I wanted to write a story about people that make a living by posting sports-related videos on YouTube. I didn’t really know where to start, so I just emailed a … Continue reading Inside the world of full-time YouTubing
This all started when I kept seeing Chef Niko on Antonio Brown’s Snapchat. Brown would constantly shout him out, so I followed Niko on Snapchat too out of curiosity. As … Continue reading Three years ago he was a junkie. Now he’s Antonio Brown’s chef.
This was a fun assignment. I got an email from Delta PR asking if I was interested in tagging along with Jordan Clarkson and a contest winner. I wasn’t sure … Continue reading Following Jordan Clarkson around Universal Studios
I traveled to Oakland to talk with Jonathan Martin and to watch him talk to middle schoolers about his own experience with bullying. This is the first time Martin talked … Continue reading Jonathan Martin redemption story
This guy is an amazing artist with an amazing story. I’m only sad that I didn’t get the chance to meet up with Gary Lockwood in person. The phone interview … Continue reading The man who turns sneakers into gas masks
An SB Nation reporter told the social desk about this story she read about via a press release email, and I knew this would be something worth trying to write … Continue reading Hailey Dawson’s first pitch with her prosthetic hand
Pepperdine, sadly, does not have a football team. But it did back when the campus wasn’t perched atop hills looking out into the Pacific. I got in touch with some … Continue reading A Throwback to the Days of Pepperdine Football
A humble athlete making waves.
My initial story idea was to do a story about the Pepperdine baseball field groundskeepers who keep the field in award-winning shape. Then, I discovered that the head groundskeeper’s son … Continue reading A Father and Son Bond with Baseball
This feature was intended to be about the street performers of Third Street in Santa Monica. I quickly found out that not everyone was willing to speak to me… without a fee. … Continue reading City of Dreams
This was the one and only story idea that I took from one of the hundreds of press releases that every Graphic reporter gets. Anyone who can run a marathon is … Continue reading The 135-Mile Run
While I was hunting for a story I had a friend tell me, “You NEED to talk to Andrew Enslen. He’s awesome.” Thus, this feature was born about a senior … Continue reading Washing Feet and Changing Lives