I grew up in Colorado, bounced around for a while and then landed in New Orleans where I got my start making radio stories at WWOZ. I freelanced for several years and then worked as a staff reporter at Marketplace. I'm currently a reporter at KCRW where I host the podcast Welcome to LA which was named one of the ten best podcasts of 2018 by Vulture Magazine. My story about an underground french fry maverick won a national Edward R. Murrow for best feature reporting in 2017. My print work has been published in The New York Times. I live with my wife Katya and daughter in Los Angeles.