I work with the talented Social Discovery Team at CNN, which focuses on social media newsgathering and runs CNN iReport, the network's worldwide participatory journalism initiative. I identify trending topics and social conversations around the top stories CNN is covering each day. Assigning, writing and editing stories, verifying user-generated content, and publishing to our social platforms is all part of what I do. I also run the @cnnireport
Before I arrived at the building with the big red letters, I worked for the Chicago Tribune's Continuous News Desk, CBS 2 Chicago's Web desk and COSMOS, an Australian science magazine.
When I'm not working, I snap photos with whatever camera I have in hand. My red sneakers have taken me to all sorts of curious places. Five continents later, I have a feeling they're not done finding stories just yet.