As a Seattle Native, I’m thrilled to be back in the Northwest, working at Q13 FOX News. I knew at a very young age that I wanted to be a Sportscaster. That passion only grew while at the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, at Washington State University.

During college I interned for Root Sports and Sony while reporting for ESPNU Campus Connections. After graduating I headed to Idaho Falls, Idaho where I honed my skills as a Sports Anchor/Reporter.

I am a die hard Seahawks, Sounders and Mariners fan and proud to be covering the teams I grew up watching!

What keeps me going….
The love of the game and sharing that with Northwest Sports Fans.

I give back to my community by….
Mentoring students interested in careers in sports broadcasting. I’ve served as a guest lecturer in college and high school classrooms. I enjoy inspiring the next generation to find and pursue their passion.

My greatest TV moment….
Playing basketball with the Harlem Globetrotters… they even helped me slam dunk!

TV moment I would like to forget….
When the NFL Lockout ended, I was so overcome with joy I burst into song and dance “Are You Ready For Some Football” on live television…

If I had free time, I would….
Travel, anywhere and everywhere! Spend time with my family and friends, take a yoga class and participate in any activity that gets me moving and outdoors.

Recent Articles
  • For coach and players of Rainier Beach High, it’s more than the game that counts

    The spring sports season gets underway this week in high schools across the state. At Rainier Beach High School, that means baseball tryouts.

  • ‘I’m having fun out there’: Blind 14-year-old female wrestler headed to state tournament

    AUBURN, Wash. — “I started wrestling in 6th grade. It was hard. I had to get used to all of the conditioning. It was stuff I later learned to love,” says 14-year-old Goddess Ma’alona-Faletogo. She is a freshman wrestler competing in the 225 lbs weight class for Thomas Jefferson High School. Thomas Jefferson Head Coach Harvey Cole tells me “the first time I got to work with her one-on-one, it was amazing. She stood me straight up all of a […]

  • George Fant says he’s still trying to process his new job

    SEATTLE — It’s been an incredible year for George Fant. Fant – who until very recently thought he would make a career out of playing basketball after playing for four years at Western Kentucky – not only successfully made the transition to football, he landed a job as the Seattle Seahawks’ starting left guard. Oh, and in the middle of all that, he had his first son. Fant sat down this week for an exclusive one-on-one interview with Q13 News’ Michelle Ludtka […]

  • Sounders Weekly Wrap (VIDEO)

  • Women in Sports: Two local women are trying to make a difference for next generation

    SEATTLE — All week long, we’ve been bringing you stories about women in sports doing great things in our community. In the final piece of the series, Michelle Ludtka provides a story about two women who are trying to make a difference for the next generation of girls. Watch the video below:

  • Meet Kelly Munro, information manager for the Seattle Mariners

    SEATTLE — For decades, Major League Baseball was considered an old boys’ club — a sport dominated by men at every position, right down to the reporters covering the sport. In fact, it took until the late 1970s before female journalists were even allowed into the clubhouses they were assigned to cover. Now, more women than ever are reporting on — and working for — professional baseball teams. So meet Kelly Munro, who is the head of the information department […]

  • When she was a kid, UW AD Jen Cohen told her parents she’d get that job

    SEATTLE — Jen Cohen was in elementary school when her father bought season tickets for Husky football. It was the late 70s, and the team was taking shape under coach Don James. “I was just instantly hooked,” she said. “It was everything to me. I had identity in it. I felt like I was a part of something, something bigger than myself.” “You know, I used to write letters to Coach James. I told him I was going to be […]

  • Cliff Avril gives back to Haiti through sacks and family ties

    SEATTLE — For every sack Seahawk Cliff Avril gets this season, he is pledging to build a home in Haiti. He has seven and a half sacks so far which he will round up to eight homes. As Michelle Ludtka learns his love for Haiti stems from his family roots and how he was raised. If you’d like to get involved, you can learn more    

  • Sounders FC Weekly Wrap: Interview with Brian Schmetzer (VIDEO)

    SEATTLE — In an interview, Brian Schmetzer talks about what the first things he did when he was told he would be the interim head coach of the Seattle Sounders. Schmetzer had been assistant coach for the team until Sigi Schmid’s departure earlier this year. Prior to that, he coached the Seattle Sounders in the USL First Division for seven seasons, winning two championships, and played in the North American Soccer League, Major Indoor Soccer League and Western Soccer League.  

  • Seattle Storm and Sue Bird host local girls at confidence workshop

    SEATTLE — The Seattle Storm Foundation partnered up with non-profit ZGirls to host 50 girls from throughout the area at Fisher Pavilion Friday afternoon. The group worked through a confidence based curriculum designed to encourage girls to excell in life based on lesson learned through sports. One of the highlights included Sue Bird showing off her new gold medal and sharing her story with the girls. For more information on the Seattle Storm Foundation, visit their website at For […]