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
  • Sounders FC Forward spreads Type 1 Diabetes awareness

    SEATTLE – In his second season with the Sounders FC, Jordan Morris hopes to spread his story about dealing with Type 1 Diabetes on a more personal level with those who are also dealing with the diagnosis. Following each home match, Morris meets with a child who also has Type 1 Diabetes. He is also participating in this year’s Beat the Bridge on Sunday, May 21st. Michelle Ludtka sat down with Morris to discuss his efforts. The Sounders host REAL Salt Lake […]

  • Clint Dempsey’s future with the Sounders

    Seattle – In the third and final part of our exclusive sit-down with Sounders FC forward Clint Dempsey, he shares his message to fans about finding strength in adversity, what his condition means to his future with the Sounders and if he’s happen with where his play currently is at. Previously, Dempsey shared his full medical diagnosis with Q13 and what it was like being away from the game for that long.

  • Exclusive Video: Sounders FC Clint Dempsey sits down with Q13

    Seattle – In part two of our exclusive interview with Sounders FC forward Clint Dempsey, the star opens up about what his time away from soccer was like while dealing with his heart condition. Dempsey, missed the end of the 2016 season due to an irregular heart beat. He discussed this diagnosis with Michelle Ludtka in depth. The 34 year old is now back to full strength with the Sounders. Seattle hosts Toronto FC Saturday in a rematch of the […]

  • Paxton throws gem, Mariners win home opener

    SEATTLE — James Paxton gave Seattle manager Scott Servais and the Mariners exactly the reset they needed after a horrid first week on the road. “It’s opening day, the first day of the season,” Servais joked. “With what happened this last week, especially yesterday, we needed to bounce back. I felt strongly we would.” Paxton provided the fresh start, pitching seven innings of four-hit ball and leading the Mariners past the Houston Astros 6-0 on Monday in Seattle’s home opener. […]

  • Sounders play high-scoring Atlanta to 0-0 draw

    SEATTLE (AP) — Playing with two defenders who hadn’t seen a minute of action this season, the Seattle Sounders dealt high-scoring Atlanta United its first shutout of the year on Friday night, battling to a 0-0 draw. The Sounders (1-1-2, 5 points) already had Jordy Delem on the lineup card for his first-ever MLS game when they scratched central defensive stalwart Chad Marshall just a few minutes before kickoff because of an illness. He was replaced by Tony Alfaro. Atlanta […]

  • 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: