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After following TV jobs across the country, I am thrilled to call Seattle home. I’ve also worked at news stations in Minnesota, Utah, Indiana and Ohio.

I joined the Q13 Fox News team in 2011. You can catch me on the air co-anchoring Q13 Fox News at 4 and 5pm with Matt Lorch. I also co-anchor Q13 Fox News at 9 and 10pm with David Rose.

People ask me what I like about covering local news. My answer is simple. I enjoy being part of the community, and helping our viewers navigate through the days news. I take that responsibility very seriously.

I am also passionate about health issues. I recently joined the American Heart Association Board of the Puget Sound, and enjoy spreading the word about living a heart healthy life.

As a busy wife and mother of three, keeping my family healthy and safe is my number one priority. When I learn new ways to do that, I enjoy sharing that knowledge with our loyal viewers.

In my free time, I like to run. I’m also re-learning how to play the piano. Most of my off time, is spent with my family and friends, taking in all the the beautiful Pacific Northwest has to offer.

If you have a story idea you’d like to share, or a health topic you want me to investigate, send a note my way.

Recent Articles
  • Power of immunotherapy saves local man’s life

    SEATTLE — Far away from the buzz of city noise, along the open road in Fall City, a cyclist finds solace. “I think about what it feels like — the wind in my face, the sound. I feel how lucky I am to have gotten to this place.” It’s here, peppered with farms, in the shadow of the Cascades, David Dunnington reflects on his life’s journey. And the detour it took when cancer came into the picture in 2012. “I […]

  • Cord blood transplant at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance saves local man’s life

    SEATTLE — The last place you would think to look for a life-saving treatment for cancer would be the trash. But each year it’s estimated that 90% to 95% of umbilical cord blood ends up in the garbage. That’s a harsh reality for the man you’re about to meet. Because if it wasn’t for someone donating their baby’s cord blood, he may not be here to share his story. The first thing you’ll notice about Chris Lihosit is his sense […]

  • Better Together: Inside the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

    SEATTLE — The way we treat cancer is changing. In fact, medicine is advancing faster than most of us realize. And the exciting part is it’s happening right here in our own backyard. Today, we’re taking you inside the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, where the mission is simple — Better Together. As the world rushes by along a busy Interstate 5 in Seattle, doctors inside Seattle Cancer Care Alliance are hard at work, changing lives. Just ask Anita Mitchell. “All […]

  • Local man survives traumatic brain injury; says kids should still play football

    SEATTLE — Keeping our kids safe is what we all want. But the fact is that many parents have concerns about their children playing sports because of the risk of concussions. In the video above, listen to a local doctor talk about the risk of head injuries, and then meet a young man who lived through a traumatic brain injury on the football field — Zackery Lystedt.    

  • Life on the autism spectrum: Local families find hope with help of Seahawks GM

    SEATTLE — One in 68 children in the U.S. has been identified with autism spectrum disorder, the CDC says. That’s 30 percent higher than previous estimates reported in 2012. We don’t know what causes autism. But we do know that with the right support, there can be hope. In the attached video, you’re going to meet three families, raising kids on the autism spectrum disorder. And here are two important links if you want more information:    

  • King County sheriff’s deputies use defribrillator to help save one of their own

    SEATTLE — Some deputies in King County have Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in their patrol cars in case they come across someone who is having a heart attack — and Monday morning, they needed it to save one of their own. King County Sheriff John Urquhart sat down with Q13 News anchor Marni Hughes to discuss why the AEDs are so important and how he wishes his office could afford to buy more for every patrol car. If people would […]

  • This simple test can detect heart defects in babies right after they’re born

    SEATTLE — We typically think of heart disease as an adult problem, but the reality is nearly 36,000 babies are born each year with a heart defect. Congenital heart defects account for 27% of infant deaths each year — the most common birth defect in the nation. That’s why early detection is so important to catch these heart problems before babies leave the hospital. And Washington is one of many states doing just that. In 2015, it became a state […]

  • Boy battling rare disease takes first steps

    From the moment Isaiah Kobernik was born, the odds were stacked against him.   Isaiah was born with a rare genetic disorder, called Spinal Muscular Atrophy, or SMA.  The disease affects the spinal cord and in the most serious cases, like Isaiah’s, SMA takes away the ability to move, eat and even breathe. When Isaiah was diagnosed with SMA-1 in his first year of life, doctors told his parents about the terrifying statistics.  SMA can be fatal and Isaiah had a […]

  • Virtual Reality used to teach CPR skills

    CPR is something you hope you never need to use, but something everyone of us should know. And now, thanks to the help of some local first responders, there’s a new way to learn this life-saving skill. And a note, the videos included in this story are re-enactments, not actual medical emergencies.

  • After losing her foot in tragic accident, local woman follows her dreams

    Four years after a tragic accident left her an amputee, Andrea Haisch wasn’t sure what her future would hold.  She wondered if her dreams to graduate college, become a teacher and travel the world would be possible on one leg. In August of 2012, Andrea was standing at the base of a cliff in Leavenworth, Washington watching her boyfriend and brother climb the rock face.   Without warning, a boulder came loose and tumbled down the hill, taking Andrea with it.  […]