I’m Cory. I’ve been writing and making videos about people and politics since 2014. I was born and raised in the Green Mountain State, and recently graduated from The University of Vermont with a degree in Political Science. I’m currently based in Washington, D.C., completing Georgetown University’s journalism master’s program.
I’m deeply passionate about holding power to account, the changing news industry, supporting and training young journalists and the civic health of our democracy.
Right now I’m finishing my degree, and actively seeking a full-time position.
My recent work has been to report on and write about First Amendment issues facing the nation’s student journalists for the Student Press Law Center, a legal defense nonprofit based here in D.C.
I just finished a gig at the NBC News Investigative unit, where I covered everything from the Catholic Church abuse scandal to an all-but-failed Housing and Urban Development program.
Last year I covered Vermont’s legislative session for The Associated Press, where my work was reprinted in major outlets all over the world. I was also the city reporter for The Burlington Free Press, one of Vermont’s largest newspapers and before that, interned at VTDigger.
As a student at UVM, I served as editor of one of the country’s top student newspapers, The Vermont Cynic.
At UVM I regularly spoke in and assisted with journalism courses. During school and since graduating in 2016, I have worked with UVM associate professor Richard Watts, Ph.D. to design two classes on journalism and news media, Media-Policy-Action and Advanced Digital Storytelling.
During the summer of 2015, I interned at the New England Center for Investigative Reporting.