My name's Robert, thanks for stopping by. 

When it comes to journalism, I'm most passionate about people-driven storytelling that illuminates and educates the community around me. This guiding principle has led my work on a variety of topics including housing, immigration, politics and more. 

I'm currently a reporter for the Summit Daily News where I cover county government, education and housing in Summit County, Colorado. I previously worked as a reporter for Colorado Community Media where I covered local government, business, education, culture and general life in the Denver metro area. 

Before that, I worked as an investigative reporter for the national Carnegie-Knight News21 program where a team of 35 journalists and I traveled throughout the country to explore how COVID-19 exacerbated inequities in the U.S. For the project, Unmasking America, I spoke with communities across the country grappling with food insecurity. Through field reporting, expert interviews and data analysis, I co-reported a long-form multimedia story complete with photography and short video documentaries.

During my time as an undergraduate at the University of Colorado Boulder, I worked at the online student newspaper, the CU Independent, where I served as a staff writer, news editor and editor-in-chief. As head editor, I oversaw a staff of about 50 writers and 12 editors and helped direct news coverage. As a student, I also reported for various other Colorado outlets including the Daily Camera, The Colorado Sun and the Colorado Springs Gazette. During that time I covered major events such as the 2020 General Election and the impacts of COVID-19, record-breaking wildfires and droughts in Colorado.

Throughout the newsrooms I've worked in, my reporting has been acknowledged with awards at the state, regional and national level.

Have a look at some of my work and feel free to reach out through my contact page. I'd love to chat! 

Pictured in Tuba City, Arizona reporting for an investigative series on COVID-19 produced by News21.
Pictured in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Phoenix, Arizona where News21 is based.
Pictured in the Colorado Community Media newsroom in Denver, Colorado, for a news meeting.