In more than six years of newspaper experience, I have done just about everything there is to do. I've covered news and sports and written enterprise stories and features. I've been a reporter, editor and copy editor. I've designed pages and shot photos. I've worked at small, community papers and major daily papers. And I've been at the forefront of moving journalism to the Internet.
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I graduated from California State University, Stanislaus, with a bachelor's degree in English. After working a few "regular" jobs, I took a position as the sports editor at the Patterson Irrigator, a small-town, twice-weekly newspaper in California's Central Valley. In addition to being the one-man sports department at the Irrigator, I also covered some general news, including features and school board meetings.
A little over a year later, I was selected to move up to the Irrigator's parent newspaper, the Tracy Press. I started there as a sports reporter but was quickly groomed to replace the sports editor, who was leaving to pursue another career. At that time, the Tracy Press was a daily paper, and I oversaw a sports department that included two reporters and eventually grew to three. While I was there, the Press took second place for sports coverage from the California Newspaper Publishers Association.
After a short stint as a sports copy editor at the Modesto Bee, where I designed and laid out sports pages, I took a job with the Contra Costa Times, covering high school sports as well as designing sports pages. I won an award there for headline writing and had multiple stories land on both the front page of the paper and of the sports section. I later returned to the Patterson Irrigator as managing editor, a position I currently hold. At the Irrigator, I have covered various stories, from the bankruptcy of the Diablo Grande golf resort to the ongoing California...
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