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California Families Celebrate Equality

Same-sex couples and families in California share their reactions concerning gay marriage rights after the Supreme Court decision.

 

I turned this video around in a few hours after The Supreme Court’s landmark decision struck down the Defense of Marriage Act. I coordinated half a dozen freelancers to shoot directly after the decision came out across California and had the story up in time for the news frenzy of the day. I was there shooting on the steps a few years later when marriage equality became set in stone.

I churned out over a hundred videos on deadline for the New York Times over the course of four years giving me a strong sense of story and excellent writing skills.

 

I started my career at The Times as intern while at CUNY Grad School for Journalism and after my internship, I answered every call thereafter whenever they needed help. I started working full-time in 2011 on The Times’s live daily newscasts: booking guests, editing packages in hours and putting up a 10-minute show online that was vastly ahead of its time. The stress of hitting that 10am time marker was nothing compared to the adrenaline of getting a solid package in under the wire, or securing a guest that offered a fresh take.

 

I moved on from there to do more in-depth work; worked with and edited Times photographers; often hired freelancers to produce multi-location stories; and  pitched and produced stories in my local community.

I also started several series including: Everyone’s Business breaking down economics with David Gillen, Off Color Comedy exploring race in a new way with Tanzina Vega, and Clothes and Character.

Here is a selection of my deadline-driven work for the Times and my in-depth stories can be found on my Times Video Channel and elsewhere on this site. Thanks for checking me out!

Many See a Victory for Children, Too

Thousands, including parents, babies and dogs, flocked to the Supreme Court after its ruling on same-sex marriage. Supporters spoke about how they thought the ruling helped maintain and support families.

One Victim’s Father Looks Beyond Guns

After his daughter’s death in the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech, Joseph Samaha grew weary of empty political promises on gun control legislation and sought a middle ground to promote safer campuses.

American Views and Supreme Court Issues

Rulings are expected soon on three big cases: same-sex marriage, affirmative action and voting rights. Here is what the latest New York Times/CBS News poll found about views on those issues.

Drone Spy Wars

Al Qaeda and Taliban-supported death squads accuse tribesmen of collaborating with the United States, and often force them to confess on video before executing them.

 

What’s Driving Putin Into Syria

Russia’s intervention in Syria is partly strategic, but President Vladimir V. Putin has another reason, a long-held belief, for supporting the Syrian president’s government.

 

Countdown to Death at Rikers Island

Carlos Mercado, 45, who was diabetic, died after 15 hours at the New York jail. Surveillance video shows him collapsed while officers step over him.

A Community Responds

The fatal shooting of Police Officer Wenjian Liu has prompted many in New York’s Asian-American community to reflect on the impact of his death among those who share his heritage.

 

Who Just Bought The Washington Post?

Jeffrey P. Bezos is the founder of Amazon.com. He has spent his career relying on steady growth but says he is ready to push The Post to compete in a changing online world.