John is a SoCal native and a graduate from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at USC (Fight on!).
Currently, he’s a Digital Manager at the nonprofit California Forward on their terrific digital communications team. He might be found editing their blogs, editing some awesome videos, or strategizing a virtual event.
He also worked a semester at Southern Public Radio (KPCC) on their digital media team and was a Carnegie-Knight Fellow working on the News21 project, covering alcohol money in politics.
While at USC, interned at The Daily Breeze newspaper and served as staff reporter and associate news editor at Neon Tommy, the online news site at Annenberg, contributing city hall stories and feature articles. For one crazy summer, he interned at the New Statesman magazine in London on their web team.
In his life “Before Journalism,” John worked in the IT world as a systems admin and the friendly guy who helped the CEO with that dang printer that won’t print.