1978 – Born on the 23rd of March in Columbia, Maryland.
1996 – 1997 – He was the editor-in-chief of the student newspaper, The Diamondback.
1998 – He became a summer intern at The New York Times.
1999 – In November, he became an "intermediate reporter."
2000 – His editors were rebuking him for the high error rate in his articles.
2001 – He was made a full-time staff reporter.
2002 – He was promoted to the national desk.
2003 – On 28th of April, he received a call from Times national editor Jim Roberts.
– He traveled to Texas and interviewed the woman in his article.
– He was unable to provide proof and resigned from The Times on 2nd of May.