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
  • Winter storm downs trees, power lines; mudslide closes highway

    TACOMA, Wash. – Wind and rain toppled trees into power lines and homes – and a mudslide shut down a busy highway for several hours. People inside a Tacoma home near Wright Park got quite a scare when a giant tree came crashing down onto the roof. Luckily nobody was hurt. It was just one of several incidents blamed on the nasty weather this weekend. “Never seen anything like that before,” said neighbor Jerome Ward. “We’ve had lots of windstorms. […]

  • Winter storm slammed drivers on Snoqualmie Pass

    Slippery conditions on Interstate-90 caused big-time headaches for drivers on Friday.

  • Police search for sex assault suspect who targeted woman walking alone in Tumwater

    TUMWATER, Wash. – Police in Thurston County are on the hunt for a man they say viciously sexually assaulted a woman who was minding her own business walking down the street. It happened around 5:30 p.m. Monday night along Kimmie Street SW in Tumwater. After hearing about the attack, some in the area told Q13 News there are tools everyone can learn to protect themselves in similar situations. Police say the victim, a 41-year-old woman from Roy, was walking down […]

  • Bias crimes are up 230 percent in Seattle, new audit finds

    SEATTLE – Federal law enforcement agencies say incidents of vandalism spurred by hate are happening more often in our area. Local governments are seeing the trend. Reports of racial, religious and homophobic hate crimes are higher than they’ve been in the last five years. The City of Seattle has been crunching the numbers and they show hate crimes are on a sharp increase, up 230 percent between 2012 and November of 2016. “We don’t want any of this happening in […]

  • ‘One Table’ discussions begin to try to curb homeless growth in King County

    SEATTLE — Monday marked the first time local government leaders, outreach services, business owners and rich donors met to come up with new ways to tackle our region’s homelessness crisis. It’s being touted as a new plan to treat homelessness regionally rather than as it is now – fractured between cities and King County. The new approach is being called “One Table.” The goal this time is to identify the root causes and stop people from falling into homelessness in […]

  • Bald eagle dies after being shot; $2,000 reward offered for information

    ARLINGTON, Wash. – State wildlife officers are struggling to understand why anybody would shoot and kill a bald eagle. Officers say that’s exactly what happened on Wednesday near Monroe in rural Snohomish County. Trained volunteers tried saving the animal but its injuries were too severe. “Animals don’t have anywhere else to go,” said Jessie Paolello, clinic manager at Sarvey Wildlife Care Center. “They’re going to keep coming closer and closer to people because we’re taking over their space.” The bald […]

  • ‘Thank you for what you do for all of us’ Hundreds gather to pay tribute to slain deputy

    Hundreds of people lined the streets to pay their respects to Deputy Daniel McCartney during Wednesday morning’s procession.

  • Volunteers build online crime watch page for Pierce County

    PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. – Neighbors watching out for neighbors — that’s the goal of an online crime watch group in Pierce County. Last week, the Pierce County sheriff said he could use more deputies on the beat to patrol the more than 1,800 square miles of unincorporated county. But until more cops hit the streets, this online community is working hard to help be the eyes and ears for their county. The Facebook page is called Pierce County Crime and […]

  • Police: 7 Puyallup, Milton officers shoot, kill man who opened fire near Puyallup Recreation Center

    PUYALLUP, Wash. — Seven police officers shot and killed a man who abandoned a van on Valley Avenue Northwest, tried to hide behind a pole and then opened fire Friday night, the Puyallup Police Department said. The incident began when the Fife Police Department received a report of a reckless drive in the 4300 block of 70th Avenue East. “The reporting party described the vehicle as swerving into oncoming traffic and stopping in the middle of the road.” Two minutes […]

  • Pierce County deputy safety: ‘Maybe they need their backup in the front seat with them’

    SOUTH HILL, Wash. – Friday morning’s incident in which a lone deputy fired shots at two suspects in a stolen vehicle marks the second officer-involved shooting in unincorporated Pierce County in less than a week. The deputy who opened fire Friday morning was working solo in his police cruiser, according to investigators. So was deputy Daniel McCartney, the officer shot and killed late Sunday night while chasing a suspect in a home-invasion robbery in Frederickson. Some neighbors are now wondering what […]