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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
  • Out & About: Sounders FC Henry Wingo takes flight

    Seattle – In the latest installment of ‘Out & About’ the Sounders FC Henry Wingo heads to iFly in Tukwila to try indoor sky diving. Wingo is in his first season with the Sounders after signing a homegrown contract in early 2017. The 22-year-old is a Lake Forest Park native. He went to Shorecrest High School before attending the University of Washington. The Sounders take on FC Dallas Sunday in their second to last regular season game of the year. […]

  • Out & About: Jewell Loyd of the Seattle Storm trades in basketball court for tennis court

      Seattle – Long before the Seattle Storm’s 2015 number one overall draft pick began playing basketball, she was on a tennis court. In fact, tennis was Jewell Loyd’s first sport. She credits her good footwork on the basketball court to her days playing tennis. Loyd says she still tries to incorporate in into her training even as she gets ready for her fourth season in the WNBA. In the latest installement of ‘Out & About’, Loyd hits the court […]

  • Sounders FC Stefan Frei shares ins and outs of goalkeeper kit

    Seattle – In the latest Sounders FC Weekly Wrap, Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei sits down with Michelle Ludtka to discuss what it’s like wearing a different jersey than the rest of his teammates. A lot more goes into then you’d think. Don’t miss the Sounders FC Weekly Wrap every Friday on Q13 News at 9:00pm & 10:00pm all season long.

  • Out & About: KJ Wright and Kevin Pierre-Louis conquer the Space Needle

    Seattle – In the latest installment of ‘Out & About’ Seahawk KJ Wright and former Seahawk/ current Kansas City Chief Kevin Pierre- Louis get harnessed in and walk the outer halo of the Space Needle over 520 feet above the ground. This is a once in a life time experience with less than 100 people having this experience previous to the players taking it on. The only way the general public can get access to this incredible experience is to […]

  • Out & About: Fly Fishing with Reign FC Lauren Barnes and Jess Fishlock

    Seattle – In the 2nd installment of Out & About, the Seattle Reign FC’s Lauren Barnes and Jessica Fishlock learn to fly fish with the help of the Orvis Fly Fishing School. Lauren Barnes is a defender for the Reign and joined Seattle after she was selected in the 2013 NWSL Supplemental Draft. Jessica Fishlock plays midfielder and is the co-captain of the team. Jason Cotta from the Bellevue Orvis location walked the group through the basics of casting. Orvis […]

  • Out & About: Sailing with Seahawks tight end Luke Willson

    SEATTLE – In the opening installment of the new segment “Out &  About”, Seahawks Luke Willson goes sailing for the first time with our Michelle Ludtka. Willson is a LaSalle, Canada native and while he grew up near the great lakes, he didn’t come from a water family. He’s always enjoyed boats but hates swimming. Since joining the Seahawks in 2013, Willson has taken to water even buying his own stand up paddle board. Mike Rice from the Puget Sound […]

  • 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. […]