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.

marni@q13fox.com


Recent Articles
  • 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: http://bensfund.seahawks.com/ http://www.featwa.org/grants/    

  • 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.  […]

  • Parents thank the March of Dimes after their son is born premature, weighing just 2 lbs

    Having healthy babies is something none of us should take for granted.  In fact, each year worldwide, 15-million babies are born prematurely, according to the March of Dimes. Premature birth is the number one cause of death for babies and for those who survive, there can be long-term health issues. Elijah Wilkins was born premature at 31 1/2 weeks and weighed just 2 lbs 1 oz.  and spent 96 days in the NICU.   Today Elijah is a busy and happy […]

  • Local girl fierce on the football field hits harder than the boys

    It took Ava Ulfwengren a year to convince her parents to let her play football. At first they told her no.  Joni Scalzo Ulfwengren says she was worried about injuries.  Mom to 12-year-old Ava, Joni was also concerned about her daughter playing a sport dominated by boys.  “The girls get criticized for being on a boys team.  So that was kind of a big thing,” says Joni. But after a year of pleading with her parents, Ava was allowed to […]

  • Three easy and healthy ways to sneak in your daily dose of veggies

    Nutritionist Deborah Enos stopped by the Q13 Studio to whip up some healthy recipes, helping us disguise our vegetables.   Try these at your house to get in that daily dose of veggies. Paleo Cauli-Egg muffins: Ingredients: 1 cup of Trader Joe’s riced cauliflower 4 eggs 1 cup veggie of your choice. For ex: chopped kale or the Trader Joe’s healthy 8 chopped veggie mix ¾ cup chopped meat of your choice. I used Canadian bacon.   Spray a muffin tin […]