Jeff has been serving as assistant editor for PublicSource since October 2018, helping to guide coverage across the newsroom and overseeing economic development coverage for Develop PGH. Jeff previously covered public safety for PublicSource, reporting on gun violence, police technology and unsolved homicides. His work has been recognized by the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, the Keystone Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation. Prior to joining PublicSource in 2014, Jeff covered the U.S. Department of Justice, with an emphasis on prosecutions of white-collar crime. He earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland in 2011 and, prior to that, began his journalism career in his home state of Texas, reporting on community issues in the Hill Country and covering high school sports in small towns outside of Austin.