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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
  • Everett gang-related offenses down 60% as city puts together a gang unit

    EVERETT, Wash. – It’s no secret our area has a growing gang problem.  We’re seeing it from Snohomish to King to Pierce counties.  To stop the violent crimes, the Everett Police Department is working on putting together a gang unit. When you compare the first five months of this year compared to last year, gang-related offenses are down 60%, shootings city-wide are down 37%, and drive-by shootings are down 85%. But Everett’s Police Chief Dan Templeman says he’s bracing for […]

  • Manager of ‘Camp Second Chance’ worries community support for homeless declining

    SEATTLE — News of a transient man accused of rape spread quickly among the area’s sanctioned homeless camps, which includes Camp Second Chance off Myers Way in South Seattle. Eric Davis runs a tight ship at Camp Second Chance’s tiny house village. “You need to get up and go look for work,” Davis tells residents. He’s the co-founder and resident manager of Camp Second Chance. It’s one of the many requirements to live in this city-sanctioned camp.  While some people […]

  • STD rates up across Washington, state health department says

    SEATTLE – Public health professionals are sending a warning about an alarming health concern.  Sexually transmitted disease rates are up across the state.  Those statistics include increases in chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhea. Here are some numbers released by the Washington State Department of Health: Chlamydia Cases: King County: 9,760 in 2017 from 9,400 in 2016 Pierce: 5,434 in 2017 from 4,976 in 2016 Snohomish: 2,619 in 2017 from 2,488 in 2016. But new HIV cases in King County are down […]

  • After nearly $200 million spent on problem, why is homelessness getting worse?

    Last year alone, Seattle and King County spent nearly $200 million on homelessness, when you combine all government and private philanthropic sources.

  • Abandoned kittens, rescued by Auburn police, meet their new families

    A litter of kittens the Auburn Police Department found in a box on the side of the road a couple weeks ago, is finally going home.

  • Classmate, friend emotional after arrest in 30-year-old murder of Tacoma’s Jennifer Bastian

    TACOMA, Wash. — People in Tacoma who knew Jennifer Bastian say the news of an arrest in her 30-year-old cold-case murder is like opening up a fresh wound. She was sexually assaulted and killed at Tacoma’s Point Defiance Park in 1986.  On Thursday, the Tacoma Police Department says it found the man they believe killed the young girl. “Whenever we would go to one another’s house, we would meet right in the middle,” said Jenny’s former friend Stephanie Hatch. Hatch […]

  • King County overdose deaths rise, but no agreement on how to deal with opioid crisis

    BOTHELL, Wash. – The number of people dying from opioid overdoses continues to go up in King County.  New statistics released Wednesday saw a 14% increase in deaths between 2016 and last year. We all know the opioid epidemic is a huge problem, but where we disagree is on how we solve the problem.  Most government agencies and everyday people are now starting to carry naloxone, also known by its brand name of Narcan.  It’s the opioid overdose antidote that […]

  • Burien Police: Thieves dress up in work clothes as disguise during home burglary

    BURIEN, Wash. — Police are warning homeowners about a growing scam thieves are using to break in to your home. The King County Sheriff’s Office says more burglars are wearing disguises to look like maintenance men, construction workers, or package carriers. A burglary suspect, dressed in a reflective vest, was captured on Ring App video outside of a home off 13th Avenue Southwest in Burien.  Police say the thief or thieves broke into the home and got away with jewelry, […]

  • Pacific neighbors worry for children’s safety after 3 suspects flee shooting, home invasion

    Police are looking for three suspects believed to be involved in a violent home invasion that left one man in critical condition.

  • Seattle Housing Authority designs $30M low-income housing complex rebuild, but wait list over year

    SEATTLE – Affordable housing is a relative term that depends on your income and your circumstances, but what the city of Seattle is already providing is low-income housing for 25,000 people. It boils down to housing for people who are on the brink of homelessness, but there’s just not enough of it.  Right now, there’s already at least a year-long wait list. To qualify, a family of four can’t make more than $72,000 a year, but priority goes to those […]