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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
  • WATCH: Surprising a local principal for our Teacher Appreciation Week!

    LAKE STEVENS – Well, this was a first! Each morning this week, we’re surprising a local teacher LIVE on our morning show to recognize them for their hard work (as nominated by YOU our viewers!) and this morning was a little different. Instead of bombarding a classroom and shocking a teacher, we waiting IN a classroom and surprised the school’s principal! Matt Pewitt is the principal of Highland Elementary in Lake Stevens, and he was certainly surprised to see us there! […]

  • WATCH: Teacher Appreciation Week continues with our first visit to a local high school!

    SEATTLE — Our self-imposed Teacher Appreciation Week continues here on Q13 FOX; today our surprise took us to a local high school. Congratulations to Brian Reardon, AP Language Arts teacher at Ballard High School! He thought we were coming to interview him about AP classes, so he was pretty surprised when we showed up with doughnuts and balloons to honor him instead. Watch it unfold in the clip above; then watch the below video to hear more from his students! […]

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  • WATCH: Kicking off ‘Teacher Appreciation Week’ on Q13 FOX!

    MILL CREEK — We asked our viewers to tell us about the teachers they think deserve some extra recognition (and honestly, ALL teachers do; but we wanted to honor as many as we could this week!). This morning, we kicked off our very own ‘Teacher Appreciation Week’ by surprising Mr. Stevenson, a 3rd grade teacher at Mill Creek Elementary in Mill Creek. Watch the video to see how he and his students responded to us busting through his classroom with […]

  • WATCH: Blitz and Kaci celebrate Blue Friday at Bothell Health Care!

    BOTHELL — You haven’t celebrated Blue Friday until you’ve celebrated with the residents of Bothell Health Care. We spent all morning with some of the best 12s EVER; one woman in her 90s tells us she’s been a fan “since the beginning”! It’s a forgotten generation in many ways; they need their stories told and I felt very strongly in giving them a voice this morning. Please watch the clips to see how Blitz brightened their day! And if you […]

  • WATCH: Disney on Ice comes to the Puget Sound area!

    KENT — Disney on Ice: Let’s Celebrate! is on NOW at the ShoWare Center in Kent through November 17th; it then heads up to XFinity Arena in Everett for a November 20-23rd run. Click HERE for ticket info, then check out the below videos for a preview!

  • WATCH: What it’s REALLY like working the morning rush at Starbucks

    SEATTLE — The next time you grab your morning latte on your way in to work, remember just how hard the folks BEHIND the counter are working! I learned the hard way that keeping track of double tall nonfat no-foam two pump raspberry latte orders AND getting the drink made right AND smiling and staying warm and friendly through it all is NOT super easy. Take a look at what happened when we went live from the Starbucks on East […]

  • WATCH: How do they get that giant Macy’s Holiday Star in place?

    SEATTLE — It stands over 160 feet tall, with over 3,000 bulbs: the Macy’s Holiday Star atop the downtown Seattle Macy’s. With the official lighting set for Friday, November 28th at 5pm, crews are working NOW to get it into place- and we were there – on the roof- as they started! Watch the video to learn more about this northwest tradition- and click HERE to learn more about the Macy’s Holiday Parade and Star Lighting.  Below: More behind-the-scenes footage […]

  • ‘Live Life Beautifully’: local event combines fashion with awareness

    SEATTLE — Gene Juarez Salons and Spas is turning the runway into a good cause: ‘Live Life Beautifully’ celebrates fashion AND heart health by supporting The Hope Heart Institute. Survivors will join models on the runway for the event at Seattle’s EMP on November 12th. Gene Juarez CEO Scott Missad and stroke survivor Jackie Carr joined us on set to talk about the event. For Scott, he tells us they’re in the business of helping women feel good about themselves, and […]