Rob Pursell is a freelance writer and journalist based in Washington, D.C by way of the University of Miami. Having been published by Thrillist, SLAM Magazine, The PBS NewsHour, Watchdog.org, The Daily Caller, and Bleacher Report, among others, Rob spends his time trying to report on the unique and eccentric stories within society. Outside of reporting he likes to drink beer, listen to music, and plan his next getaway from the district. He has the annoying habit of petting strangers' dogs, and most of his jokes aren't funny. You can follow him at @robert_pursell if you'd like.