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I knew I wanted to be a television news journalist at a young age. Truthfully, it’s the only job I ever wanted. My career has taken me further west to Seattle, Washington where I work as an anchor/reporter at Q13 News – KCPQ. My job title includes both anchoring and reporting so I can continue to bring a wide skill set into the newsroom while working on both responsibilities.

As a news anchor and reporter at ABC 4 Utah, I soon learned the position made me an instant role model. As the first black primary weekday anchor in the state of Utah, I strive to be a great example while reaching out to Utah’s minority communities. That history-making accomplishment garnished international notoriety and a great responsibility.

I started my journalism career at Syracuse University where I held various positions on campus stations and newspapers before graduating. I spent the last three months of my collegiate career, starting my professional career working as part-time reporter at WSYR News Channel 9. My first taste of journalism sent me all over Central New York covering fatal snowmobile accidents, union disputes, and snow, snow, snow.

I also worked at KCRG TV9 News in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where I spent three years waking up bright and early to deliver the weekend morning news. I fell in love with the people of Eastern Iowa.

Before that, I worked at WSJV in South Bend, IN as a lead weeknight reporter at the tender age of 22, fresh out of college with the weight of the highest-rated newscast on my shoulders.

Born in Ft. Worth, TX but raised in the suburbs of Chicago, I’ve always had the itch to travel. I spent a semester studying abroad in Madrid, Spain. While abroad, I traveled Europe and Northern Africa experiencing and learning about cultures different from my own.

I graduated Magna Cum Laude with bachelor degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Spanish from Syracuse University in May 2008.

Recent Articles
  • Look up and look out for cellphone thieves in Kent

    KENT, Wash. – There’s a warning from police Thursday night about something we’re all guilty of doing.  How often are you just buried in your phone?  Thieves in Kent are preying on people walking around with their cellphones out in the open. The Kent Police Department sent out a warning on its Facebook page after seeing a spike in phone theft case in recent weeks. “I don’t even think someone is going to come and grab the phone out of […]

  • Seahawks Doug Baldwin, families show support for police reform initiative

    Tuesday night, Seahawks player Doug Baldwin spoke to the Washington Legislature about the importance of Initiative 940, which would provide de-escalation training to law enforcement across the state.

  • 300 volunteers prepare temporary housing for Seattle homeless

    Seattle City Council members are considering a plan to tax big businesses like Amazon with the money going to fund homeless. But two groups aren’t waiting for the city council’s expected vote in March.

  • Tense moments at Highline College after ‘shots fired’ report forced campus lockdown

    DES MOINES, Wash. – Several calls were made to 911 Friday morning from people who claimed to hear gunfire just before 9 a.m. near Highline College in Des Moines. That’s when the campus immediately went into lockdown and police from across the region scrambled to the scene. Investigators did not find a gunman or evidence of shots being fired or evidence that anyone was injured, but many students and their family members said their nerves were frayed after Wednesday’s  deadly […]

  • 90% of child sex abusers are people victims know, trust, counselor says

    SEATTLE – It seems like we keep hearing about cases of alleged child sex abuse at the hands of adults.  Hundreds of victims came forward to speak out against former Dr. Larry Nassar.  The statistics are alarming.  One in four girls and one in six boys is abused nationwide. We’ve heard those same allegations happening right here in our community.  Thursday, a Seattle Public Schools teacher aide was charged with child rape and molestation after allegedly forcing himself on an […]

  • West Seattle residents weigh in on light rail expansion concerns

    SEATTLE — The light rail system is coming to an intersection near you in Snohomish, King, and Pierce counties. Voters in Pierce County were the only ones who voted against ST3.  But now, some people who said ‘yes’ to the light rail are now having buyer’s remorse. Tuesday night marked the first time for public input about Sound Transit’s $54 Billion project since it was approved by voters.  Sound Transit officials say now is the time to share your thoughts […]

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    UW acknowledges ‘credible threat of violence,’ but Saturday rally is still on

    SEATTLE — The University of Washington is urging people to avoid the campus’ Red Square on Saturday after its police department obtained credible threats of violence. The Vancouver, Wash.-based conservative group Patriot Prayer is scheduled to speak at 1 p.m. in what the College Republicans are billing as a free speech event. As many as 1,000 people are expected to turn out, with some planning counter-protests. “This week, UWPD obtained credible information that groups from outside the UW community are […]

  • Seattle plans to vacate 600 misdemeanor marijuana convictions; man shares his struggles

    SEATTLE .– Seattle city leaders made a major announcement Thursday that could impact the lives of more than 600 people with misdemeanor marijuana convictions. The mayor and the city attorney say it’s a restorative justice project that could wipe away those convictions for small possession charges.  Seattle joins two other western cities in making the unprecedented move that could have national implications. “I was going home. It was maybe like 2 o’clock in the morning.  The police officer found a […]

  • Sports grant helps White Center students stay on right track

    SEATTLE – Safety and security tops the list of concerns for youth in White Center.  A King County youth sports grant could be one of the ways to help kids stay on the right track and out of a life of trouble. A new housing development signals a fresh start for families calling White Center home.  A new Starbucks and Popeye’s restaurant make up part of the economic boost in the area.  But King County sheriff’s vehicles remain as a […]

  • Bellevue Police: Purse-snatching duo targeting unsuspecting customers in restaurants

    An Auburn couple wants you to be on the lookout for two women who the police say are targeting people at area restaurants.