I cover global health and development for NPR in Washington, D.C. We take a very broad view to both health and development. My reporting focuses on pressing issues around the world usually in resource-poor settings. I also have carved out a niche covering natural disasters for our radio network.
Prior to my current position I was NPR’s Mexico City correspondent covering Mexico, Central America and Caribbean. I was first hired by NPR as their Johannesburg bureau chief and served in that role from 2002-2006.
I care deeply about poverty, global inequality, emerging infectious diseases and soccer. That list is in no particular order. My primary goal in my reporting is to make obscure/overlooked topics interesting to a mainstream American audience. NPR reaches more than 25 million people a week through a network of hundreds of radio stations, Internet streams, various web platforms and social media.
I travel a lot for work and I’m always on the hunt for powerful human stories about this amazing world we live in.
When I’m not reporting I can be found attempting to renovate a turn of the 20th century farm house in Maryland, weeding my garden and tending an expanding flock of chickens.