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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    Teenager killed in possible gang-related shooting in Auburn

    AUBURN, Wash. — Police spent hours searching for suspects after finding a 17-year-old teenager in a car suffering from multiple gunshot wounds Friday morning. The shooting happened in the 2400 block of F Street SE; the victim was found sitting in his car. Medics tried to save him but he died at the scene. Some neighbors told Q13 News they were stunned to learn the victim was so young. “Our children are being murdered in the streets,” said Leticia Figueroa. […]

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    New budget could mean boost in number of Tacoma police, firefighters

    TACOMA, Wash. — More police officers could be hitting the streets of Tacoma soon. A new budget proposal by the city’s manager could pay for more police officers and firefighters.  Meanwhile, other Puget Sound law enforcement agencies are being told to slash budgets. The new budget is coming as a surprise to some because last spring city department heads were told they may need to cut up to 4% of their budgets to stay out of the red. But now […]

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    ‘This is 100% preventable:’ Teenage passenger killed in possible DUI crash

    ENUMCLAW, Wash. — One teenager died and four others were injured in a car crash over the weekend. The driver is under arrest for possibly being intoxicated at the time of the accident. The Washington State Patrol said the crash happened along State Route 410 near milepost 48.  Investigators said the group of young people had just left a party in the woods early Sunday morning. Investigators said the driver of a car, 18-year-old Bryson Stubbles, lost control of his […]

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    Lynden man pleads not guilty to charges he left grandson, elderly man living in deplorable conditions

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Police accuse a father of leaving his family to fend for themselves in deplorable conditions. Investigators said what they found inside a Whatcom County home was not only disgusting but also dangerous. Whatcom County sheriff’s deputies said it referred a 77-year-old man and his 13-year-old grandson to protective services after they were both found living in a home without running water or toilets. Medics told police the incident was one of the worst cases of neglect they […]

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    More parking, bike lanes planned for Point Defiance Park

    TACOMA, Wash. — Big changes are coming to Point Defiance Park, including bike lanes, shuttle buses and new parking spaces could be on the way. Metro Parks Tacoma is reaching out to the public to help figure out how to make the best of millions of dollars marked for improvements. Voters approved a nearly $200 million bond measure in 2014 to pay for improvements across the park system. The park district said one of the biggest problems it heard from […]

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    ‘Calm the violence’: Everett students’ nerves frayed after recent area shootings

    EVERETT, Wash. – An early morning shooting forced a lockdown at Everett High School while police searched for a gunman they said shot a man off campus. The shooting happened around 7 a.m. At the same time, hundreds of kids were already on their way to school. All of this happened just days after the mass shooting at Cascade Mall in Skagit County. Some students told Q13 News how they are dealing with the threat of gun violence. Officials said […]

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    Two kids hit by cars in past 8 days while walking to school in Federal Way district

    FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — A 9-year-old boy is recovering at Harborview Medical Center in satisfactory condition after being struck by a car while crossing the street near his elementary school. For the second time in two weeks, a child has been hit while walking to school; both of the kids go to schools in the same district. The female driver who police said caused Thursday’s accident has been cited for failing to stop for people in a crosswalk. People who […]

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    Boyfriend of mother killed in bus shelter crash calls for better protection for passengers

    Tommy Williamson said he is still struggling to cope after his girlfriend was killed in a crash while she waited at a Kitsap Transit bus shelter.

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    Police arrest 21 adults, save 4 children in child sex sting

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — Nearly two dozen suspected child sex predators are off the streets after the Washington State Patrol conducted a sting operation in Thurston County. Police said they caught some repeat offenders during what they call Operation Net Nanny. The state patrol said they made a record-setting 21 arrests, and investigators said some of the suspects are no strangers to law enforcement. One man has a child rape conviction from 15 years ago and another had only recently bailed […]

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    Hoquiam pastor pleads not guilty to child molestation charges

    MONTESANO, Wash. — A local pastor pleaded not guilty to two counts of child molestation Monday afternoon. Grays Harbor County sheriff’s deputies arrested 67-year-old Adair Krack last week for allegedly sexually molesting two young girls. Court records said the two victims in the case are sisters and the latest alleged assault happened last summer during a vacation bible school. Several local ministers told Q13 News they were shocked to hear about the allegations, saying Krack is a beloved and trusted […]