Hello, and welcome to my webpage. I’m a journalist, broadcaster, author, public speaker, and professor.
You might call me a polymath, which the dictionary says is a “person whose expertise spans a wide variety of areas.”
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Here are some of the topics I’m pursuing these days.
FOOD WRITING. I write The Check blog at Forbes.com, which looks at trends in the restaurant and food worlds.
I also contribute to Skift Table, where you can find my series on innovative restaurant groups, chef profiles and more.
POLITICS. I write about American politics for ABC Australia, and send special greetings to friends Down Under.
TRANSPORTATION. I take an active interest in everything to do with the auto industry and aviation safety as well as the future of transportation.
I’ve been to 100 manufacturing plants worldwide, and understand all the complexities of the global carmakers. Moreover, I grew up in the airline industry, and take a deep interest in aviation issues.
I write about transportation issues on Medium and elsewhere.
You can find an archive of my recent and archived transportation coverage for the New York Times here.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP: I’m the editor and founder of Curbing Cars, a crowdfunded journalism project. The Curbing Cars e-book was the best selling e-book in Forbes’ signature series. (Email me for details on how to purchase a copy.) We followed that with the Curbing Cars newsletter.
REACHING ME: I’m accepting assignments, and will be happy to discuss my rates. You’re welcome to email me at email@example.com, and please sign up for my newsletter to keep track of what I’m doing.
PRODUCERS: I have access to a landline, Report-IT on my mobile phone, Skype, can arrange for an ISDN, and I can arrive at the studio camera ready.
APPEARANCES: I’m available for public speaking engagements. I can host your event, moderate a panel, and be a keynote speaker. Sadly, I’m unable to speak for free, but my rates are flexible. Email me with your proposal.
ENDORSEMENTS: My only product endorsement is for Vocalzone, the worst-tasting lozenges you can find. Believe me, they’ll clear up your throat in no time. No money changes hands. Only lozenges.
That’s it for an introduction. If you want all my career details, take a look at My Bio.