I'm originally from Philadelphia, where I was raised in a working class neighborhood by my grandmother, along with my two sisters.
I graduated with a Journalism degree from Penn State and spent the next couple of decades working in radio and television in the Southeast.
I've been in Atlanta for more than half that time, always living in the city, which I have grown to love and admire (despite the traffic, taxes, tempers, etc. I'm from Philly, remember?) Atlanta has really come into its own as a true International city, and I take it as a special privilege to have reported on its growth, warts and all.