I’m a journalist and photographer with a love of all things digital. I have recently joined Politico Europe as Editorial Director, Growth.
My first job was reporting for the Los Altos Town Crier in California where I fell in love with both the old-fashioned connection between this terrific local newspaper and its readers and also with the spirit of innovation that surrounded it in Silicon Valley.
I spent some time writing and taking photos for newspapers in India and Bangladesh and trained at City University. I joined The Telegraph in May 2007 where I built a blogging platform for journalists and for readers, was the first in the newsroom to live blog and then became the paper’s first social media editor.
I was later appointed Director of Digital Content and was responsible for growing audiences, refocusing the newsroom so that the majority of our effort was devoted to digital output, and fostering innovation. We were the first UK newspaper with a breaking news team, gave everyone in the newsroom access to analytics, built Project Babb, relaunched our mobile site and apps, and our interactive team produced long-form stories such as this, this and this.
I left The Telegraph in April 2015 and spent the summer exploring a variety of digital strategy and storytelling projects. I joined Politico in November 2015.