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
  • Hiking or going on the water? Here’s some tips to keep you, your family safe

    SEATTLE — Whether you’re planning to hit the water or hit the trail, the key to making memories this Memorial Day weekend is preparation. “You’ve got about one minute to get control of your breathing. You have about 10 minutes until you`re muscles start failing and then you have about one hour before hypothermia sets” in, says Deputy Benjamin Callahan with the King County Sheriff’s Office. If you’re on the water, remember it is cold!  And having life jackets on […]

  • Town of McCleary mourns after news that remains of missing Lindsey Baum found

    Officials say the remains of Lindsey Baum, a girl missing from Grays Harbor County since 2009, have been found in eastern Washington.

  • Middle school students protest bullying after 14-year-old’s suicide

    LAKEWOOD, Wash. — A call for change is brewing in Pierce County, after a 14-year-old girl took her own life due to alleged bullying at school. While the school district and police investigate, parents and kids say it’s time to start a conversation to change the culture of bullying. Students lined the sidewalk outside Hudtloff Middle School in Lakewood, waiting to be heard. Their signs read “stop the bullying” and their chant: “Gabby, Gabby, Gabby” Their chant is for Gabby […]

  • Family says 14-year-old girl who committed suicide was bullied at school; students stage walkout over bullying

    LAKEWOOD, Wash. — Just outside Hudtloff Middle School in Lakewood, students lined the sidewalk holding colorful signs with a somber, but simple message. As simple as the words used to describe 14-year-old Gabby Cazares. “She was loving, caring, unselfish,” says Gabby’s sister Marisol. Gabby’s family says she took her own life Thursday night. They claim she did it, because she was allegedly bullied at school. Gabby’s family says she had a medical condition that caused her to lose her hair, […]

  • Local kids with physical challenges inspired by Seahawks rookie Shaquem Griffin

    KING COUNTY, Wash. — To truly understand our abilities, sometimes we need to challenge them. Eleven-year-old Levi was born without a fibula, but that hasn’t slowed her down. “Nothing slows her down. She learned to ride a bike literally at 4 and mastered a unicycle in 1st grade,” says Levi’s mother, Niki. Niki says role models with limb differences, like the Seattle Seahawks’ popular draft pick Shaquem Griffin, have a big impact. “Levi’s a twin, so the fact that Shaquem […]

  • Seattle City Council members get earful at town hall over homeless camps, employee tax

    The Seattle City Council held a town hall in north Seattle Wednesday night to discuss the proposed employee tax on big businesses that would provide funding to help ease the city's homeless crisis.

  • A young Bothell girl’s artwork warns of the dangers of dirty needles in parks

    BOTHELL, Wash. — With this warm weather, so many of us are taking the opportunity to get the kids out of the house. But parents know the dangers that can lurk in the park, even on the sidewalks. The opioid epidemic has touched every community in our region. Many parents are working to keep those parks clean and free of needles. And a local teen is using her artwork to educate kids about the dangers. It revolves around a picture […]

  • A ‘monster resided within’: Domestic violence survivor tells her story of escaping abuser

    PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. — This week marks 15 years since former Tacoma Police Chief David Brame shot and killed his wife, Crystal Judson, and then himself. The incident didn’t just rock the community, it sparked a discussion about a subject that is often swept under the rug — domestic violence. April 26th is Domestic Violence Awareness Day in Pierce County and the city of Tacoma, and we are learning more about a facility dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence […]

  • Seattle police searching for prolific home burglary suspects driving stolen cars

    SEATTLE — Police are asking for the public’s help to find Lianne Soto and Brandon Fernando. Detectives say they are stealing cars, switching plates and then driving around and stealing mail and packages and breaking into homes in Seattle, Everett, Tukwila and Renton to burglarize them. Both have warrants for their arrest. Brandon is a nine-time felon. Lianne is charged with second-degree burglary in Everett. “Auto thieves, burglars, mail thieves, it’s about as bad as it gets and we really […]

  • CAPTURED: Suspect accused of taking upskirt videos of 175 women booked and released

    SEATTLE – April 24, 2018 Lawrence Clarke was arrested Monday night for investigation of Voyeurism and then released from the King County jail on his own recognizance.  Prosecutors have until Thursday to formally charge him with a crime. The 31-year-old is  accused of taking upskirt photos and videos of 175 women. Clarke was arrested in December after being accused of filming up a woman’s skirt at a Target in downtown Seattle.   According to probable cause documents, he  admitted to taking […]