I am thrilled to be working at Q13 FOX News. Moving back to the amazing people and unrivaled beauty of the Pacific Northwest is a dream come true.

I grew up in Longview, Wash., and lived in the south Puget Sound for several years before beginning my broadcasting career in Reno, Nev., as a photojournalist. I then moved more than 2,000 miles away to Greensboro, N.C., where my nearly 10-year long stint in the deep south began.

After almost 7 years working as a photojournalist and reporter in Atlanta, I packed up my life and returned to my home state of Washington.

I live in Seattle with my partner and our awesome dog.

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    Deputies continue search for missing Thurston County grandmother

    YELM, Wash. – Gayle Doyle has been missing for more than six weeks. Thurston County sheriff’s deputies said officers used cadaver dogs to search several parcels in the county, but so far no new clues have surfaced. Doyle’s family told Q13 News that deputies searched their vacation property near Yelm early Thursday morning, searching areas where Gayle and the man charged with her murder may have spent time together. Longtime family friend Patty Harvey said the property along the Deschutes […]

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    Tumwater Police: Robbery a possible motive in gunfight at home that wounds 4

    TUMWATER, Wash. – It’s the first quadruple shooting in the city of Tumwater, according to police. Four people were rushed to area hospitals after a shooting inside a home in the 200 block of Gerth Street SW in Tumwater early Wednesday morning. Police said three men broke into a home around 2 a.m. Investigators said five people were inside the house and that the suspects then demanded money from a safe before gunfire erupted. One neighbor said she barricaded herself […]

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    Lynnwood day care is repeated target of security camera thief, police say

    LYNNWOOD, Wash. — Police are looking to identify a man caught on video ripping surveillance cameras off the walls outside of a Snohomish County day care center. Cops believe the same suspect has been repeatedly targeting the center near 68th Avenue West and 196th Street SW. Managers at the center aren’t sure if the suspect is selling the cameras as scrap or if he’s trying to disable their security system. “I think he’s just really stupid,” said manager Becky Harris. […]

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    Police: Teens kill acquaintance, burn down home to conceal murder

    AUBURN, Wash. — Two men are under arrest, an adult man and a teenage boy, both accused of shooting and killing 19-year-old Michael Clayton and then setting fire to his home in an attempt to conceal the crime. A 19-year-old man and a 17-year-old juvenile suspect are both under arrest and could be facing serious charges. Court documents reveal the man and teen may have killed Michael Clayton for beating up one of the suspects. Police believe the two made […]

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    Seattle Police working in two-person teams after Dallas shooting

    SEATTLE — The Seattle Police Officer’s Guild demanded that the Seattle Police Department focus more on officer safety ever since the deadly shooting in Dallas that left 5 officers dead and several others wounded. Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole confirmed on Friday that nearly every officer would be working in teams of two. But not every department can do the same. King County Sheriff John Urquhart said the officers in Dallas did what they had to do to minimize further casualties. […]

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    Tacoma cousin of Louisiana police shooting victim: ‘No man should get shot like that’

    TACOMA, Wash. — A Tacoma man told Q13 News that he is related to Alton Sterling, the man shot and killed by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Derrick Crocklem said he is heartbroken over his cousin’s death. Derrick said he had been visiting with his cousin, Sterling, only three weeks ago. “That little time we spent together three weeks ago, it hurts,” said Crocklem. “I never thought something like this would happen to him.” Crocklem said he would always remember […]

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    Stolen Sultan Food Bank delivery truck recovered; need for food donations greater than ever

    SULTAN, Wash. — Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies have a food bank’s truck that had been stolen weeks ago. The Sultan Food Bank says they use the truck to deliver food to hundreds of families, but now volunteers may not be able to use it at all. Officials said they don’t yet know if the truck is road-worthy after the box truck was found abandoned on a logging road. The agency said it doesn’t have the money to pay for a […]

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    Bird lovers cry foul over Port of Everett’s seagull abatement program

    MUKILTEO, Wash. – Federal wildlife officials have been hanging dead seagulls around the Port of Everett to scare off other seagulls. The birds’ fecal matter is damaging equipment and causing safety issues for employees at the Mount Baker Terminal, port officials said. The port has contracted with the USDA to help solve the problem. Wildlife officers are tying up dead birds by their feet and hanging them off the pier. While the USDA says the tactic is effective at scaring […]

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    Bail set at $5 milion for suspect accused of killing 3 in camper trailer in Lacey

    OLYMPIA, Wash. – Dugan Lawton, 24, is now behind bars in Thurston County. Police accuse him of a gruesome shooting that killed three people and injured a fourth in Lacey last week. Prosecutors said Lawton has an extensive criminal history, with at least five felony convictions. On Wednesday, some of the shooting victims’ families got a chance to see the man accused of pulling the trigger. “I’m pretty much numb right now,” said Steely Lynn-McGrath, sister to shooting victim Terron […]

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    State DOC officer shot, wounded in Auburn; suspect shot multiple times, police say

    AUBURN, Wash. — An officer with the Washington Department of Corrections was shot in the leg in Auburn Tuesday while trying to arrest a person on a warrant, police said.  Other law enforcement officers returned fire, hitting the suspect multiple times. The shooting occurred at 3428 I St. NE, police said. Police said that an ATF/DOC task force was attempting to arrest a person on a warrant at about 3 p.m. when the suspect pulled out a gun and fired […]