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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
  • Healthy Living: Helping kids feel safe in school

  • Healthy Living: Is the ‘Keto’ diet safe? Your nutrition questions answered

  • Healthy Living: Your partner or your pet may be preventing you from getting a good night sleep

      There are several things doctors say you should NOT do before bed in order to get a good night’s sleep. According to Dr. Tavis Taylor with Pacific Medical Centers, they include drinking alcohol, watching television, exercising or having caffeine. All these habits can interfere with your REM sleep and will get in the way of a good night sleep. In addition Dr. Taylor says keep the room dark, and if your partner is a restless sleeper, he says consider […]

  • Seattle woman does what doctors told her she couldn’t after suffering a stroke

  • Healthy Living: The 2 diets studies show are good for your heart

      A new study published the American Heart Associations journal “Circulation” highlights two diets they say are proven to be good for the heart. The first is the Lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet and the second is the Mediterranean diet. The Lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet includes eggs and dairy, but no meat or fish.  The Mediterranean diet includes lots of plant based foods, olive oil, chicken and fish. According to the research, both of these diets are equally effective in reducing heart disease risk factors.  […]

  • The right way to check your blood pressure and the reason doctors say you should

    High blood pressure is considered a silent killer which is why it’s important everyone gets it checked regularly.   Dr. Mary Ann Bauman with the American Heart Association stopped by the Q13 studio to walk us through why understanding blood pressure is important, what those numbers really mean, and the right way to check your own blood pressure.  

  • Healthy Living: ‘The flu ended up in my heart’: Local woman shares message to take care of your health

    Tash Haynes has been taking pictures for the American Heart Association for years, documenting other women’s stories of surviving heart disease and strokes. Little did she know, heart disease would be part of her story. Last year, after a bout with the flu, Tash says something just felt off.  Tash was having trouble catching her breath, so she went to see her chiropractor who told her to go to the emergency room. Doctors immediately checked her blood pressure and heart […]

  • Healthy Living: Flu remedies from icy socks to nasal washes. Do they really work?

    If you have the flu, you’ll do about anything to feel better faster.  While the rest of us are looking for ways to prevent getting the flu in the first place. Doctors say the best thing you can do if you’re sick is stay home, rest and keep hydrated.  As for flu prevention, experts say it’s important to wash your hands frequently with soap and water, avoid touching your face, and stay away from people who are sick. However, beyond […]

  • Healthy Living: Dark chocolate, in moderation, is good for your heart

      We’re heard for years, chocolate has health benefits, and there are a few reasons why this is. A study from the German Institute of Human Nutrition found that a quarter of an ounce a day of dark chocolate may lower a person’s risk of heart attack or stroke.  Other studies have shown dark chocolate can improve a person’s mood.  Dark chocolate also has antioxidants and can help with inflammation. Tamara Melton and registered dietitian says chocolate is more that […]

  • Heart Health: The 5 critical numbers you should know to reduce risk of heart disease

    All month, Q13 News is focusing on heart health in an effort to raise awareness about heart disease.  Did you know, 80% of heart disease may be prevented by taking control of your health, knowing your family history and knowing your numbers, according to the American Heart Association. There are five critical numbers everyone should know about their own health to help understand and potentially lower their risk for heart disease.  Those numbers include cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, blood pressure, blood […]