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Health Policy Reporter, USA TODAY
December 2010 - present
Cover the Affordable Care Act, as well as stories that affect health care at the policy level, including Medicaid and Medicare

Reporter, Times News Service
February 2007 - December 2010
Military health, medical and science reporter for Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times. Specialize in military disability retirement system, military healthcare sytem, post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries.


Reporter, The Army Times, A Gannett Newspaper

November 2005 - February 2007
General assignment/Army culture reporter, which means getting at the societal issues and trends within the military as a culture

Reporter, The Chicago Tribune
June 2005 - September 2005
General assignment intern position on the city desk at The Chicago Tribune

Freelance writer and editor
March 2000--present
Wrote business and lifestyles for the (Boulder) Daily  Camera, breaking news for The Associated Press and science stories for NASA. Wrote Lifestyles features and news stories for The Denver Post. Wrote college newsletters for Flashpoint.com, a division of Reader's Digest. Wrote business stories for Indieplanet.net, and covered sports and fitness for Chickclick.com. Proofread University of Alaska Professor Jason Ohler's "Then What?"-- a fictional novel about the future of technology. Wrote a chapter about finances for The Emergency Divorce Handbook for Women, edited by Angela Hoy. Worked as publications manager for Colorado Press Association organizing educational opportunities for journalists, as well as writing for and editing their monthly publication, The Editor. Taught newswriting, and editing and page design at the University of Northern Colorado, and beginning writing classes at the University of Colorado.

Reporter, The Oregonian
July 2000--July 2001
Covered family issues stories, developed family beat, wrote weekly people features, covered breaking news, covered education news.

Reporter, The Salt Lake Tribune
October 1998--January 2000
Covered crime and police in Salt Lake City, specialized in Straight Edge gang activity, criminal DNA testing, minority issues and methamphetamines.

Reporter, Ogden Standard-Examiner
October 1997--January 1998
Covered education at the local, state and national levels; edited and paginated newspaper when necessary.

Editor, Rocky Mountain Collegian
May 1997--June 1997
Managed 90-person staff and $100,000 budget; read and edited for content all stories that appeared in the paper; prepared special story packages and organized investigative-reporting projects; coached writers and desk editors.

Communications specialist, U.S. Army
August 1989--August 1993
Served as Unit Public Affairs representative and company photographer.
Served in the Persian Gulf War, Somalia and in Homestead, Fla. during the Hurricane Andrew relief effort.

Education:
May 2007 -- Master's in journalism from University of Colorado. Thesis, published in February 2007 in Army Times, details Army's disability retirement system and the conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

May 1997 -- BA in technical journalism from Colorado State University. GPA 3.4; Journalism graduate of the year.


Skills:
* Quark XPress 3.3 * Adobe Photoshop 3.1 * Flatbed scanning  *       *Unisys * SpeedWriter * Photography * Internet searches * HTML *Pagemaker * Microsoft Publisher * Access * Excel * Outlook * *Powerpoint * Word

Organizations
Denver Press Club
Colorado Press Association
Military Reporters and Editors - president
KENNEDY MEDIA
Kelly Kennedy, Editor/Writer
Finding the words