I spent close to twenty years doing daily journalism at NPR News where I worked on the programs Morning Edition, Talk of the Nation, Weekend Edition Saturday, and the flagship evening broadcast All Things Considered, which I produced for many years. The writing tasks would be varied: In addition to long-form reporting, there were headlines, promos, breaking news, and small quirky feature items to fill time. (Those were the most fun.)
I come from a tradition that believes that radio is (neurologically speaking, at least) a visual medium and writing about art has been a concrete way to drive that point home. I have written audio tours for a number of the country’s finest museums and historic sites, including the Field Museum, Monticello, the Heard, the Detroit Institute of Art, the Guggenheim, the Getty, and the Clinton Presidential Library.
And I’ve recently begun to do some food writing.