Award winning reporter, editor, teacher and writing coach. Her specialty is in-depth human interest journalism, both short and long form. But she has worked with writers from all fields. In addition to her faculty positions at the Missouri School of Journalism and the Poynter Institute, she holds workshops for professional writers, editors and teachers around the world.
- Knight Chair Professor / Missouri School of Journalism
- Faculty Fellow / The Poynter Institute
- 1988 Pulitzer Prize in feature writing
- 1986 Pulitzer Prize finalist in international reporting