New York Times

  • Rage and Suspicion Reign as Americans, Painfully Split, Cast Their Votes

    I spent one of America's most historic and controversial Election Days reporting from Racine, Wis., talking to voters and observing reactions, and was honored to contribute to the New York Times' coverage of events and emotions. (November 9, 2016)

  • Milwaukee Shaken by Eruption of Violence After Shooting by Police (By Kay Nolan and Niraj Chokshi, Aug. 14, 2016)

    Violent protests broke out in Milwaukee after a young black man was shot and killed by police. A group of angry residents -- fed up with what they see as increasing police brutality against blacks in the city and across the country -- set fire to a gas station, auto parts store, beauty supply store and a bank. In the aftermath, most residents in the city's predominantly black, middle class Sherman Park neighborhood decried the violence and destruction, preferring instead to gather for prayer, but at the same time, confirmed a widespread feeling that poverty and joblessness is replacing the area's former economic stability, and that racism plays a factor.

    I spent two days and evenings interviewing residents in the neighborhood and witnessing both prayer rallies and protests.

  • Racial Violence in Milwaukee Was Decades in the Making, Residents Say (By John Eligon, Aug. 14, 2016)

    Angry After Milwaukee Police Shooting, Protesters Turn Against Media, Too (By John Eligon and Kay Nolan, Aug. 15, 2016)

    When Police Don’t Live in the City They Serve (By John Eligon and Kay Nolan, Aug. 18, 2016)

  • Scott Walker Drops Out

    I rushed to Madison, Wis., to contribute reporting for the New York Times when Wisconsin Gov.c Scott Walker suddenly ended his presidential run after just 71 days. (Sept. 21, 2015)

  • Walker Exits from a Windowless Room

    I captured the mood and the scene for the NY Times' First Draft political newsletter, and contrasted Walker's lonely, drab exit to the colorful fanfare when he announced his run in July, an event I had also covered. (Sept. 22, 2015)

  • A Creature on the Loose Puts Milwaukee Residents on Edge
    This story about a possible lion roaming loose in Milwaukee was the second-most viewed and second-most shared story on the National News page of the New York Times website that day. The story drew almost 2,000 "likes," over 800 "shares" and hundreds of comments after being posted on the NY Times Facebook page.(July 27, 2015)