Gregory L. Otto

Professional Journalist Aspiring Developer

About Me

Hello, World

Every day, I am amazed by what is possible on the Internet.

From the time I turned on my first Mac, I have loved finding and creating different ways to tell people about the world around them.

Coverage Areas

Since 2008, I have written about, covered or interviewed (among other things):

  • The Jerry Sandusky Trial
  • Producers/cast of Homeland, Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad
  • The founder and current CEO of Twitter
  • The rise of craft beer, both in D.C. and nationally

Social Media

The Internet is a global playground and I like to play in a number of different sandboxes. Here's where you can find me:

Work Experience

Washington Business Journal

Assistant Managing Editor (Digital) Arlington, Va
I am lead editor for digital operations. Oversee editing and production of news content. Lead on two daily e-mail newsletters. Written stories on D.C. business, sports and tech.
Period: September 2013 - Present

U.S. News & World Report

News Editor Washington, DC
Lead editor for national reporters covering politics, business, science, technology and entertainment. Reported on numerous events, including the Jerry Sandusky Trial and various tech acquistions. Assist in audience development, including the creation of a YouTube video channel and live blog hosting.
Period: January 2012 - August 2013

WTOP Radio / WTOP.com

Web Editor/Producer Washington, DC
Part of a two-time Edward R. Murrow award-winning web staff. Curated content for section fronts and home page. Sent and managed breaking news alerts. Covered 2008 presidential election, Fort Totten Metro crash and multiple weather events. Managed WTOP Facebook page and created WTOP's main Twitter account.
Company: WTOP.com
Period: January 2008 - December 2012

Education & Diplomas

Temple University

Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism Philadelphia, Pa
Graduated in four years as part of Temple's Journalism, Public Relations and Advertising program. Interned in the sports department at The Comcast Network. First intern for WPEN-FM 97.5 The Fanatic (then ESPN 950 AM). Covered women's lacrosse, women's soccer, gymnastics and penned a sports column for The Temple News, Temple's independent student newspaper.

Graduated: 2006

General Assembly

Front-End Web Development Washington, DC
Inaugural graduating class of General Assembly's Front-End Web Development program. Studied/Learned HTML, CSS, jQuery, JavaScript, responsive design and Git.

Graduated: 2014

Personal Pixels

  • All
  • Sports
  • Tech
  • Culture
  • Websites

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