As a news consultant, Tammy has spent almost four years at a news search engine gaining valuable insight into the news search pipeline and the issues that emerge at the intersection of technology and news. She has worked across the international dateline with a team of engineers to improve the authority and ranking of news results. Her specialties include news content strategy, news product development, news source authority, national election coverage, media industry expertise, news trends and exploiting the best combination of human and artificial intelligence.

As a career journalist, Tammy spent nine years at washingtonpost.com, where she first explored the smashup of tech and news -- and how to explain editorial concepts to tech folks. Among other duties, she was a liaison between editorial and tech to seamlessly (if not effortlessly) stream some of the first live election results online. She served on the digital election team through three presidential elections, numerous midterms and special elections. 

As an independent writer, she has written about her passions: living small, brain research, neurological studies, travel and sailing. Her writing and photography have appeared in the New York Times, Cruising World magazine and USAToday among others, including regular contributions to USA Today Travel.


PROFESSIONAL RESUME

News Search Strategist
2017-present Consultant specializing in news publisher source authority, defining and identifying reputable news publishers and ferreting out low quality and unreliable news publishers. 

Independent Writer/Editor
2005-2019 Writes feature-length articles for regional and national publications, including USAToday, Cruising World, New York Times and others. Regular contributor to LivFun magazine and USAToday Travel. Portfolio

Editorial Consultant :: washingtonpost.com ::  Arlington, Virginia
1998-2005 | Consulted on major projects with technical specialization; editorial/tech liaison and UX consultant for streaming election results; interim assistant managing editor, fall 1998; wrote daily Iraq War email newsletter; consulted on major news events such as 9/11.

Editor :: Insiders’ Guide Publishing Inc. :: Manteo, North Carolina 
1997-1998 | Project manager for city travel guides, managing writers to compose 300-500-page, nationally distributed guides. Edited text, organized photo gathering, set and enforced deadlines. Oversight of online production.

Weekend Editor :: washingtonpost.com ::  Arlington, Virginia
1996-1997 | Managed weekend edition, liaison to Post newsroom, managed online newsroom on Saturdays supervising breaking news team, editing homepage and overseeing the site.

Public Information Officer :: Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility :: Newport News, Virginia
1992-1996 | Wrote, edited and designed a variety of laboratory publications; planned and managed annual Public Open House for 6,000 attendees and various special projects.

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