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Journalist since 1965 when hired at age 17 by The Roanoke Times. Moved on to The Telegraph in Alton, Illinois, in 1969 as a reporter, photographer and columnist for 12 years. Worked out of Washington DC as contract photojournalist for 23 years (1981-2004) except for a brief and unsatisfying stint as a political operative. Now living in the Blue Ridge Mountain community of Floyd, Virginia, as contract reporter/photographer for BH Media newspapers and shooting video for area TV stations as well as cable news networks. Founder of the Internet's oldest political news web site (Capitol Hill Blue) and operator of hyperlocal news web site (Blue Ridge Muse).

Production Skills & Specialities

Documentary, Sports, Disaster Coverage, Video Production, Video Editing, Photo Editing, Spot News, Multimedia Production, Still Photography