I am an editorial producer at Comedy Central Digital, a writer, a reader, a Mainer in New York and a person of many interests.
From 2008 to 2010 I was a daily contributor to Comedy Central’s Indecision, covering the presidential election, the financial crisis and more. In 2011 I left my glamorous freelance life to lead Indecision full-time, overseeing our 2012 election coverage. This included a site relaunch, a mobile app launch, several original video shoots, expansion to multiple social media platforms and on-the-ground reports from three national political conventions (don’t forget the Greens). I also livetweeted every GOP primary debate. As I recall, there were 4,297 of them.
Post-election, I re-platformed Indecision on a RebelMouse-powered site, putting our social efforts front and center. Shortly thereafter we learned that we’d won the 2013 People’s Voice Webby Award for Best Blog-Political.
Most recently I produced #ComedyFest, a Twitter-based event that coordinated nearly 70 comedians in five days of events, Q&As and livetweets, and I’ve been tasked with overhauling and running the Comedy Central homepage.
Back in my glamorous freelancing days, I wrote for AOL News, LIFE.com, Vault, the Portland Phoenix, The Daily, the Awl, Bundle.com and EBSCO Publishing. I also co-founded and edited Ruined Music, a site that published essays about songs lost to heartbreak, accidents, prom traumas and other disasters; it was featured on MTV News, public radio and many other national media outlets. Before that I worked as a research assistant to authors Stacy Schiff (A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France and the Birth of America) and Christopher M. Finan (From the Palmer Raids to the Patriot Act: A History of the Fight for Free Speech in America), and before that, when I was in college, I helped create the Maine International Film Festival.
Before that, I lived with my parents and made a zine.