JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE

NBC News-Wall Street Journal Correspondent:                              March 2015-Present

  • Write enterprise and analysis stories for NBC Asian America, The Wall Street Journal, KoreAm Journal and NK News, a website focused on North Korea policy, among other publications.

Digital News Desk Editor, Korea Times, Seoul, Korea:     August 2014-February 2015

  • Managed company’s official Twitter and Facebook accounts and oversaw six-fold increase in number of social media followers.
  • Spearheaded SEO, including overhaul of website’s multilingual features, resulting in 75 percent year-on-year increase in traffic.
  • Assigned and edited stories for publication on website of most established English-language Korean daily news organization. Worked with team of six journalists to refine stories and plan around-the-clock digital news coverage.
  • Launched newspaper’s first-ever podcast, a digest of news and analysis.

Staff Reporter, Korea Times:                                                        July 2009-August 2014

  • Lead political reporter for major events including death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and deadly bombardment of Yeonpyeong Island.
  • Published notable investigative reports on the use of forced labor to make Korean banknotes, labor abuses on Korean fishing vessels and trafficking of Korean nationals.
  • Planned and executed series of cover stories exploring changes to Korean society. Provided context and enterprise reporting on endangerment of country’s free-diving women and stigmatization of sexual minorities, multiracial families and North Korean defectors.

EDUCATION

University of Massachusetts-Amherst                                                               June 2001

Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, English

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Honorable Mention, Excellence in Human Rights Reporting, Society of Publishers in Asia 2014 Awards for Editorial Excellence
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