Everything you need to know about the 2-week Alaskan Way Viaduct closure & its region-wide impact

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.


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    Physician talks about the harmful effects of lead, especially on young children

    SEATTLE — With recent news out of Tacoma of high lead levels in drinking water in the some of the city’s public schools, many may be wondering what effect lead exposure can have on children and their health. In this interview, Dr. Elizabeth Meade, the assistant chief of pediatrics at Seattle’s Swedish Medical Center, explains why lead poisoning is especially a concern for children.    

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    National Child Abuse Prevention month: Expert says talk to kids early and often about body safety

    More kids than you think are being sexually abused.  Joan Cole Duffell, Executive Director at Committee for Children stopped by Q13 to talk about body safety and prevention.  She says talk to your kids early and often, using proper names for body parts. Watch the segment for more of her advice.  Also, click on link below to learn how to spot the signs and symptoms of abuse and suggestions on starting that important conversation. http://www.earlyopenoften.org/make-the-commitment  

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    Celebrity pilot for Alaska Airlines sings “Swani” song; retires after 36 years

    SEATTLE – After 36 years flying for Alaska Airlines, Captain Michel Swanigan “Swani” is retiring. Captain Swanigan says becoming a pilot was his childhood dream.  Over the course of his career, he’s logged more than 20,000 hours in the cockpit and spent 6,000 hours training other pilots in the simulator. His final flight was April 24th, aboard the Russell Wilson airplane… from Tuscon to Seattle.  Wilson even surprised the celebrity pilot during his final voyage. Captain Swanigan and Wilson struck […]

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    Seahawks GM, wife working to help families raising kids with autism through Ben’s Fund (VIDEO)

    RENTON, Wash. — Seahawks GM John Schneider and wife Traci are parents to Ben, a 14-year-old who happens to have autism, and the Schneiders are working to help other families raising kids with the disorder. With April being Autism Awareness Month,  Q13 News anchor Marni Hughes sat down with the couple to talk about Ben and their work. Also, all this month, the Seahawks will donate 10% fo the sales from regular-priced hat and knit cap sold at the Hawks […]

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    A Spring tune up for your body: Bring on the beans & strategic snacking

      Deborah made this yummy salad:  Here’s the recipe if you want to try it.   Perfect Protein Salad (modified from the PCC Natural Markets recipe) Ingredients 2 (14-ounce) cans S & W 50% less sodium garbanzo beans 1 English cucumber – peeled, seeded and diced 1 yellow or red bell pepper, seeds removed and diced 4-5 ribs celery, diced 2 carrot, peeled and diced 1/4 red onion, diced 1/2 bunch green onions, diagonally sliced 1/3 bunch parsley, chopped (about […]

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    Lace up for National Walking Day: Heart Disease survivor shares her story to inspire others

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    Crickets; More protein per ounce than beef

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    Seattle man battling cancer to take part in famous cross-country ski race

    SEATTLE — Gene Thorkildsen is getting ready to take part in the race of a lifetime.  Saturday, Thorkildsen will participate in the Birkenbienerrennet cross-country ski race in Norway.  The 34-mile race (54 km) will be especially challenging for Thorkildsen, considering he’s battling stage 4 non-small cell lung cancer. An avid skier, Thorkildsen is turning his passion into his motivation to beat cancer and inspire others in their own fight. A documentary film team has been following Thorkildsen since December and will […]

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    Monroe boy honored for saving his father’s life with CPR

      Here’s our earlier story and video from March 3:  MONROE, Wash. — When firefighters were dispatched to reports of an unconscious man, they found the patient’s 12-year-old son performing CPR on him. His actions likely saved his father’s life, Monroe Fire District 3 said. The father, Brian Anaka, and his son were moving furniture from their house into a U-Haul truck when Brian collapsed. “The patient’s 12-year-old son, Taylor, called 911 and started CPR,” the fire district said. Taylor […]

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    Lost wedding ring returned to Seahawks fan, Russell Wilson