My name's Robert, thanks for stopping by.
As an early-career journalist passionate about people-driven storytelling I've covered a range of compelling topics including homelessness, housing, food insecurity, politics, public health, crime, police accountability and more.
I'm currently a reporter for Colorado Community Media (CCM) where I cover local government, business, education, culture and general life in the Denver metro area. Through my work at CCM, I've been republished by two of Colorado's premiere state-wide outlets — The Colorado Sun and Rocky Mountain PBS.
My November 2021 election coverage in Littleton won first-place at the Society of Professional Journalists Top of the Rockies contest, which recognizes journalists in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
Before joining CCM, 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 experts, analyzed federal policy and aggregated nonprofit and government data to investigate food insecurity across the U.S. The series placed as a finalist in the 2021 Investigative Reporters and Editors Awards.
I graduated in May 2021 from the University of Colorado Boulder with a bachelor's in journalism and a minor in technology, art and media.
During my time as an undergraduate, I worked at the online student newspaper, the CU Independent (CUI) and served as a staff writer, breaking news editor, senior 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.
While at the CUI, I won a first-place award along with three other coworkers for our sustained news coverage of the university's controversial pick for its president. That award, the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence for Region 9, recognizes student work in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
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.
I strive to meet people where they are, telling stories for their community.
While my main format is print I am versed in photography and videography, as well as Adobe software, and have mainly produced photo and video during breaking news events. I am also skilled in editing websites and software such as WordPress and Creative Circle.
Have a look at some of my work and feel free to reach out through my contact page. I'd love to chat!