What Makes Someone Native American? Washington Post Magazine
Poverty in Charlotte: ‘It was Never Okay’ Charlotte magazine, Longreads Best of 2016
Heroin in Charlotte  Charlotte magazine
The Fall of the Lions Charlotte magazine

Rural Hospitals Are Dying and Pregnant Women Are Paying the Price Politico Magazine
The Secret to Saving the Lives of Black Mothers and Babies Politico Magazine 
The Medical Crisis that Finally Convinced Republicans in NC to Expand Medicaid Politico Magazine
How a Tiny Kansas Town Rebooted Its Struggling Hospital Politico Magazine

The Forgotten District Washington Post Magazine
Star Search Harper’s Magazine
Monuments to the Battle for the New South Politico Magazine
Meet the Preacher Behind Moral Mondays Mother Jones

Personal Essay
Becoming Mrs. Love Charlotte magazine
‘They Don’t Need Your Permission’ STAT News

The Other Koch Brother The Village Voice
Mavericks Charter Schools Don’t Live Up to Big Promises Miami New Times 
Does the No. 1 High School in America Practice Discrimination? Washingtonian
Do You Know What You’re Really Buying at the Farmers’ Market? Charlotte magazine
For Women in Iraq, the Terrorist Could Be the Guy Working Beside You Cleveland Scene

Jim Rogers’ Closing Act Charlotte magazine
Why a Black Preacher Feels Called to a White Church Charlotte magazine

Media Criticism
The Rise and Fall of South Florida’s Daily Newspapers Broward-Palm Beach New Times

National City and Regional Magazine Awards 
Finalist, General Excellence (2017)
MAGS Gamma Awards
Best Profile-Gold (2013)
Knight-Wallace Fellowship at the University of Michigan
Finalist (2011, 2012)
Association of Alternative Newsweeklies
First Place, Media Reporting (2010) Third Place, Public Service (2011)
Green Eyeshade Awards
Investigative Reporting (Non-daily) (2009)
National Association of Black Journalists
Finalist, Specialty News (2011)
National Council on Crime and Delinquency
PASS Award (2011)