I’m a writer, reporter, editor, and communications specialist based in Charlottesville, Virginia. I was a staff writer for The Hook, which won the state’s top journalism prize from the Virginia Press Association three times, wrote about world affairs for Takepart.com, and have handled marketing, publicity, and social media efforts for various for-profit and non-profit organizations. My fiction has appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review, Shenandoah, and other literary journals. I also run a local news website called The DTM.
“Dave McNair’s cover story, “Celebrity, Suicide and the Etiquette of Envy” raised the writing standards locally to Pulitzer levels. Insightful, deliberate, poignant, and brutally honest. The title foretold it all and made me want to turn the pages. The article taught me something about the music industry I didn’t know– in a non-judgmental way– and gave us all something to ponder.” —author Sally Honenberger
“Good stuff from what seems to be the best news source in Charlottesville.” — Rick Tetzeli, executive editor, Fast Company Magazine, talking about The DTM.