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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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Recent Articles
  • Lightning strikes tree in Everett; debris damages home, gas line

    EVERETT — Lightning is likely to blame for splintering a tree and rupturing a gas line on the 2100 block of West Mukilteo Boulevard Friday. Everett firefighters arrived on scene to report the tree had split and branches fell onto a house. The exploding tree sent debris flying across the street into neighbor’s yards. Approximately 650 lightning strikes across western WA today. #WAWX — NWS Seattle (@NWSSeattle) August 14, 2015 Firefighters and Puget Sound Energy also responded to the scene […]

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    Tree explodes from lightning strike in Tacoma; branches sent flying across neighborhood

    TACOMA – A fast moving summer thunderstorm caused havoc on Tacoma’s east side. Lightning struck a 90-foot-tall tree, sending limbs and branches across the neighborhood. “I heard a big boom,” said neighbor Diane Blount, “I though it was an earthquake because our house shook.” The tree used to be across the street from Blount’s home. Several branches flew at least 50 feet into her driveway. “I’m blessed that nobody got hurt and all I can say is the Bible is […]

  • Mom says stranger snapped pics of her child in Walmart; police say there’s no crime

    SEQUIM, Wash. — A young mother caught a stranger using a cellphone to take pictures of her 3-year-old son inside a Walmart last week. But the boy’s mother got quite a shock when police said the stranger had done nothing wrong. “I feel like I can’t protect my son,” Kathy Wolcott said Tuesday. “I feel like there’s nothing I can do to protect them.” Wolcott said she caught a stranger lurking nearby in a grocery aisle holding a cellphone in […]

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    Spontaneous combustion blamed for southwest Seattle brush fire

    SEATTLE — A pile of rags soaked with wood stain left in direct sunlight is being blamed for a 2-acre brush fire south of West Seattle. The fire erupted down a steep embankment early Monday afternoon in the 10900 block of 39th Avenue Southwest. Several homeowners called 911 saying they saw smoke billowing into the sky. At least a dozen homes sitting on top of the steep cliff were in the direct path of the fire. Down below, fire fighters […]

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    Debris from Japan’s 2011 tsunami that washed ashore to be sorted, recycled in Seattle

    SEATTLE — More than four years after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, debris still litters the U.S. coastline from Alaska to California. A barge filled with 1 million pounds of that debris is now docked in Seattle. Chris Pallister, co-founder of Gulf of Alaska Keeper, said the mountain of debris is also a graveyard. “In all of these bags there’s remnants of people’s lives,” he said. “Crushed buildings, businesses, personal effects. Shoes, there’s thousands of shoes on that […]

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    Vandals use axes to damage homeowner’s property twice in three days

    SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – A homeowner near Marysville documents damage after vandals trashed his property twice in less than one week. “The first thing you notice is the blunt force required to bust it off of the hinges,” said Foley Cleveland as he examined a damaged door frame. Cleveland owns the rental property and said vandals for some unknown reason kicked, axed, and picked their way into all three buildings on the property. “We don’t feel safe at this point,” […]

  • State trying to balance rising wolf population with ranchers’ concerns for livestock

    CLE ELUM, Wash. — The population of gray wolves is on the rise in Washington. Now the problem for the state is trying to balance the wolf`s recovery with the needs of ranchers in danger of losing livestock. In the lush Teanaway Valley, cows amble along and graze. But rancher Sam Kayser knows the wolves are close. “We just had one of our animals killed. State and federal wildlife officials confirmed it,” he said. It’s that kind of interaction that […]

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    18 counties in Washington under ‘extreme fire danger,’ including King, Pierce, Snohomish

    PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. — It’s an unprecedented summer as 18-counties in Washington state are under extreme wildfire danger, including both King and Pierce counties. The cooler temperatures on Monday weren’t enough to eliminate the threat. The Sunrise Fire near Graham has already scorched 80 acres, and thousands of people have been told they should be ready to leave their homes. This fire sparked just a couple of days ago and firefighters believe they have a pretty good handle on it. […]

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    Badly decomposed body found in duffel bag in SeaTac identified as Utah woman

    SEATTLE — The badly decomposed body found in a duffel bag outside a SeaTac apartment building was identified Thursday as a 23-year-old Utah woman who was visiting the area. The King County Medical Examiner’s Office said the remains were that of Jenna K. Ferguson and that her estimated time of death was July 20. Her body was discovered in the bag a week later, on Monday, July 27. The King County Sheriff’s Office said her death is still being investigated […]

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    Police release surveillance video in search for Lacey arsonist

    LACEY, Wash. — Police need help to hunt down an arsonist who allegedly set fire to the Bongiorno Brew coffee stand. Surveillance cameras caught the fireball that destroyed the stand on Lacey Boulevard last week, but the cameras also caught a glimpse of the suspect. The coffee shop is still closed and the damage inside is extensive. But the DVR recording the surveillance cameras survived and caught the suspect in the act. Police say the suspect had a clear plan. […]