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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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    15 apartment complexes, condo buildings found violating fire alarm requirements

    MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, Wash. — Fire officials in Snohomish County said more than a dozen condo buildings and apartment complexes aren’t updated with legally required fire alarms. The compliance crackdown comes nearly a year after a fire killed a person in their Everett apartment on New Year’s Eve. Snohomish County Fire District 1 Assistant Chief Tod Gates said his office has inspected dozens of properties since the deadly Everett fire. He said the goal of the new regulations is to make […]

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    Bystander jumps in to help Bremerton police officer being attacked

    BREMERTON, Wash. – The incident was caught on cellphone video; investigators say it shows a violent felon attacking a Bremerton police officer. Police Chief Steve Strachan said it could have turned into a deadly altercation had an innocent bystander not stepped in to help officer Spencer Berntsen. Multiple cellphone cameras captured the moment when the physical altercation broke out. “I didn’t realize what had fully happened until I watched the videos,” said Berntsen. “That explains why I’m so dang stiff […]

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    Missing family with toddler, infant survive 48 hours in wilderness

    MATLOCK, Wash. — The McAlister family spent Tuesday night out in the cold, wind and rain and Wednesday night in their van. They kept warm using the car’s heater, the only food they had was Halloween candy. Jason McAlister said he knew if they didn’t make it out of the woods on Wednesday, his family could have been in deep trouble. “Everybody’s good, God’s great, happy to be alive,” he said. Jason said his family’s minivan got stuck on a […]

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    Missing Grays Harbor family found alive in Mason County

    Breaking update: The family has been found in Mason County walking near the Matlock Store, according to sheriff’s deputies. Their exact condition is not yet known, but officials say they are alive. Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Shumate says deputies are heading to the scene and will provide more information as it becomes available. Previous story: MONTESANO, Wash. — Police are frantically searching for a Grays Harbor County family who has been missing since Tuesday morning. Family members tell Q13 News […]

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    State Supreme Court hears case of flower shop owner denying service to gay couple

    BELLEVUE, Wash. – There were huge crowds Tuesday at Bellevue College as the Washington State Supreme Court heard arguments in a case against a Richland, Wash., flower shop owner who denied service to a gay couple. The Washington State Attorney General’s Office and the American Civil Liberties Union believe Barronelle Stutzman violated discrimination laws when she denied service to the couple in her Eastern Washington flower shop, Arlene’s Flowers. But Stutzman’s supporters believe she had no choice but to follow […]

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    Elected officials in Northwest urge state, federal lawmakers to contain oil train threat

    MOSIER, Ore.  — It’s been more than six months since an oil train derailed and caught fire along the Columbia River in Oregon. Miraculously, nobody was killed but more than 40,000 gallons of oil spilled during the crash. The underground water table and Columbia River were both contaminated by the spill. On Monday, dozens of city, county and tribal lawmakers called on state and federal lawmakers to do more to keep people living along train tracks safe. King County Executive […]

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    ‘I didn’t think it would happen here’: Neighbors in Tacoma stunned by killing

    TACOMA, Wash. — A young woman was gunned down in her own car on a quiet Tacoma residential street Friday morning. Tacoma Police said detectives are looking for a suspect. It happened at North 7th Avenue and North Pine Streets around 2:30 a.m. Friday. Police said the young woman was alone in her car when she was killed, and detectives believe she may have been targeted. “Very terrifying,” said neighbor Brittany Jones. “I couldn’t’ go back to sleep.” Jones said […]

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    ‘I try not to get emotional but it’s hard’: Family of man shot at bus stop speaks out

    SEATTLE – Five people were shot at a downtown Seattle bus stop Wednesday night; four of them were still at Harborview Medical Center recovering from their injuries on Thursday evening. One of the victims is 26-year-old Jesse Baker; police said he was shot in his back. Jesse’s family were blessed to learn he will likely survive his injuries. “Me and my brother are really close,” said Jesse’s sister, Rayya. “I try not to get emotional but it’s hard.” Rayya said […]

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    Soldiers react to Trump’s promise to treat veterans better

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Tuesday night, President-elect Donald Trump pledged to supporters that his administration would do more for military veterans. Q13 News asked several soldiers what Trump’s promise means to them during an expedited citizenship naturalization ceremony held on Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Wednesday. Opinions were mixed among active service members and veterans. Petty Officer Gus Calero said he spent 15 years serving in the Navy while not being a citizen. “Finally I can say I’m a U.S. […]

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    Snohomish County election processing center in full swing

    MUKILTEO, Wash. – Snohomish County Auditor Carolyn Weikel said voter turnout appears to be similar to races back in 2008. On Tuesday county employees poured over ballots, scrutinizing signatures and verifying information at the election processing center in Mukilteo. Weikel said the auditor’s office maintained its focus on security this election year. “We do have security patrolling the parking lot, so yes this year we had extra concerns,” she said. County employees had counted more than 250,000 ballots by Tuesday […]