I am a writer, reporter, correspondent and documentary producer, from Toronto & based in New York City. I'm also a National Fellow at New America.
I'm writing a narrative non-fiction book about the Right to Die, which will be published in Winter 2021 by Saint Martin's Press (US/Canada) and Atlantic Books (UK/Europe). I'm represented by Georgina Capel of Georgina Capel Associates (London) and William Callahan of Inkwell Management Literary Agency (NYC).
The first taste of my book was published by California Sunday magazine.
Most recently, I worked as a documentary film reporter & correspondent at NBC News (NYC), making 10-20 minute short docs. I reported on illegal nursing home evictions, the black market for abortion pills, a controversy over the definition of death, a suspicious Taser death in Texas, an effort in Germany to track down brain tissue stolen from Holocaust victims, the financial struggles of Charlottesville rally survivors, a fake royal family in Serbia, fake news in Idaho, and the opening of old secret police archives in Albania -- among other subjects. I appeared on NBC Nightly News and regularly on MSNBC to discuss my reporting.
Previously, I worked as a foreign correspondent for VICE News, based in London. I covered extremism, far-Right populism and terrorism, reporting from Germany, France, Ukraine and other countries. Before that, I was a roaming Europe reporter for Maclean's: Canada's largest news magazine. I wrote feature articles from across the continent and won a Canada National Magazine Award for my coverage of Ukraine's Euromaidan revolution. My writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Financial Times, FT Weekend Magazine, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, California Sunday, BBC History and other publications.
In a former life, I was a graduate student of History and Philosophy at Oxford University. This Radiolab podcast — about colonial crimes in Kenya and British government efforts to hush them up — is a good example of my history-focused reporting. So is this article. At Oxford, I was a researcher for the historian Timothy Garton Ash and contributed to his latest book, Free Speech.
I have a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University & a Master of Philosophy from Oxford University (St. Antony's College), studying on a Sassoon Scholarship and Dahrendorf Programme Fellowship.
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