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Born and raised here in the Northwest, I’m also a proud Husky! My first job in broadcasting came as a UW sophomore when I was 19, reporting traffic for the afternoon show on KISS-FM. From there, I worked pretty much every radio shift imaginable, and was lucky enough to join The Bob Rivers Show, the morning radio show on KZOK at the time, working with some of the best in the biz.

I officially joined the Q13 FOX news team in August 2009, and my favorite thing about working here is being able to be a storyteller in the community I grew up in. I LOVE talking to people and doing interactive stories where I get to be myself and represent viewers by taking them inside the story itself.

Outside of work, you’ll find me pretending I’m a calm person in a hot yoga class; pretending I am an award-winning singer and rapper in a karaoke bar; or pretending I’m the courtesy police and demanding the ‘thank-you wave’ in traffic (let’s be kind during rush hour, people)!

My husband and I love traveling together, exploring new places here in the Northwest and all over. We also have a brown-and-white cat, Saffron, who seems to think my pillow is a special place for him to sleep at night. (Note to Saffy: It’s NOT. #pushover).

Recent Articles
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    Parents, it’s not too late to teach manners to your kids

    SEATTLE — Good manners aren’t just for adults; kids can practice proper etiquette too. That is the message of Arden Clise, founder and president of Clise Etiquette. After focusing for many years on etiquette in business, she added on classes and camps for kids, too! Arden’s summer camps, for kids ages 7 through 12, cover everything from how to behave in public and how to be a good host or guest at a party; to proper table manners, and even […]

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    Back-to-school makeovers for deserving teachers

    Above: Before and after, REVEALED! Below: We talk one-on-one with each teacher SEATTLE– It’s back-to-school time, and it’s not just students heading back to class. We wanted to honor our hard-working teachers, so we teamed up with Gene Juarez Salons & Spas and Simon Properties (Tacoma and Northgate Malls) to pamper some well-deserving teachers with makeovers. Based on your nominations, we selected three: Lisa Goering, first-grade teacher at Irene Reither Elementary in Everson (Bellingham area) Sandy Peers, para-educator at Gold […]

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    Couple shares secrets to 70 year marriage, surrounded by family

    TACOMA — Harry and Kitty Wright just celebrated 70 years of marriage, surrounded by family and friends. That family includes their ten kids; twenty-five grandkids; thirty great-grandkids; and five great-great grandkids (give or take a few; they said it’s hard to keep track). 70 years is a long time to be in a relationship with any one, let along your spouse. So what is the key to their long-lasting marriage? Being in love, and actually liking each other, they say. And, Harry points out, […]

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    VIDEO: What you need to know before performing CPR

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    Millions of people from around the world are watching THIS game

    SEATTLE — It’s a video game played by casual players and pros alike, and the biggest event of the year for it JUST happened last week right here in Seattle. Millions watched, and millions were on the line as sixteen of the best professional Dota 2 teams in the world competed in The International 2016. Earning their way to a spot on the main stage at Seattle’s KeyArena meant playing in front of a sold-out crowd; while Dota fans and casual players […]

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    The life-changing gift of summer camp for kids with a serious illness

    CARNATION — In the heart of the Snoqualmie Valley, Camp Korey on Carnation Farm is the place hundreds of young campers come to in order to experience childhood the way it was intended. For all eight one-week sessions, kids with varying medical challenges and illnesses are treated just like kids are at any other summer camp; and the results are life-changing. Ty spent nine years as a camper here at Camp Korey. “Like many of the campers here, I had multiple surgeries, […]

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    Local 4th grader’s experiment helps find safety with melons

    SEATTLE — Alyssa Martinez stopped by our studio to demonstrate the experiment that just won her first place at the state STEM Science Fair.  Alyssa is heading in to 5th grade at Carter Lake Elementary on JBLM next year, and worked hard on her project. She wanted to show just how different helmets can be when it comes to safety; so she strapped melons into a bike helmet and a skateboarding helmet, and dropped them from varying heights to see […]

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    ‘She’s still pretty good looking… for an older type!’ Couple shares secrets to 71-year marriage

    MERCER ISLAND – Gordon and Marilyn Mathis are still just as in love with each other today as a couple in their 90s, as they were when they were college sweethearts. And their story dates back even farther- they met in grade school! “We used to go ice skating at the Civic Arena,” Marilyn tells us with a smile. When he was 16, and she was 15, “We went to a movie… and we’ve gone steady ever since!” Now living […]

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    Kaci tries her first job again… how does she do?

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    Wounded veterans join 200+ mile Seattle to Portland classic

    SEATTLE — The annual Seattle to Portland classic is happening this weekend, and nearly 20 wounded veterans are joining the 200+ mile bike ride. They’ve been training through the Outdoors for All Foundation, which helps nearly 2500 people with disabilities each year get outdoors. This morning we were joined by Brittney Linville, an army combat veteran; and Ed Bronsdon, the executive director for the Outdoors for All Foundation. Brittney told us how the foundation had really helped her get healthy, […]