For more than 14 years I’ve told the stories that matter to you. I truly believe in journalism and its power to influence change. I grew up in the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri. My mentor as a teenager, was and is, an anchor at KTVI in St. Louis. I watched her tell stories and get to the root of problems in the city. Her attitude on-air, great story telling, and strong writing showed me what it takes to be true journalist.
I graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia where I learned how to make magic happen on television with creative story structure and doing it all while having an ethically sound mind. I learned true journalism from some of the best in the business.
My first job after KOMU, the NBC owned station at Mizzou, was at WTAJ in Altoona, Pennsylvania. I worked in a bureau in State College and polished my skills of meeting deadlines, making a story memorable, and mastering the live shot.
Then, I headed to WPEC in West Palm Beach, Florida. For three years, I covered everything under the sun, literally. I strengthened my on-air skills and learned quick, accurate writing and ad-libbing at its finest. I was able to dig deep and uncover corruption. I was live several times a day and breaking news was a regular occurrence.
From 2010-2013 I was a reporter and fill-in anchor in Knoxville, Tennessee. WBIR showed me how to welcome their motto “Straight From The Heart” and tell stories which engaged our viewers.
Next, I started as a reporter and fill-in anchor at News 12 Connecticut with a stint as a freelance reporter at News 12 New Jersey. I covered major breaking news impacting the tri-state region outside of New York City.
From 2015-2019, I was the morning and noon anchor at WTVH in Syracuse, New York. After more than 15 years in the television news business, I decided to change careers. Currently, I am a Marketing and Community Relations Coordinator for a non-profit.