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

    Update October 18, 2017 SEATTLE — Seattle Police have arrested three of the four suspects accused of killing a Chief Sealth International High School sophomore on September 5. 15-year-old Derek Juarez-Lopez aka ‘Peachy’ was found stabbed to death on September 5 near the entrance to Westcrest Park.  Detectives say a 17-year-old girl, 17 year old boy, another juvenile of unknown age and an 18-year-old man were involved in the attack. According to court documents, Facebook messages between ‘Peachy’ and a girlfriend show […]

  • 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.

  • Wet, sloppy conditions this week could make commutes a real mess

    SEATTLE — It’s not easy getting around the Puget Sound region on a typical day with our congested roadways, so throw in any kind of inconvenient weather into the mix, and it can be a recipe for traffic delays and major backups. Expectations of gridlock have many drivers around the Pacific Northwest preparing for the first fall storm of 2017. “I gotta leave earlier, the freeway is gonna be a mess, I take 509 so that means it’s gonna be […]

  • ‘Don’t do it, don’t jump!’: State trooper talks of grabbing suicidal man at last second (VIDEO)

    SEATTLE — A Washington State Patrol trooper is being called a hero for grabbing a suicidal man as he darted to leap off a bridge. But the trooper has a different view of it: Trooper Yaroslav Holodkov says he just happened to be in the right place at the right time. “For some reason, I started to drive across the Snohomish County River and when I looked back I saw an individual standing on the guard rail looking over the […]

  • Bret Farrar, Lakewood police chief when 4 officers were killed, dies of cancer at 59

    LAKEWOOD, Wash. – The Lakewood community is mourning the loss of beloved former Police Chief Bret Farrar, who died in his Arizona home Tuesday night surrounded by friends and family. He was 59. Farrar had been battling cancer. “He was one of those people, when you meet him, you think you’ve known him forever,” says Helen McGovern Pilant, executive director of Emergency Food Network. Farrar began his career as a Pierce County sheriff’s deputy in 1988 and joined the Lakewood force […]

  • 12 rabid bats found in Washington since August

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington State Department of Health says a dozen bats found in parks and homes have been found since Aug. 1. Health officials say they regularly test and find rabid bats, but these numbers are the highest in a decade. A total of 21 bats have tested positive for rabies this year, with some cases locally including King and Snohomish counties. “Whether the rise is due to increased public awareness or other factors is not clear,” the […]

  • How to check if your information is part of Equifax cybersecurity breach

    The personal information of potentially 143 million Americans may have been accessed by criminals in a cybersecurity incident involving Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies. Equifax has set up a tool to see if your personal information may have been accessed. EQUIFAX TOOL: Click here to use Equifax’s “Check Potential Impact” tool After filling out some personal information on the form, you will get a message indicating whether your personal information may have been impacted by the incident. Regardless […]

  • Norse Peak Fire scorches nearly 20,000 acres; at least 350 structures in evacuation zones

    PIERCE COUNTY — At least 350 structures are sitting in evacuation zones of the Norse Peak fire in Pierce County. Lightning started the wildfire on August 11, but on Monday it took a dramatic turn, affecting several resorts, cabins and homes. As of Tuesday afternoon, the fire had burned nearly 20,000 acres and was only 8% contained. As of Tuesday night fire officials say they can’t give an exact acreage because it’s too smokey to fly. They are hoping to […]

  • Lewis County man hears from brother in Texas: ‘My church that I pastor is absolutely destroyed’

    MOSSYROCK, Wash. — Ben Buchanan is originally from Skagit County; the community of Rockport to be exact. But now he lives in a different Rockport — the one in Texas that was devastated by Hurricane Harvey. On Wednesday, Ben was able to FaceTime with his brother Nick, who lives in Mossyrock, Wash. Here in his home in Lewis County, Nick remains in constant contact with Ben and his wife and grandchildren since the storm made landfall Friday night. “My church […]

  • Local ‘Soup Ladies’ heading to Texas to help feed, comfort rescuers, victims

    KING COUNTY — While first responders search for and help victims from the torrential rains and flooding in Texas, a group of local women is getting ready to head to the Houston area to feed and comfort the weary rescuers. They are known as “The Soup Ladies” and for nearly 15 years, they’ve traveled the nation feeding first responders and victims of tragedy. Ginger Passarelli puts her heart into each and every dish she serves. While first responders are busy […]