Hi there

I’m Lydia. I’m a tech & telecom reporter and literary translator based in Washington, D.C., where I work for Bloomberg BNA, a subsidiary of Bloomberg News.

From Capitol Hill to the Federal Communications Commission to the courthouse, I cover business, legal, regulatory and political news related to the telecommunications industry: from the latest mega-mergers to net neutrality to spectrum auctions, and lots more. I’ve also covered tax, done some investigative journalism with the Investigative Reporting Workshop and I’ve written a few book and film reviews along the way.

I have a master’s degree from American University in Multimedia Journalism and Public Affairs. I received my B.A. in International Studies from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, where I focused on the Middle East and Mediterranean regions.

I’ve contributed to Bloomberg News, Bloomberg Businessweek, the Investigative Reporting Workshop, New American Media, the Oregonian newspaper, the Middle East Journal, Portland Monthly magazine, Global Voices Online, as well as to the literary journals Wasafiri and Words Without Borders.

Sometimes people ask me about my work. I’ve spoken or appeared on WJLA 7’s Politics Matters, Bloomberg Radio, Sirius Satellite’s P.O.T.U.S. Politics show, and C-Span’s The Communicators.

When I’m not chasing stories, I enjoy cooking, learning to repair vintage motorcycles, reading and hiking — as my Instagram feed will attest.

I’m always happy to connect, so please feel free to reach out via Twitter, LinkedIn or by email.