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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).


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    SEATTLE — Style expert Tiffany Lowry joined us to go over some of the products she recommends for protecting your skin this summer, while still feeling chic. Watch the video for more; click HERE to check out her blog on Styl-FM Radio.

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  • Does stress affect your ability to get pregnant? Our experts weigh in

    SEATTLE — If you’re struggling to have a baby, you aren’t alone; an estimated 10% of women in the U.S. battle infertility. But it can still feel isolating- in many cases, it’s still a topic people aren’t comfortable talking about. Our experts say that alone can cause additional stress; not to mention the oft-heard refrain of ‘Just relax!’ Stephanie Gianarelli is the founder of Acupuncture Northwest and Associates (based in Seattle and Tacoma); Dr. Lora Shahine is a reproductive endocrinologist […]

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    We locked Kaci in a car with a doctor for her commute; what we learned could literally save YOUR life

    Above: Kaci freaks out in traffic, as a doctor monitors her stress response. Darn you, 405! SEATTLE — You arrive at your destination, feeling stressed; and you haven’t even walked through the door yet. You may have your commute to thank; and it’s not just your imagination. Just last year, a Tom Tom study found Seattle to have the 5th worst traffic in the nation, with commuters adding 89 hours to their drive times each year. That adds up to […]

  • WATCH: The best moments from Teacher Appreciation Week (VIDEO)

  • WATCH: Teacher Appreciation Week wraps up with one final surprise

    LYNNWOOD — Congratulations to Becky Hulbert, kindergarten teacher at Meadowdale Elementary School in Lynnwood! She was nominated by one of the parents of her students to be recognized live on our morning show for Teacher Appreciation Week! Here is what the nomination said: “Mrs. Hulbert is an amazing teacher; she was given a very challenging class this year. Her attitude and demeanor says it all! She comes to school every day with a smile and enthusiasm that is amazing. Kindergarten […]

  • WATCH: Thanking a teacher on live TV for Teacher Appreciation Week

    REDMOND — National Teacher Appreciation Week continues, as we honor a local teacher live in their classroom each morning this week (based on YOUR nominations)! Today, we want to congratulate Elyse Reynolds. Ms. Reynolds is a special education preschool teacher at Emily Dickenson Elementary in Redmond. She was nominated by parent Sunny, who says: “My boy is special needs with autism, speech delays, and sensory processing disorder. He started school a couple of days after he turned 3 years old. […]

  • WATCH: Surprised teacher can’t hold back the tears during accolades

    KENT — Today’s surprise turned into quite an emotional one, when we told special education teacher Jolene Thomas what one of the parents of her students said about her: “My son is special needs; he has a bunch of behavioral disorders… and is a fourth grader at Panther Lake Elementary in Kent. We have struggled for years with his needs, and being able to fit in. Jolene Thomas has been his special education teacher for two years now. She is […]

  • WATCH: We surprise another local teacher for Teacher Appreciation Week

    Above: Watch the moment we shocked Mr. Dana by barging into his classroom! Watch the video below to hear from even more of his students! TACOMA — This is the best part of the job; honoring people in our community for the positive work they do! This morning, we honored Mr. Dana for Teacher Appreciation Week! Mr. Dana teaches 4th grade at Tacoma’s McCarver Elementary School. One of his parents/students nominated him: “I would like to nominate Mr. Dana because […]