As managing editor for cross-platform news, I work as the coordination lead for the news Exchange Team which is comprised of the different platform news directors (Deseret News web and print, KSL web, radio and KSL-TV), ensuring that the assignments and content are aligned across the platforms. Along with leading our morning story pitch meetings, my job is to ensure we work together to coordinate content and coverage. I also serve as the director of photography for the Deseret News and KSL TV, and read more oversee the multiplatform assignment desk. Originally from Lansing Michigan, I started my career in 1986 with the Lansing State Journal as a part-time photojournalist while I attended Lansing Community College. In 1989 I moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky, where I studied photojournalism at Western Kentucky University. Ive worked for several newspapers around the country as an intern, including The Bay City (Michigan) Times, The Jackson (Mississippi) Citizen Patriot, The Phoenix (Arizona) Gazette, and The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tennessee. In 1993, after finishing my studies at WKU, my wife Julie and I moved to Ogden, Utah, where I began my first full-time job as a staff photojournalist for the Standard-Examiner. Two years later I took a new job as the chief photographer at the Santa Fe New Mexican. We missed Salt Lake City, so when the city was awarded the 2002 Winter Olympics, I jumped at the Deseret News' job offer of a staff photojournalist to return back to Utah in 1997. In 2001 I was named the assistant photo editor for the Deseret News, where I remained for the next nine years. In the fall of 2010, the Deseret News, KSL TV & Radio News integrated their newsrooms, and in the process, I took on the new responsibility of Deputy Managing Editor for Photography for Deseret News and KSL-TV. In November of 2016, I was named managing editor for cross-platform news.