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 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 and I was once the subject of what is arguably the most reviled episode of Radiolab in the show's history. I live with my wife Katya and our daughter in Los Angeles.