Known for his time as a contributing writer to Forbes and Billboard magazines. He previously gained widespread renown for his time as the senior music reporter for Mashable from 2011 through 2015.
He earned his bachelor's degree in mass communications from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2009. He served as the editor-in-chief of The Daily Nebraskan student newspaper during his senior year.
He has been quoted in various national publications such as The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and USA Today. He was chosen by ABC to be the 2013 Oscars social correspondent.
He was born and raised in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.
He has interviewed Lauren Jauregui's pop girl group Fifth Harmony.