I'm from Colorado and have lived in a number of vans. I got my start in radio at WWOZ in New Orleans, freelanced for several years and worked as a staff reporter at Marketplace. I'm currently a reporter at KCRW. My story "Grace of the Sea" was named "One of the 50 Best Podcast Episodes of 2015" by The Atlantic. My story about Mr Fries Man won a national Edward R. Murrow for best feature reporting in 2017. My print work has been published in The new York Times. I was also the subject of what is arguably the most reviled episode of Radiolab in the show's history. I live with my wife and daughter in Los Angeles.