The best part about staying later in the evening in the newsroom is overhearing the tenacious @mimileitsinger interviewing. — Julianne Pepitone (@julpepitone) May 15, 2014 Oops! I did not realize there were […]
A reporter since 2000, covering the aftermaths of both tsunamis in Asia, the fight for LGBT rights in the U.S. (including the Boy Scouts of America's struggle over the question of gay marriage) and several natural disasters plus shooting and bombing tragedies, I'm starting Campfire as a forum to share stories as I contemplate my next life chapter. Topics I'll feature will include conservation, the environment and our collective love for the great outdoors - from penning my own hiking reviews to sharing stories (photos, blogs and videos) from others. The idea is to celebrate life, all of the "ups and downs." I hope you'll join the conversation.
I learned from some Scouting sources that the Boy Scouts had changed the age of who are considered adults and youths in their programs earlier this year. It had dropped from 21 […]
This was my first story for NBC’s “In Plain Sight” series. It is an important series examining how poverty and inequality affect the lives of millions of Americans. I’m looking forward to […]
Just as I was about to publish a story I broke on a Scoutmaster being kicked out of the Boy Scouts of America because he is gay, I was contacted by a family […]
An update on the story I broke about the Boy Scouts of America kicking out a gay Scoutmaster leading a Seattle-area troop. After the church sponsor — Rainier Beach United Methodist refused […]
My latest on Rebekah (now DiMartino) and her husband Pete as the one-year anniversary of the attack drew near. The emotional wounds were starting to emerge more as Rebekah confronted the reality […]
I traveled to Seattle to interview Geoff McGrath and profile his Troop 98 in the city’s Rainier Beach neighborhood. He is believed to be the first openly gay Scoutmaster kicked out of the […]