I am the managing editor of Comedy Central Digital. I am also a reader, a writer and a Mainer in New York.
From 2008 to 2010 I was a daily writer for 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 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.
After recovering from the election, we learned that we’d won the 2013 People’s Voice Webby Award for Best Blog-Political.
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.