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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.

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    Surprising snacks that are bad for your kids teeth

    Dr. Cody Mast, from Bellevue Kids Dentist stopped by the Q13 Studio to talk about why it’s so important kids take good care of their teeth. Hey says the key is prevention and parent involvement.   Dr. Mast says kids should come in for the initial dental visit around their first birthday.  Yes, that’s before many of them even have teeth.  Subsequent visits should happen twice a year after that. Dr. Mast also talked about the importance of flossing, at least […]

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    Doctor’s order: Get kids vaccinated

    As kids head back to school, doctors are reminding parents about the importance of vaccinations.  Dr. Caryn Avery, Chief of Pediatrics at Group Health encourages parents to follow the immunization schedule put out by the CDC, saying that scheduled vaccines are the best way to keep kids healthy and stop deadly diseases from spreading. The Group Health Foundation, along with Bartell Drugs and Seattle Seahawk, Cliff Avril, are teaming up to make sure kids get vaccinated.  The “Catch Every Kid” […]

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    Beat the back to school “critters”. What you need to know about Lice.

    Back to school is a busy time for kids and sadly for lice.  Nancy Gordon, owner of Lice Knowing You, says when kids head back to class, she sees more cases of lice. She says a couple things you should know about lice… They’re mostly spread through head-to-head contact.  Also, she says 99% of lice live on the human head, and typically die after 12 hours off the head.  That means you don’t have to throw out your linens and […]

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    Memorial bike ride raising awareness about Traumatic Brain Injuries

    We hear a lot about traumatic brain injuries, but did you know, TBI’s are a leading cause of death in the U.S.?  Traumatic Brain Injuries are the type of injury none of us are immune to.  They can happen at any age, from a fall to a car crash.  They’re also the reason a local man and woman are teaming up for a very important journey. It’s go time for Jason Donaldson and Kathi Sturgeon.   Their stories are different but […]

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    American Heart Association issues new guidelines on how much sugar children should consume

    DALLAS — The American Heart Association on Monday recommended that children ages 2 to 18  eat or drink less than six teaspoons of added sugars daily. Those new guidelines are equivalent to about 100 calories or 25 grams of sugar. “For most children, eating no more than six teaspoons of added sugars per day is a healthy and achievable target,” said Dr. Miriam Vos, lead author, nutrition scientist and associate professor of pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. […]

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    Expert warns: Pokemon Go may pose risk for addiction and dangerous behavior

    Fun as it may be, Pokemon Go is raising concerns about addition and dangerous behavior.  Dr. Gregory Jantz stopped by our studio to talk about a column he wrote on the topic.  In it, he calls the game “problematic”. Pokémon Go – Augmented or Altered Reality? Author: Dr. Gregory Jantz An Internet take-over created the word “viral,” which used to refer to organic diseases but now to how snippets of digital flotsam proliferate rapidly. (Example:  Gangnam Style; climbing inexorably closer […]

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    A healthy dinner in 15 minutes, and lunch tomorrow

    We always love when Deborah Enos stops by and cooks us up something healthy. Here are three simple recipes that you can put together in 15 minutes or less and the great news is they turn into high energy and healthy lunches for work the next day. COWBOY CAVIAR: 2 (15 ounce cans) of S&W Black Beans, rinsed and drained 1 (15 ounce can) of S&W Pinto Beans, rinsed and drained 1 can of corn, rinsed and drained. 1 ½ […]

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    Father shares important message about concussions after son’s tragic hit during a youth football game

    Concussions are a reality in youth sports and sadly in life. Does that mean we should live in a bubble? No. It is important that we understand what a concussion is, react properly, and let a concussion properly heal.   A new study from the UW researchers and the folks at Seattle Children’s Hospital reveal some important new data about concussions.   They found between 1-2 million kids under 18-years-old suffer a concussion each year playing a sport or recreational activity. What […]

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    AED in Foss High School honors 14-year-old basketball player who died in 2005 (VIDEO)

    TACOMA — A local school got an important device Monday to keep kids and staff safe. The AED was installed at Foss High School in Tacoma. Studies show if an AED, or Automated External Defibrillator, is used, people in cardiac arrest have a 70 to 80 percent chance of survival. The particular AED honors Kiki McBride, a 14-year-old basketball player who collapsed and died in 2005 of cardiac arrest during practice.  

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    Local woman fight back against Parkinson’s Disease

    It’s estimated one-million Americans are living with Parkinson’s Disease.  There is no cure, but in recent years, we’ve seen the benefits exercise can provide for people battling the disease. With that in mind, a group of local women are boxing and seeing great results.  They’re participating in a boxing program at Rock Steady Boxing in Seattle. The program offers these women a chance to combat the disease and be around other people going through the same struggles.  Karen Johanson founded […]