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
  • Fireworks likely sparked fire that disrupted Comcast service in Puyallup

    PUYALLUP, Wash. — Comcast officials say a fire, likely started by fireworks, damaged fiber-optic lines in Puyallup on the 4th of July — knocking out service to as many as 10,000 customers. Comcast Washington said crews found sparklers at the scene and believe fireworks caused the outage. Service was expected to be restored some time Wednesday afternoon. Comcast engineers say they are working to resolve the issue and that they appreciate customers’ patience. Service back up for some, but we're […]

  • First responders prepare for busy Fourth of July night

    AUBURN, Wash. — First responders are preparing for a busy Fourth of July evening. Firefighters across the region are at the ready to respond to fireworks-related fires and injuries. The holiday weekend began badly when two young boys were sent to the hospital after getting hurt playing with fireworks. It happened on the Muckleshoot Reservation Monday evening. Investigators said 12- and 15-year-old cousins were injured: one boy lost two fingers, the other got shrapnel in his arm after handling a […]

  • New park security cameras stream live video to police

    PUYALLUP, Wash. – Puyallup police have gone high-tech said to enhance safety and security of the city’s residents and visitors to public parks. New surveillance cameras were installed in a pair of parks to keep watch where police officers can’t always be. The camera systems have been installed at Pioneer Park and Veterans Park. The Tacoma News Tribune reports the cameras cost $7,500 and the money came from a grant. Many families at Pioneer Park told Q13 News they support the […]

  • Washington’s legal limbo on life jacket requirements

    MAPLE VALLEY, Wash. – Many of us will likely head to our region’s lakes and rivers to keep cool this holiday weekend. First responders tell Q13 News the water’s temperatures across our region are still cold enough to be dangerous for you and your family. But do you have to wear a life jacket? It turns out the laws are not so cut and dry and at least one first responder thinks they should be required whatever kind of vessel you […]

  • Neighbors worry ‘Navigation Center’ homeless shelter opening is being rushed

    SEATTLE –The city of Seattle’s Navigation Center homeless shelter has a new opening date after being put on hold since April. By mid-July, the shelter could begin servicing more than 70 people a day — offering meals, showers and a safe place to sleep along with round-the-clock case management. But one neighborhood preservation group, Friends of Little Saigon, worries the city is rushing through the process without carefully listening to the community’s concerns. Some in the International District worry their […]

  • Convicted killer released from prison accused in girlfriend’s murder

    EVERETT, Wash. – Police in Everett arrested a man in connection with the brutal murder of a woman who officers said the suspect was dating, 46-year-old Shannon Yeager. The suspect, 62-year-old John Derosia, is no stranger to the justice system — he already served a decade in prison for murdering his wife. Derosia has been out of prison since 2014 and in the past three years, the state said he missed only one required meeting with his parole officers. The […]

  • ATF demonstrates power, danger of illegal fireworks

    TUKWILA, Wash. – Representatives from regional law enforcement agencies gathered in Seattle to demonstrate the dangers of illegal and contraband fireworks. According to the Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office, fire departments and emergency rooms across the state recorded 327 fireworks-related fires or injuries in 2016. As retail firework stands are scheduled to open across Washington on June 28, explosives experts provided a visual display of the potential threat to people using illegal fireworks. Special Agent Brennan Phillips from the Bureau […]

  • Fireworks-related wildfires, injuries expected leading up to 4th of July

    BONNEY LAKE, Wash. – State and local fire officials are sounding the alarm about illegal fireworks in our area. The Fourth of July is about a week away. First responders are warning that families could be at risk even if they don’t light off fireworks. Experts are expecting fireworks-related brush fires and serious injuries leading into the holiday and beyond. “Just like manufacturing meth, or any other kind of illegal product, there’s a hazard to the community,” said Brennan Phillips […]

  • First responders worry hot weather could lead to water rescues this weekend

    KING COUNTY, Wash. – Our area’s first responders know the public has heard this message before – but they said you need to hear it again. Be careful when getting out on the water this weekend. Record snowpack in the mountains means the waters are still cold enough to pose a danger to your family. “Our first high temperatures that we’ve seen in quite a while and the water is still very, very cold,” said King County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark […]

  • 13-year-old plans suicide after ‘absolutely heartbreaking’ yearbook bullying

    BUCKLEY, Wash. – A Washington state mother said she was heartbroken after her 13-year-old son told her he wanted to kill himself after relentless bullying at school. His mom also told Q13 News that the boy’s classmates wrote hateful messages in his school yearbook, telling him he should commit suicide. The 7th-grader said he would usually try to arrive late to class to avoid his bullies – but last week’s incident was too much for him to handle, and he planned to […]