I have been covering the automotive industry since my days at the University of Michigan. I’ve worked at Car & Driver, Michigan Radio and U.S. News & World Report, where I was Senior Editor for automotive coverage. As Carfax Managing Editor, I work every day to make buying and owning cars easier for our readers. In my free time, you can find me biking, attending Cars and Coffee and catching the latest movies. My personal cars tend to be ‘90s Japanese sedans with manual transmissions. I serve as Vice President of the Washington Automotive Press Association and live in the Washington D.C. area.
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