I grew up in the UK where I studied Classics at Oxford University before moving to the United States to complete a MA in journalism at New York University. For my graduate video thesis there I shot and produced an undercover documentary about the mistreatment of devout Muslims inside Uzbekistan, which was later commissioned by PBS’s Frontline/World. Sadly several interview subjects from that trip were subsequently killed by the Uzbek government.
As a student I enjoyed stints at CNN in New York, The Los Angeles Times‘ DC bureau and then ABC News‘ investigative unit. Soon after graduation an international producing job came up at a new programme called Dan Rather Reports, anchored by the legendary american journalist, and I was lucky enough to travel the world for HDNet, the U.S. TV network that hosted the show, while also working as a correspondent for its other news programme, World Report. I have since then worked as a correspondent for CBS News, based out of their Kabul and later London bureaus, reported stories for Al Jazeera English, Sky News, Bloomberg, the BBC and NPR. I am currently based in London where I work as a freelance journalist for a range of international outlets.
My written work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Financial Times’ Weekend Magazine, London’s Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, Harpers Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, Prospect Magazine, Departures, Die Zeit and La Stampa. I’ve been known to take the occasional photograph, and have had work commissioned by Men’s Vogue, Paris Match and Der Spiegel magazine. Several television stories I’ve worked on have been nominated for Emmy awards, and one has won in the “Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting in a News Magazine” category.