If you weren't in journalism, what would you do for a living?
I'd work in the criminal justice system. I took a course called Sociology of Violence when I was in college, and it focused on serial murder. It was the most interesting class I took at Northeastern, and it made me want to become a detective or crime scene analyst. Plus, Criminal Minds is my favorite TV show.
What's the most unusual story you've ever covered?
I once covered a wedding at a Walt's Roast Beef. The couple was elderly and they had met there, so they felt it was a fitting location. The bizarre thing is that the restaurant wasn't closed, so people were just coming in to get sandwiches while the wedding was going on.
If you were on death row, what would your last meal be?
The salmon at Edgewood Cafe in Cranston, with red bliss mashed potatoes, asparagus and chocolate cake for dessert. Plus, a big glass of wine…or make it a bottle. I'm on death row, after all.
What's your favorite subject to write about?
I never thought I'd say this, but elections. It's a crazy time of year, and I'm ready for a vacation once the results are in, but I like being in the middle of all that excitement and I like to predict the outcomes.
Tell us something unexpected about yourself.
I have a running bucket list of things I want to do in life. I wrote it when I was 21 years old and crossed off two big-ticket items right away: getting a tattoo and going skydiving with my sister, Heather.