My name's Robert, thanks for stopping by.
I'm currently a reporter for Colorado Community Media (CCM) where I cover breaking news, politics, business, education and general life in the cities of Littleton and Englewood, Colorado. My work includes election coverage, crime reporting, feature and culture stories and photo packages. Some of it has even been republished by premiere Colorado 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 Carnegie-Knight News21 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 reporting took me from tribal lands in Arizona to the Miami area in Florida.
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 70 writers, photographers and editors and helped direct coverage across our news, sports and arts sections.
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 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, Creative Circle and Roxen.
Have a look at some of my work and feel free to reach out through my contact page. I'd love to chat!