Selected Work

A current resume can be found here. Recent clips are here.

Long Shadow: In Guns We Trust,” a podcast from Long Lead, Campside Media, PRX, and The Trace: co-reporter and contributing producer, 2024

The Armed Era, April 9, 2024

Dangerous Homes: Guns and Domestic Violence Exact a Deadly Toll on Kids (with USA Today), March 23, 2023

How Many Guns Are Circulating in the U.S.?, March 6, 2023

I’ve Covered Gun Violence for 10 Years. Here’s What’s Changed — And What Hasn’t, Feb. 3, 2023

How the Death of a Japanese Exchange Student Changed the U.S. Gun Debate, Nov. 22, 2022

In Tight Races, Republicans Refuse to Denounce Alex Jones, Oct. 25, 2022

How Lockdown Drills Can Retraumatize Kids Who Have Experienced Domestic Violence, Oct. 12, 2022

Gun Deaths Hit an All-Time High (Again) in 2021, Sept. 8, 2022

Tracking the Effects of the Supreme Court’s Gun Ruling, Aug. 1, 2022

SCOTUS Says People Have a Right to Carry Guns in Public, June 23, 2022

New York Banned Body Armor. But Not the Kind Used by the Buffalo Shooter, June 8, 2022

How Often Are Guns Used for Self-Defense? June 3, 2022

The Buffalo and Uvalde Gunmen Bought Their Rifles Legally at 18, May 25, 2022

The Buffalo Shooting Suspect Once Threatened a Mass Shooting. Why Wasn’t He Disarmed? May 16, 2022

Are Road Rage Shootings Increasing? May 2, 2022

Gun Training Loophole Leaves Florida’s Concealed Carriers Ill-Prepared, Instructors Say, April 4, 2022

Will Requiring Gun Owners to Buy Insurance Improve Firearm Safety? March 7, 2022

Youth Gun Suicide Is Rising, Particularly Among Children of Color, Feb. 24, 2022

32 States Let People Carry Guns Without Learning How to Shoot One, Jan. 25, 2022

It’s Official: Gun Deaths Hit an All-Time High in 2020, Jan. 7, 2022

How Climate Change Could Worsen Gun Violence, Aug. 25, 2021

Missouri’s ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary’ Law Could Complicate Police Efforts to Solve Gun Crimes, Aug. 17, 2021

Biden’s Pistol Brace Rule Would Put Pressure on an Already Strained ATF Division, July 19, 2021

The Many Ways Domestic Violence Foreshadows Mass Shootings, Jun 9, 2021

The Gun Data Expert Who’s Changing the Way the Media Defines Mass Shootings, June 1, 2021

The Supreme Court’s Next Big Gun Case, Explained, May 18, 2021

The Push to Pay Violence Interrupters a Living Wage, March 2, 2021

What Senate Democrats Say They Can (Maybe) Get Done on Gun Reform, Feb. 10, 2021

Guns Are Banned at the Capitol, Unless You’re a Congressperson, Jan. 20, 2021

A Running List of Gun Arrests Tied to the U.S. Capitol Attack, Jan. 13, 2021

Their Statehouses Allow Guns, and These Lawmakers Are Increasingly Afraid, Jan. 8, 2021

“This Isn’t Normal”: Governing With Guns in the State House, Oct. 31, 2020

Missing from 2020 Ballots: Proposals to Expand Gun Restrictions, Oct. 12, 2020

Pushed Out of Hospitals by COVID, Anti-Violence Programs Try to Adapt, Oct. 5, 2020

The Growing Movement to Send Counselors — Not Cops — to Mental Health Crises, Sept. 28, 2020

How Often Are Police Shot in the Line of Duty? July 22, 2020

With Abuse Victims Trapped at Home, Detroit Moves Restraining Order System Online, May 29, 2020

People Keep Shooting Each Other Over Coronavirus Restrictions, May 20, 2020

A Timeline of the NRA’s Scare Tactics During National Emergencies, March 24, 2020

Every Day Since Parkland, at Least 3 American Kids Have Been Fatally Shot, Feb. 13, 2020

Second Amendment Sanctuaries, Explained, Jan. 14, 2020

Supreme Court Watchers See Chief Justice as Possible Fifth Vote to Dismiss Major Gun Case, Dec. 2, 2019

After a Rash of Police Suicides, NYC Looks to Bolster Mental Health Services, Sept. 21, 2019

Your All-in-One Guide to Gun Background Checks, Sept. 11, 2019

The Ad Execs Who Want to Put Graphic Warnings on Ammunition, June 6, 2019

In the Years Since the Isla Vista Shooting, the Incel Subculture Continues to Inspire Gunmen, May 23, 2019

What to Know About the Supreme Court’s First Gun Case in 9 Years, April 8, 2019

Trump’s Pick to Lead the Office of Violence Against Women Believes Guns Can Reduce Domestic Violence, March 4, 2019

In Much of the Country, Cities Can’t Enact Their Own Gun Laws, Dec. 8, 2018

Heroism and Kindness Amid the Devastation of Mass Shootings, Nov. 10. 2018

The NRA Also Makes It Harder to Trace Bombs, Oct. 26, 2018

No Shots Fired, Sept. 12, 2018

Alleged Russian Spy Maria Butina and the NRA: A Photographic History, July 16, 2018

The Very Brave Students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, Feb. 17, 2018

Murder-Suicide By Gun Is an Everyday Occurrence in America, Feb, 13, 2018

Data Shows Shrinking Cable News Cycles for This Fall’s Mass Shootings, Dec. 5, 2017

Everyday Gun Violence Did Not Let Up Between the Mass Shootings in Las Vegas and Texas. These Are the Stories of 34 Lives Lost, Nov. 1, 2017

They Went To Las Vegas to Mark Milestones, Only to Have Their Lives Cut Short, Oct. 6, 2017

Chicago Block Patrolled By Moms Goes Two Years Without a Fatal Shooting, Sept. 7, 2017

Federal Judges Freeze Washington D.C.’s Strict Rules for Concealed-Gun Permits, July 25, 2017

150 American Children Have Been Struck By a Stray Bullet This Year, July 19, 2017

A Women’s March Leader on Her New Fight: Taking on the NRA, July 12, 2017

A Bump in the Night. A Squeeze of the Trigger. A Loved One Shot Dead, Jan. 30, 2017

9 New Stats From 2016 That Help Explain Gun Violence in America, Dec. 29. 2016

The Latest Research on Rampage Shootings Shows Gunmen Rarely Target Gun-Free Zones, Nov. 30, 2019

Loaded Guns, Little Hands, Oct. 10, 2016

5 Graphics That Make You See America’s Unrelenting Gun Problem in New Ways, July 14, 2016

The Federal Background Check System Allowed Nearly 7,000 Domestic Abusers to Buy Guns, July 7, 2016

Students Were Caught With Guns In School At Least 269 Times This Year, July 6, 2016

That Time the NRA Tied the Tiananmen Square Massacre to American Gun Rights, July 1, 2016

Temporary Restraining Orders Can Set Off Alleged Abusers. But Only 16 States Make Them Hand Over Their Guns, June 1, 2016

The Compromises That Got One State’s Republicans to Increase Gun Protections for Domestic Violence Victims, June 1, 2016

I’m an Assistant High School Principal in New Orleans. My Students Shouldn’t Have to Keep Burying Their Friends, April 13, 2016

Through Art, A Performer Heals Traumatized Youth from Pittsburgh’s Troubled Suburbs, March 18, 2016

13 Students From a Small Historically Black University in Florida Have Been Shot in the Last 12 Months, March 9, 2016

26 States Will Let You Carry a Concealed Gun Without Making Sure You Know How to Shoot One, Feb. 2, 2016

The NRA Is Taking Credit For the Background Check System It Tried to Sink, Jan. 12, 2016

15 Statistics That Tell the Story of Gun Violence in 2015, Dec. 23, 2015

What TV Cameras Don’t Capture: Maps of Everyday Gun Violence in Charleston, Lafayette, and Other Mass Shooting Sites, Dec. 10, 2015

The Shooters in San Bernardino and Sandy Hook Used Assault Rifles from the Same Gun Consortium, Dec. 8, 2015

The Mother Who Wants Politicians to See Photos of Her Child’s Bullet-Riddled Body, Oct. 14, 2015

Gun-Friendly Purses Put the Women Who Wear Them At Risk, Oct. 12, 2016

How Redditors Are Changing the Way the Media Counts Mass Shootings, Oct. 8, 2015

Should It Be a Crime to Leave a Gun in an Unlocked Car? Sept. 23, 2015

City Limits: “They Leave Teddy Bears on the Corners of Streets Where Someone Was Shot, and They’re Everywhere in Liberty City” Sept. 23, 2015

The Twisted Path of the Gun Used in the Worst School Shooting Since Newtown, Sept. 23, 2015

Why Would a Nine-Year-Old Bring a Gun to School? Sept. 21, 2015

Serial Roadway Shootings Happen More Often Than You Think, Sept. 16, 2015

Thunder on the Mall: A Charleston Victim’s Daughter Takes Her Message to Washington, Sept. 12, 2015

City Limits: “What Do You Do When Your Daddy Says It’s Alright to Murder a Man?” Aug. 13, 2015

City Limits: “You Know How Long It Takes to Get an Illegal Gun on the North Side of Milwaukee? Minutes,” Aug. 7, 2015

City Limits: “People Were So Stunned That a 12-Year-Old Could Have Been Possibly Holding a Gun,” July 30, 2015

How America Wound Up With a Gun Background Check System Built More for Speed Than Certainty, July 21, 2015

Want to Play Ball with the NRA? Write a Domestic Violence Bill, June 22, 2015


Society for Features Journalism: 2024 SFJ Excellence-in-Features journalism award: First place, Utility Feature Portfolio (How Often Are AR-Style Rifles Used for Self-Defense?, Are Handguns or Rifles Used More Often in Mass Shootings?, In America, Accidental Shootings Among Children Occur Nearly Every Other Day)

2024 Deadline Club Award for Newspaper or Digital Reporting: “Dangerous Homes: Guns and Domestic Violence Exact a Deadly Toll on Kids”

The Newswomen’s Club of New York 2022 Front Page Awards, Online: Blog: Ask the Trace series



The Gun Report: Writer and producer of a daily tally of gun violence victims in America, Jan. 2013 to June 2014

Joe Nocera’s blog: producer of New York Times Op-Ed columnist Joe Nocera’s blog, April 2011 to Aug. 2014

Screen Shot 2014-07-15 at 10.25.56 AMMark Bittman’s blog: producer and editor of New York Times food writer and Op-Ed columnist Mark Bittman’s blog, April 2011 to August 2014

eToys vs. Goldman Sachs: The Documents, The New York Times, March 9, 2013

Graphic: How Electric Cars Stack Up, The New York Times, July 5, 2011

Timeline of the Standard American Diet, The New York Times, July 23, 2011

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Immokalee, Fla., Mark Bittman’s blog, The New York Times, June 15, 2011

This Stuff Has Got to Stop!, Mark Bittman’s blog, The New York Times, Aug. 28, 2012

Healthy Eating on Just $300 a Day, Mark Bittman’s blog, The New York Times, April 7, 2013

The Sugar Hiding in Everyday Foods, Mark Bittman’s blog, The New York Times, April 9, 2013

The Lamest Criticism, Joe Nocera’s blog, The New York Times, Feb. 15, 2012

More on Football Concussions, Joe Nocera’s blog, The New York Times, Feb. 7, 2012

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TimesCast: 100 Years of the Neediest Cases, The New York Times, Nov. 25, 2011

Animals, Cruelty and Videotape, The New York Times, April 27, 2011

Nocturnalist, The New York Times, contributor, 2011. (1st item, 3rd item, 2nd item, 3rd item, 3rd item, 2nd item)

Medical Use of Marijuana Costs Some a Job, National desk, The New York Times, Aug, 28, 2010

From a Community Center, Hope and a Holiday Meal, The New York Times, Nov. 24, 2011

Born of Pirate Radio, Seeking a Spot on British Dial, The New York Times, April 4, 2011

Charlie Sheen Helps Make a Name for Ustream, The New York Times, March 14, 2011

A Web Site That’s Not Afraid to Pick a Fight, The New York Times, July 12, 2010

Sergeant Guzman’s War, The New York Times, Oct. 30, 2005

The Perpetual Protester, The New York Times, Feb. 27, 2009

Double Take in the Dairy Aisle, The New York Times, May 15, 2009

Tempo Alfresco After Dark, in the Park, The New York Times, July 3, 2009

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Few Laughs Left in a Catskill Town Struggling to Revive, The New York Times, December 19, 2009

Local Stop: True to Its Savory Roots,The New York Times, February 21, 2010

A Memorial for a Man Who Lifted Souls With Song, The New York Times, May 2, 2009

It’s No Hallucination: Polka-Dot Buses Aim to Cut Travel Time, The New York Times, May 15, 2008

Local Stop: Beneath the Big Soda Bottle, The New York Times, September 24, 2009


Fire Began in Living Room, and “I Couldn’t Help Him,” The New York Times, November 3, 2013

From Street Hustler to Family Man Eager to Cook, The New York Times, December 9, 2012.

Deterred by Illness, Driven Ahead by Goals, The New York Times, December 5, 2012.

Love Endures Amid Health Problems, The New York Times, November 9, 2012

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At 102, Outliving Friends, Family and Her Savings, The New York Times, Nov. 6, 2010

Raising a 3-Year-Old Who Had a Rough Start, The New York Times, Dec. 17, 2011

After Daughter’s Death, Helping Others Cope With Dying, The New York Times, Dec. 2, 2010

Recycling, as a Means to Survive, The New York Times, Dec. 16, 2010

Sibling Bond Strengthens Amid the Ordeal of Cancer, The New York Times, Nov. 8, 2010

Surrounded by Cancer, and Then Needing Help Herself, The New York Times, Jan. 13, 2011

After a Tragedy Next Door, Scars on Nearby Children, The New York Times, Nov. 15, 2010

A Dying Woman’s Concerns are for Her Two Children, The New York Times, November 24, 2008

Their Mother is Gone, but Sons Live by Her Words, The New York Times, December 1, 2009

A Husband’s Chronic Illness Changes a Couple’s Life, The New York Times, Nov. 21, 2010

Losing a Leg, but Keeping His Drive to Succeed, The New York Times, Nov. 22, 2010

Michelle V. Agins/NYT

A Couple Joined by Cancer, Bound by Love, The New York Times, Dec. 14, 2010

Putting Down Textbooks to Provide for Triplets, The New York Times, Nov. 27, 2010

Surviving the Camps but Struggling in Brooklyn, The New York Times, January 21, 2010

Call From Haiti Heartens Struggling Father, The New York Times, Jan. 18, 2010

Wrestling His Demons to Release the Artist Within, The New York Times, December 12, 2009

With a New Computer, More Verses in a Lifetime of Writing, The New York Times, December 30, 2009

Two Heart Surgeries Strain a Couple’s Finances, but Not Their Bond, The New York Times, November 20, 2009

Committed to Helping Others, Even While Needing Help Herself, The Neediest Cases, December 27, 2006

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A Shut-In Surrounded by Bits of the Outside World,The New York Times, November 11, 2008

After Life of Surgeries, Hope for One Final Operation, The New York Times, December 6, 2009

After a Daughter’s Death, Seeking Answers and the Strength to Go On, The New York Times, Nov. 28, 2006

Many Moves With Children in Tow, and Then a Fire, The New York Times, January 21, 2010

Other Work

Bullet Points: Reflections from the Front Lines of the Gun-Violence Epidemic, Columbia Magazine, Winter 2018

Bullets into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence, Penguin Random House, 2017. Essay: “A World Without Guns”

What It Feels Like to Cover Gun Violence in America, Vogue, Dec. 2015

Who Gets Shot in America: What I Learned Compiling Records of Carnage for the New York Times, The Raw Story, July 15, 2014

Chasing the Dawn, Narratively, January 4, 2013

Living off the 6, Narratively, November 28, 2012

Mini-Manufacturing and the City, The American Prospect, print edition, Dec. 2011

Came As She Was, The American Prospect, July 29, 2011

Can You Hear Justice Now? The American Prospect, July 8, 2011

Henry the Gangster Cat, a blog about first-time pet ownership

My Parents Were Awesome, edited by Eliot Glazer, Penguin Random House, 2011. Essay: “Johnny and Eleanor”

Never Tell Our Business to Strangers, a memoir, published by Villard/Random House, February 2010