OUT IN STL
In the summer of 2017, Euclid Media Group hired me to oversee the launch of Out in STL, a quarterly magazine for the LGBTQ community of St. Louis, Missouri. My job was to curate, assign and edit the first issue. It came out in September 2017, and I stayed on as managing editor for two more issues. Below are all the issues I edited.
In 2008, I joined Pulitzer Prize winner Walt Bogdanich at The New York Times to look into rumors of pension fraud at the Long Island Rail Road, the nation's busiest commuter line. The ensuing investigation revealed that nearly all former LIRR employees were getting federal disability payments. Many enjoyed their "disabled" retirement by playing golf. The series led to over 30 criminal convictions, and dozens of former workers avoided prosecution by admitting guilt and giving up their benefits. Federal prosecutors said the scam could have cost the Railroad Retirement Board more than $1 billion if all the funds had been disbursed.