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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    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 Johansan founded […]

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    Choosing the right SPF for you

    If you’ve ever stood in the sunscreen aisle at the drug store and wondered which sunscreen you should choose… you’re not alone.  There are so many options and not all are created equal. On Q13 Fox News at 5, Dr. Barbara Fox stopped by to talk about SPF, UVA and UVB.  She has some great advice on which sunscreen to choose, how much and how often you should apply it, and when to toss it out. Her best advice is […]


    Do you know the symptoms of a stroke?

    FAST is the acronym the American Heart and American Stroke Association use to help people spot the symptoms of a stroke. F- Face Drooping A- Arm Weakness S- Speech Slurred T- Time to Call 9-1-1 Watch our interview with Dr. David Likosky about other things you can do to lower your risk for having a stroke. Remember, stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the U.S.  Every 40 seconds someone has a stroke.  Knowing the symptoms and acting […]

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    Woman shares warning for others after surviving a stroke

    May is National Stroke Awareness Month.  Did you know every four seconds, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke?  According to the American Heart and American Stroke Association, stroke is the 5-th leading cause of death in America.  There is good news though.  Prevention and awareness means more people know the symptoms of a stroke and are acting fast to get the help they need.  FAST is the acronym health experts use to help you spot the symptoms of a […]

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    Dining out difficult for people with food allergies, but it doesn’t have to be

    The Centers for Disease Control estimates 50-million Americans battle a food allergy.  Although food allergies are more common in kids, adults can develop them later in life. Health experts say there’s been an uptick in food allergies in the past twenty years. Check out our interview with dietitian, Katy Figel from PacMed.  She has advice for people dining out and what you should do if you or someone you know has an allergic reaction.  

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    Family pet killed after another coyote attack in Kirkland

    There’s a predator on the Eastside that has neighbors in Kirkland living in fear.  A coyote recently attacked Chris Carlson’s dog, Happy.  He says the coyote jumped his 5 1/2 foot fence and mauled the 25-pound beagle. Carlson says the coyote hunted his 13-year-old pet, killed her and intended to take her back to it’s den. Since October, Carlson and other neighbors say there have been eight pets attacked by coyotes and they worry the predators are becoming more aggressive.  […]

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    Expert says 40% of kids report being bullied; Signs to spot cyber-bullying

    Bullying has gone high-tech as more and more kids have access to social media.  Dr. Gregory Jantz stopped by the Q13 Studio to talk about cyber-bullying.  Dr. Jantz says 40% of kids report being bullied, but the numbers may actually be much higher.  He also says talk to your kids often about who they’re communicating with on-line.    

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    Time to veg out; healthy, easy recipes for hot weather

    We always love with Deborah Enos stops by with healthy recipes to keep us on track.  Today she created three yummy treats that are great on a hot day. Recipes below: CAULIFLOWER RICE: This is one of the hottest trends in food-faux carbs. Let’s face it, carbs are super convenient and easy to eat anywhere you are. But, cauliflower? That’s a lot more work-but not anymore thanks to Trader Joes’ Cauliflower Rice. Cauli rice is a terrific way to sneak […]

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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.