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Where do I begin? It all started back in 1991, when my writing was first published in a book… an actual book! It was a pretty big deal for me back then, considering I was only nine years old. Since then, my writing has taken me around the country; from coast to coast.

I started my career in local television in 2003, serving as Host and Producer for Union TV34. There, I learned to not only write for TV, but also shoot and edit my own stories.

In 2004, I accepted a position as Host of “Comcast Newsmakers” and “Comcast on the Red Carpet”. Both programs were produced by CN8 The Comcast Network (Philadelphia) and aired on CNN Headline News (HLN).

In 2007, I was appointed Director of Operations for Westfield TV36, where I was responsible for overseeing all technical and creative responsibilities.

In 2009, I took the girl out of Jersey.. accepting a position at WATE 6 NEWS (ABC) in Knoxville, TN. There, I served as Anchor/Reporter on morning, afternoon and evening broadcasts. I was proud to receive several awards for reports focused on the military. At the risk of helmet hair, I even threw on a uniform and bullet proof vest to train with the 278th, documenting their preparations for deployment to Iraq. From high risk to high profile, I also handled the station’s celebrity red carpet segments, including the CMA’s in Nashville.

In 2011, my writing launched me from coast to coast, when I accepted an Anchor/Reporter position with KOMO 4 News (ABC) in Seattle. While at KOMO, I met my husband, (he’s a Director), and we married in September of 2013.

It’s still up in the air who asked who…

I’ve made a home here in Seattle with my husband, his three awesome kids (ages 5/8/11) and my furbaby, Mikey. Now, here I am at Q13 FOX News!

Let me tell ya, it took a lot to get the girl out of Jersey… and much more to get her to stay and call Seattle home. I’m so happy to share this community with you and I look forward to sharing its stories.. YOUR stories.. right here on Q13.

Recent Articles
  • Horrific hit-and-run of 61-year-old bicyclist caught on video; police ask for help finding killer

    Amid the hustle and bustle of a Sodo warehouse, a small memorial honors the life of a man named Celso Diaz, known as "Pete" around iClick Inc.

  • Family leaves devastated Puerto Rico, finds helping hand in Seattle area

    Margarita Garcia and her family from Puerto Rico are grateful to be together in Bellevue, decorating their family Christmas tree.

  • Yikes! Renton teen ‘owes’ $200,000 to charity after tweet goes viral

    The idea was simple enough; one of giving back during the holiday season. Nineteen-year-old college student, Danni Messina, planned to do just that, with one simple tweet, pledging money to St. Jude Children’s Hospital; based on how many favorites and retweets she collected.

  • ‘Get out!’: Tacoma woman confronts escaped prisoner who barges into her home

    TACOMA — Coriana Kretschmer got quite the surprise inside her Tacoma living room last Wednesday afternoon. “It was a guy in the gray prison uniform and broken handcuffs,” says Coriana. Lakewood Police say a prisoner escaped a vehicle transport en route from the courthouse to the Pierce County Jail and wound up in Coriana’s living room. “It’s something out of a police drama. It’s something I would think to see on TV, not in my own living room,” says Coriana. […]

  • News of missing Argentine submarine hits close to home for those in local Navy community

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. — An Argentine navy submarine has been missing for nearly a week and there are concerns the crew may soon run out of oxygen if it hasn’t surfaced. There are 44 crew members aboard the vessel and while a multinational search is underway, this story really hits close to home for those in our own submariner community. “You can’t turn your back on the sea. You can’t take it for granted. The sea doesn’t forgive mistakes. It […]

  • ‘The Sandwich Generation’: Caring for an elder parent and adult child at same time

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — Nearly half of Americans in their 40s and 50s have both a parent age 65 or older and a child. These middle-aged couples often find themselves sandwiched in the middle, caring for both their kids and their elder parents, financially and physically. If you fall into this category, you’re not alone. It’s called “The Sandwich Generation” and it’s playing out in homes all around the country. Dinner at the Belz family home in Olympia ends with a […]

  • Tragedy in Renton: ‘She misses her mom, she’s asking where her mom is’

    RENTON, Wash. — The heartbroken fiance of the 33-year-old Renton woman killed when a tree fell in Monday’s storm and crushed her car is trying to cope with the tragedy and help their 4-year-old daughter who doesn’t understand why her mother is not with them. “She misses her mom. She’s asking where her mom is,” Norman said Tuesday of the little girl named Amrycle. The little girl was in the backseat of the car when the tree fell and crushed […]

  • Mom in 30s killed, sister critically injured when tree falls on passing car in Renton

    RENTON, Wash. — A mother in her 30s was killed and her sister was critically injured Monday when a tree came crashing down on their car, the Renton Fire Department said. A 2-year-old child who was in the backseat is OK, the department said. The accident occurred at 17902  158th Place SE shortly after 6 p.m., the department said. According to the King County Sheriff’s Office, callers reported hearing the sound of a crash and then coming out of their […]

  • Police: Teen killed in West Seattle park was set up, lured there by a girl

    Update October 20, 2017  SEATTLE — Three suspects have been formally charged in the stabbing death of 15-year-old Derek Juarez-Lopez aka “Peachy.” 16-year-old Diego Carballo-Oliveros, 17-year-old Elizabeth Cabrera-Aparicio and 18-year-old Jonatan Islas-Martinez are charged with first-degree murder. All are being charged as adults. Prosecutors allege the defendants led the 15-year-old into the woods to rob him. More information below. Update October 18, 2017 SEATTLE — Seattle Police have arrested three of the four suspects accused of killing a Chief Sealth International High […]

  • Police: 19-year-old family member confesses to drowning 6-year-old Lynnwood boy

    A 19-year-old man admitted to drowning a 6-year-old Lynnwood boy with autism in the child's apartment and disposed of his body in a dumpster outside, the  Snohomish County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday.