My nine years in journalism includes:
- Seven years as a daily newspaper reporter, the last of which was The Kansas City Times.
- One year as the news editor of MediaCentral.com, an online news service that covered the business news and mergers of the media.
- Five months as the Missouri/Kansas business correspondent for LocalBusiness.com, another online news service that covered small business, IPOs, and private equity. In the fifth month, the company closed one third of its news bureaus, including Kansas City.