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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
  • Volunteers renovate Vietnam veteran’s Burien home while he’s in the hospital

    Vietnam vet and his wife’s 40-year-old Burien home just got a much-needed facelift. Dozens of volunteers worked to beautify and customize the home.

  • ‘Person is sick … dangerous’: Intruder rapes 83-year-old woman in SeaTac assisted living home

    SEATAC, Wash. – An 83-year-old woman is recovering after being beaten and raped in her own home. The woman lives at the  Falcon Ridge Assisted Living  facility in SeaTac. Thursday afternoon, she told staff that a man entered through a window in her room while she was watching TV. She said he beat and sexually assaulted her and then left through the same window. “That man comes over to her, hits her on the side of the head twice. She […]

  • 83-year-old woman beaten, sexually assaulted in assisted living facility in SeaTac, police say

    SEATTLE — An 83-year-old woman was “brutally assaulted” and raped in  her assisted living facility room in SeaTac by a man who came in through an open window, the King County Sheriff’s Office said Friday. Deputies were called at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday to the assisted living facility in the 21200 block of International Boulevard in SeaTac for a report of a rape. The victim had suffered serious head injuries and showed signs of having been sexually assaulted, the sheriff’s […]

  • Deadlocked Legislature adjourns indefinitely without passing $4 billion construction budget

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The political rancor at the Legislature went right to the bitter end, with lawmakers adjourning their third overtime session while blame flew back and forth across the rotunda over the inability to pass a new construction budget. Legislative leaders had previously said they were likely to adjourn earlier in the day after negotiations broke down earlier this week on a water rights bill that was tied to passage of the two-year capital budget that would have spent […]

  • WSU students want ban on recruitment of athletes with sexual assault convictions

    SEATTLE — One in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college.  That alarming statistics has universities and law enforcement trying to figure out a way to fight back. In April, Indiana University enacted a policy to ban any athletic program from adding an athlete with a sexual assault or domestic violence conviction. After that announcement, Washington State University Student Body President Jordan Frost stood by his decision to ask administration to enact a policy: […]

  • Volunteers pick up needles, clothes, human waste from Snohomish River & banks

    SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Just about everywhere you look in Western Washington you can’t help but notice a growing homeless problem.  It’s happening in downtown Seattle, in the suburbs, even camping along our waterways.  One local non-profit aims to clean-up the mess left behind.  River Junky Conservation started with one fed-up fisherman. Dozens of volunteers dig deep into dumps of trash left over by fishermen, campers, and homeless people. “We’ve seen the need to hold a lot of events and […]

  • For second time in week, a man is gunned down near Seattle’s Rainier Playfield

    SEATTLE — A man in his early 20s was gunned down Friday night near the same spot in south Seattle where another victim was shot to death last Sunday, police said. The latest shooting took place near the Rainier Playfield at 37th  Avenue South and South Oregon Street. Police said the victim Friday night was standing with a group of people in front of a homemade memorial placed there for the man shot to death there last Sunday. “According to […]

  • One of the 15 Marines killed in military plane crash remembered by family, friends in Tacoma

    TACOMA, Wash. — One of the 15 U.S. Marines who died in a fiery military plane crash in Mississippi on Monday grew up in Tacoma and was remembered by one of his former classmates Friday. A total of 16 people — 15 Marines and a Navy corpsman — died in the crash of a KC-130 transport plane Monday. The cause of the crash has not yet been determined. One of the families affected is local — the wife, daughter, family […]

  • For-Rent-Sign

    City of Seattle considers more lenient rental housing ordinance for felons

    SEATTLE – Finding a place to live in the Puget Sound is a growing challenge for many of us.  It gets even tougher if you’re one of the estimated 173,000 felons in Seattle. That’s why some City Council members have teamed up with civil rights groups to create new legislation that’ll make it easier for felons to get housing. The new proposal is sparking controversy from renters associations and landlords who fear felons create a security and safety risk. We […]

  • Would you vote for $30 car tab fees?

    The cost of car tabs has been a big story this year.  The higher registration costs were approved by voters in November, with the passing of Sound Transit 3.