Investigative Reporting

One of my larger investigative assignments had me reviewing a year’s worth of federal earmarks and studying the implications of this controversial budget process. Check out the three-day series

In 2010, I reviewed the financial disclosure forms of the eight candidates vying for New Hampshire’s four congressional seats. The paperwork showed that most of them live comfortably. Read here

After a daycare employee abused children at a daycare, I requested the safety and inspection records of every child-care facility and home service in the Nashua, N.H., area. The records generated several stories, as I reviewed the compliance of these businesses as well as the rising cost of sending children to day care, while my colleague, Andrea Bushee, illustrated the hard choices parents faced when choosing the right place to leave their children. The child care series won a first-place award in enterprise reporting from the New England Associated Press News Executives Association. More importantly, The Telegraph’s struggle to obtain these records and place them online prompted the governor of New Hampshire to order the state agency overseeing child care safety to make the documents more accessible to the public. Here’s the story that examined the records