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
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    Be Bold Be Bald, unique campaign to fight cancer

    Be Bold Be Bald.  Powerful words behind a powerful message. This Friday, October 21st, people across the country will wear a bald cap for 24 hours to raise money and awareness in the fight against cancer. The Be Bold Be Bald movement was founded in 2009  by Jeff Freedman.  After losing a friend and colleague to cancer, Freedman launched the Be Bold Be Bald campaign.   To date the movement has gained national attention and raised more than $1 million dollars […]

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    Best friends connect over matters of the heart

    Kami Sutton and David Krueger are best friends that share a lot in common, including heart disease. Born with multiple heart defects, Kami has already had 20 surgeries in her lifetime.   Her first operation came just 12 hours after she was born.  The 28-year-old has also had open heart surgery and now has a pacemaker. In his early 20’s, David passed out in his dorm room at the University of Washington.  He was later diagnosed with Wolf Parkinson White Syndrome.  […]

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    Have the talk, our kids need us. Doctor’s advice after deadly shooting in Burlington.

    If feels like we’re living in a new reality.  A reality where mass shootings happen in places we all visit.  A school.  A mall.   This new reality is difficult to face, but face it we must.  Although the images and the stories break our heart, we have to move forward.  We must have a plan. As hard as it is to come to grips with these horrific shootings, we must recognize how important it is we talk to our kids […]

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    Taking care of your teeth during pregnancy. What expectant moms need to know.

    Taking care of your teeth is important for your overall health… and that’s especially important for expectant moms. The Mighty Mouth campaign aims to raise awareness about good oral health and wants pregnant women to know the risks. The truth is, oral health can affect your baby now and later, experts say.  In fact, prior to birth, a bad tooth or gum infection can spread throughout your body, leading to serious health problems.  Following birth, you can pass cavity-causing germs […]

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    What you need to know about the flu & a recent string of Legionnaires Disease

    Flu season is upon us and many doctors offices and clinics are getting in the flu vaccine.  The CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get the flu shot to prevent getting the illness and having it spread.  Experts say more than 90 million doses of the the seasonal flu vaccine have been distributed.  Keep in mind, the flu mist is not recommended this year, because it was ineffective in years past.   Also, the vaccine typically takes two weeks to […]

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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. […]