Murder trial coverage

Toward the end of a Sunday night shift in the Sacramento Bee office, I saw a local TV station’s tweet about police arresting a man in connection with a two-year-old missing person case in a nearby county. I quickly called the sheriff’s office and got a scoop — it was…

Affordable Care Act repeal effort

It was all hands on deck at Kaiser Health News when the Senate released its proposed repeal-and-replace-Obamacare bill in summer 2017, and I was sent into midtown Sacramento to do some shoe-leather reporting. Braving a triple-digit heat wave, I interviewed dozens of Sacramento residents about their pre-existing conditions, health care…

Anthony Kennedy retirement

When the world learned of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, the Sacramento Bee jumped into action. Kennedy is a Sacramento native, and our Capitol Bureau went into overdrive producing stories about the impact his departure would have on state and national politics. I did my part by quickly compiling…