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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    Man poses as FBI agent, steals $130,000 from Seattle financial business, police say

    SEATTLE — A man posed as an FBI agent to get into a Seattle business and steal nearly $130,000 from a safe, according to Seattle police. That man even stole the surveillance footage that captured the incident. The heist was first reported by Capitol Hill Seattle Blog. Here’s the account given in the police report obtained by Q13 News: The suspect knocked on a security gate just after a man inside was closing the business around 7 p.m. on Jan. 25. […]

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    Grandmother says phony mechanics scammed her out of hundreds of dollars

    TACOMA, Wash. — An 83-year-old Pierce County grandmother told police she was scammed by phony mechanics, but she didn’t know she was being swindled until it was too late. The elderly woman says she was swindled out of hundreds of dollars. She asked Q13 News to not identify her or show her face on television because she said she is too embarrassed. “It hurts that somebody takes advantage of you,” she said. Her son Richard said he is also upset […]

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    Seattle releases plan to ‘rewrite’ homeless camp sweep policies

    SEATTLE — City leaders recently unveiled new plans for dealing with unauthorized homeless camp sweeps. Last week, the American Civil Liberties Union slapped a lawsuit against the city, claiming cleanup crews illegally seized and destroyed property during sweeps. The city released a 93-page proposal outlining plans to do a better job in notifying homeless people when the sweeps are happening. The proposal also details what the city plans to do with property left behind instead of throwing everything away. “Well, […]

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    Officer shoots, kills man brandishing knife in Lynnwood

    LYNNWOOD, Wash. – One man is dead after police opened fire, saying he charged at officers with a knife. Police said the the officer was forced to shoot the man in the middle of Highway 99. It happened around 9:30 a.m. Monday in Lynnwood. Investigators said it all started when a local business owner called 911 to complain about a man acting strangely and being combative. Minutes later, police said, they had to shoot the man after he threatened them […]

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    Burke-Gilman Trail’s ‘Missing Link’ could be completed by 2018

    SEATTLE — After more than a decade of waiting, Seattle could finally tie up a frustrating loose end and complete the Burke-Gilman Trail. The city has come up with four possible options to complete the missing link. It’s been a longtime coming because of everything from safety concerns to legal worries from businesses who could be affected by the project. Bicyclists believe anything will be better than what they have now. “It’s frustrating for me as a citizen of this […]

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    3-alarm fire displaces dozens in Lynnwood

    LYNNWOOD, Wash. – The massive structure fire that broke out in Snohomish County was still smoldering Thursday afternoon. An assisted living home under construction caught fire around 9:30 Wednesday night along Scriber Lake Road. Two firefighters injured battling the blaze have been released from the hospital. Police said the fire was so destructive they will be getting help from the ATF to determine the case. The searing heat, smoke and water severely damaged several apartment buildings directly behind the fire. […]

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    Shelton double murder suspect tracked down, kills himself in Oregon motel room

    SHELTON, Wash. – The suspect in a double murder in a Shelton home was tracked down and surrounded by law enforcement at a Motel 6 room in Pendleton, Oregon, where he shot himself and died after nearly a five-hour standoff, authorities said. Pendleton, Ore., Police Chief Stuart Roberts identified the suspect as Jared Abernathy, 33, of Western Washington. Roberts said a Pendleton officer located Abernathy’s car parked behind the Motel 6 in Pendleton just off Interstate 84 at about 1 […]

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    Hit-and-run driver apologizes to paralyzed victim during sentencing

    EVERETT, Wash. – It’s been one year and a day since a driver hit a young man, drove off and left his victim paralyzed forever, changing his life in one moment. On Tuesday, the man behind the wheel faced a judge for sentencing after he pleaded guilty to a felony charge. The victim, Scotty Becktell, was also in court, hoping the judge would sentence the driver to the maximum penalty. “It’s just hard when I can’t do a lot,” said […]

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    Organizers call Milo Yiannopoulos’ speech successful despite violent protests at UW

    SEATTLE – The man shot during violent protests last Friday was listed in serious condition Monday afternoon at Harborview Medical Center. The shooting happened during protests in University of Washington’s Red Square and during a speech given by controversial conservative speaker Milo Yiannopoulos inside Kane Hall. Despite the violence, student organizers are calling the event a success even though some believe police could have done more to keep the peace. The University of Washington Police Department told Q13 News its […]

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    Man shot, critically injured, when violence erupts during protest at UW campus

    Violence erupted at the University of Washington Friday night as protesters opposed to a right-wing speaker at the campus and his supporters clashed. Bricks, firecrackers and paint were thrown at officers and others -- and then a gunshot rang out.