I'm an investigative reporter working to fuse righteous journalism and innovative storytelling.
As a New America Future of War Fellow, I'm currently investigating how the U.S. war against ISIS is playing out on the ground.
My work with PBS FRONTLINE, Al Jazeera, and BuzzFeed Investigations has taken me to Egypt, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and other conflict zones, and earned the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Reporting on South Asia; the Deadline Club Award for Independent Digital Reporting; a Livingston Award nomination in International Reporting; an Emmy nomination in New Approaches to Documentary Film, and other honors. — READ MORE
The United States trumpets education as its shining success in the war in Afghanistan. But my on-the-ground investigation revealed that American claims were often outright lies, as the government peddled numbers it knew to be false and touted schools that have never seen a single student. The story was awarded the 2016 Deadline Club Award for Independent Digital Reporting, the 2016 Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Reporting on South Asia, and a finalist for the 2016 Livingston Award in International Reporting.
For PBS FRONTLINE, I produced this immersive film taking viewers through the harrowing reality of what happens when the Syrian government bombs its own people. It is a journey through the village of Al-Bara as airstrikes fall. The film captures the chaos on the ground as villagers struggle to rescue family and friends trapped under rubble, the fear that pulses through the community when the government jets return for a second bombing run, and the haunting calls for revenge that illustrate the country’s descent into chaos. The film was nominated for a 2014 Emmy award in the category New Approaches to Documentary Film.
In January 2011, millions of Egyptians took to the streets. On the ground for PBS FRONTLINE, I field produced an investigation into the Muslim Brotherhood's role in the revolution, and its profound social influence. Our film "The Brothers," and "Revolution in Cairo," received an Emmy award for Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a News Magazine, as well as an Overseas Press Club citation for Best Online Coverage of Breaking News.
Watch or read my investigation uncovering the least visible victim's in Detroit's bankruptcy. It reveals how some of the city's most vulnerable creditors were systematically excluded from negotiations over the bankruptcy plan, and as a result, became casualties of the city twice-over, through no fault of their own, and with little means to do anything about it. At its core, this is a story about power and high-stakes dealing, with dramatic consequences for the lives of ordinary people.
Under the unprecedented spotlight on campus assault, there has been virtually no public attention on how universities handle reports of sexual violence from millions of students with disabilities. My investigation revealed important gaps in how colleges respond. It was also re-printed in Deaf Life Magazine as its July 2015 cover story, and became a staple resource regularly cited by government agencies, universities, and disability & Title IX rights organizations.