Former Addict Puts Human Face on Opioid Epidemic

Luke Tomsha founded Perfectly Flawed Foundation

This is an example of a story that could be formulaic — the state creating a hotline for opiod addicts to get help. Instead, I put the focus on a man who spoke about his personal battles, to drive the message home.

Emmy Reel

My reel that won a Chicago/Midwest Emmy for craft editing.

Plane Bombing Mystery

In October of 1933, a United Airlines flight with seven people aboard was blown up with a bomb over Chesterton, Indiana. It was the first case of aviation terrorism in America, but more than 80 years later, the case still remains a mystery.

Favorite Stories

I’ve been privileged to work with some very talented reporters and producers over past few years. This is a sampling of some of my favorite stories.

Political Reel

Again and again, Chicago lives up to its reputation for colorful politics. Here’s a sampling of some of my favorite political stories I’ve edited and produced.

Jack Ruby

Jack Ruby and his gun

Jack Ruby “Thought He Was Going to Be a Hero,” Niece Says I worked with Phil Rogers on this fascinating interview with the relatives of the man who shot Lee Harvey Oswald.

Housing Authority Investigation

Elzie Higginbottom

I produced the graphics and edited Dick Johnson’s report on Elzie Higginbottom, the former chair of the Housing Authority of Cook County. Higginbottom’s company got paid more than $3 million to build a housing project for the agency during his time as chief.

Emmy Reel

I won a Chicago/Midwest Emmy with this reel, for craft editing.