Times on the Web

1999-2000. Staff reporter and editor in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

* The Cambodia Daily newspaper

1997-1999. Associate editor and staff writer in Chicago, Ill.

* The Chicago Tribune, Internet and newspaper editions

1999. Contributor in Chicago, Ill.

* New City alternative weekly newspaper

1996. Correspondent in Washington, D.C.

* The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier newspaper of Waterloo, Iowa

1995. General-assignment reporter in Fairfax, Va.

* Sun newspapers


2008-2009. Visiting Lecturer of journalism in Doha, Qatar.

* Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism

2007-2008. Instructor of radio and investigative journalism in Jakarta, Indonesia

* Indonesian Association for Media Development

2006-2007. Radio instructor in Yerevan, Armenia

* Armenia School of Journalism at Yerevan State University

2004-2006. Radio instructor in Tbilisi, Georgia

* Caucasus School of Journalism and Media Management

2004. Adjunct professor in Deep Springs, Calif.

* Deep Springs College

1998. Adjunct professor in Chicago, Ill.

* Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism


Sigma Delta Chi Award for Excellence in Journalism, Radio Feature Reporting, Society for Professional Journalists, 2008

Fellowship with "Faith in Media: Improving Coverage of Islam," International Center for Journalists, 2008 Fellowship with the International Reporting Project at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, 2006

Grant from the Stanley Foundation to report in the Middle East, 2006

Grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism to report in Beslan, Russia, 2005

Funding from HearingVoices for radio production, 2004 and 2006

Invited to present at Harvard University's Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism, 2003-2004


MSJ, Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, 1997

BA, English and political science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1995

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