I’ve been at The Charlotte Post since 1987, where I went from general assignment reporting to managing editor in 1991 and editor-in-chief in 1993. My first professional journalism job was as a newsroom assistant at WBTV (Channel 3) in Charlotte during my senior year at Johnson C. Smith University, where I earned my degree in communication arts in 1984. 

Over the years, our newsroom has earned several state and national awards, including a pair of General Excellence honors from the North Carolina Press Association (first-2016, third-2004).

Our project seeks to explain how systemic racial bias impacts the health of Charlotte’s Black community from womb to tomb. An important part of the initiative is how low-income young people navigate limited access to health care.