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Hello World: I Have Resigned From ABC News.

Friends:

I have resigned from ABC News and today, Friday, November 18th, will be my final day in the office of ABC News Radio. January 13th, 2012 will be the final day of employment by ABC News.

I am humbled by and grateful for my experience at ABC News, and humbled by and grateful to my colleagues-in-journalism and the lessons they have taught me.

I will now run a company called KoPoint, INC. KoPoint will aggressively pursue its agenda.

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Coverage: Live from #OccupyWallStreet – Updated

About: This post summarizes (social)media reports from the #OccupyWallStreet protests in Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan. A real-time summary can be found on Storify.

Update; Sept 25th: I spoke with many protesters, police officers, journalists, bloggers, and bystanders. I documented my experience on Twitter and Google+. The quick and dirty takeaway is that the protest as a unit is smaller and less focused than the media hype would have you believe. Yet many protesters, as individuals, are well-educated, articulate, and share a common frustration with the economy, lack of socialized health care, and Wall Street “gambling.”

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Coverage: Voices of September 11th

Along with the @abcnewsradio team I helped to cover the 10-year anniversary of the attacks on September 11th. I manned the social media ‘desk.’ Using a Google Voice number, followers shared short audio memories of September 11th. I pruned and edited the audio submissions then uploaded each to Soundcloud. During the ceremony I slowly released short segments via Twitter, Tumblr, and Google+.  

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Interview: How to Disappear with Frank Ahearn

This interview was initially posted for @abcnewsradio and can be found here.

How to disappear completely and never be found: an interview with Skiptracer Frank Ahearn

Frank Ahearn, author of How to Disappear, is a Skiptracer: he helps locate ‘lost’ individuals. Perhaps more importantly, Frank helps people disappear. In this interview with Dan Patterson from ABC News Radio, Frank details common information mistakes, subtle privacy slips, and how best to erase your footprints, online and off.

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This Week with Christiane Amanpour

ABC News Radio

In this week’s episode, Christiane Amanpour discusses with White House Chief of Staff, Bill Daley concern regarding the federal government’s debt crisis.  Then Christian hosts a roundtable discussion with George Will, Democratic Strategist, Donna Brazile, Al Hunt, Executive Washington Editor of Bloomberg News, and ABC Senior Political Correspondent, Jon Karl, to speak about the battle over raising the debt ceiling.  And finally, International Monetary Fund’s new chief Christine Lagarde joins Amanpour regarding global anxiety over the prospect of an American debt default.

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Christiane Amanpour – This Week – Podcast

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This Week with Christiane Amanpour

ABC News Radio

In this week’s episode, Christiane Amanpour discusses with White House Chief of Staff, Bill Daley concern regarding the federal government’s debt crisis.  Then Christian hosts a roundtable discussion with George Will, Democratic Strategist, Donna Brazile, Al Hunt, Executive Washington Editor of Bloomberg News, and ABC Senior Political Correspondent, Jon Karl, to speak about the battle over raising the debt ceiling.  And finally, International Monetary Fund’s new chief Christine Lagarde joins Amanpour regarding global anxiety over the prospect of an American debt default.

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Ethical Actions At Work

For years I’ve owned http://abcn.ws (our official URL shortener)http://abcnewsradioonline.com (our official Radio URL) and other @ABC-related domains. Yesterday I gave (yes, gave) them to my boss. I didn’t have to, so why? Because I’m an ethical person. Don’t forget it.

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This Week with Christiane Amanpour – 7.3.11

In this episode, Christiane Amanpour hosts a roundtable discussion to talk about the differing views on the Constitution in America, and what the Founding Fathers actually meant by their wording.  Then, Amanpour hosts another roundtable discussing American’s changing view on immigration.