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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
  • Combating crime in south King County

    FEDERAL WAY, Wash. – Just this past weekend, a man died after being shot in the head in Renton. Another man involved was shot in both legs and was taken to the hospital. That comes just a couple of weeks after three shootings claimed lives in a span of just 24 hours. One man was shot and killed in Rainier Valley and had locals talking about changing their daily routines. On Monday night, Burien Police Chief Scott Kimerer presented its […]

  • CAPTURED: $1 million bail for shooting suspect accused of opening fire at Seattle bus stop, wounding 5 people

    CAPTURE UPDATE April 24, 2017 — Accused shooter, Alrick Hollingsworth, pleaded not guilty in court on Monday. He continues to be held on $1 million bail. ————————- FUGITIVE CAPTURED April 18, 2017 — Seattle Police say shooting suspect, Alrick Hollingsworth, was arrested on Tuesday night and booked into the King County Jail. Detectives say a youth counselor who knows Hollingsworth convinced him to surrender. He’s being held on $1 million bail. FUGITIVE UPDATE March 31, 2017 — Seattle Police detectives […]

  • Saturday’s ‘March for Science’ sparks political debate

    SEATTLE – Thousands plan to hit the streets of downtown Seattle Saturday to “stand up” for science. The March for Science is an international movement sparked on social media and rejuvenated after the Womxn’s March. Organizers say real science is being marred as fake news or fake facts and funding for important research is being slashed. “I think people are riled up, just the way the country is right now,” said Luke Derror. From a Tax Day March last weekend […]

  • Grandmother gunned down inside her home; family pleads for answers, offers reward to help find killer

    KILLER WANTED IN SEATTLE — A Seattle family is begging for  help to find the killer of a 51-year-old grandmother. Trina Bolar was shot multiple times inside her home on the 2800 block of E. Arthur Place on August 2. Around the neighborhood, friends and family of the shooting victim posted reward flIers offering $6,000 for information leading to an arrest — $5,000 from family and friends and $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.  Her family says it’s just an incentive for […]

  • Lawyer for man accusing Ed Murray of child sex abuse says mayor is lying

    SEATTLE – Thursday marks two weeks since a Kent man accused Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of child sex abuse and child prostitution in the 1980s. Thursday afternoon, we had our first interview with the accuser’s lawyer, Lincoln Beauregard. Delvonn Heckard, 46, of Kent, has filed a lawsuit accusing Murray of having sex with him when he was 15 and the mayor was in his 30s.  Since then, we’ve heard from the mayor multiple times denying those claims. On Wednesday, the […]

  • Man charged with killing 5 at mall found dead in jail cell; victims’ families react

    BURLINGTON, Wash. – The 20-year-old man charged with fatally shooting five people at a Burlington shopping mall was found dead in his jail cell, authorities said Monday. Arcan Cetin hanged himself before 9 p.m. Sunday in the Snohomish County Jail, according to Rosemary Kaholokula, chief criminal deputy prosecutor at the Skagit County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Police said Cetin entered the Cascade Mall in Burlington on Sept. 23, 2016 and headed for the Macy’s Women’s store. Surveillance video showed Cetin shooting a teenage […]

  • Seattle joins nationwide ‘Tax Day’ marches

    SEATTLE – From a single tweet, thousands of protesters show up for Tax Day marches. In downtown Seattle Saturday afternoon, people marched for Trump taxes and the state’s tax code. The nationwide movement is calling for President Donald Trump to release his tax return citing that he’s promised to do so numerous times in the past. “Accountability begins with transparency. We are marching to demand President Trump release his tax returns. The people of Washington state deserve to know the […]

  • Zoo’s Bunny Bounce brings Easter to kids and animals

    SEATTLE – With all the beautiful Saturday weather, flocks of people headed to the Woodland Park Zoo for the “Bunny Bounce.” Hundreds of people packed inside the zoo throughout the day to enjoy special events.  Egg hunts, arts and crafts and other egg-citing zoo program filled the day. It wasn’t just about the humans, but zoo animals got in on the fun, too.  From jaguars to lions to meerkats to wallabies, the zoo gave out Easter-themed treats.  After a quick […]

  • Recent sex abuse cases affecting local survivors, therapist says

    SEATTLE – As we continue to follow the Mayor Ed Murray child sex abuse allegations, there are thousands of people in our area potentially affected. National numbers show one in five adults were child sex abuse victims. So that would mean 300,000 people in King County alone. Murray has denied the allegations, calling them false and hurtful. But a local therapy group says just having the issue of sexual abuse prominently raised in the news can affect people who are […]

  • Before you fly, know your rights as an airline passenger

    SEATTLE – Before you take to the skies, take a look at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s consumer ‘Bill of Rights’. How long can you sit on the tarmac? What happens if an airline loses your luggage? How about the money you can get when an airline messes up? “Now if they offer a voucher or a ticket, you have the option because of the ‘passenger bill of rights’ to say, I don’t want those, send me a check. But […]