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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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  • Hot, dry weather forcing bears to look for new food sources — in neighborhoods

    WOODINVILLE, Wash. — The hot, dry weather is pushing bears into neighborhoods; one bear was caught strolling through a Woodinville backyard twice in two days. It’s happening in the Bear Creek community near NE 156th Street. “I was making coffee in the kitchen,” said homeowner Jennifer Beeler, ”I looked out and it was just standing there staring at me.” Beeler locked eyes with the bear looking for food in her backyard. “I immediately grabbed my camera and went to my […]

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    ‘Something different about this summer': Firefighters worried more brush fires will erupt near homes

    SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Fire crews are mopping up hotspots near the Eastmont neighborhood east of Everett after a quick-moving brush fire erupted there Wednesday. The hot, dry summer has firefighters sounding the alarm, warning homeowners to be ready for wildfires on the west side of the Cascades. Wednesday’s brush fire moved fast. At one point, firefighters put more than a dozen homes on alert to be ready to evacuate. But crews quickly got the fire under control. Yet, they’re worried […]

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    U-pick blueberry farm could close after insurance company cancels policy

    LAKE STEVENS, Wash. — After nearly 40 years in operation, a small, you-pick-them  blueberry farm might have to close its doors. Penryn Farm asks for donations from berry pickers, but the farm owner said his insurance company told him that makes the berry patch a business and that it would have to cancel his homeowner’s policy. Every day, families show up early to get first pick at the blueberries. The 3-acre blueberry patch sits on private property. Bob Fink and […]

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    ‘Melting’ U.S. Highway 2 gets new pavement

    STARTUP, Wash. — The hot start to the summer is doing a number on our roads. Sections of U.S. Highway 2 is getting a fresh coat of asphalt after the high temperatures and heavy traffic made the pavement look like it was melting in early June. Caitlyn Meadow’s cherry stand sits right next to heavy construction equipment, and thanks to the busy work crews, she said business is taking a hit. “Tuesdays are usually really slow but I’m sure the […]

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    Canadian wildfires pushing smoke across Puget Sound

    FERNDALE, Wash. — The hazy skies across Puget Sound are the result of wildfires burning in British Columbia, Canada, and it may stick around for a while. Air quality alerts were in place for both Skagit and Whatcom counties on Monday. It almost looks like any other cloudy day but the haze is actually from more than 70 wildfires burning across British Columbia. “This kind of air quality is really unusual for us here,” said Katie Skipper with the Northwest […]

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    2 teens arrested for arson in connection with quick-moving brush fire in Lacey

    LACEY, Wash. — Two teens were arrested for investigation of second-degree arson in connection with a quick-moving brush fire that erupted near the 8600 block of Martin Way on Thursday, Lacey police said. The teens are believed to have intentionally set the fire, police said, adding that they are also being investigated for another possible arson in the county. Witnesses working nearby said they first heard fireworks and then saw smoke. Crews pushed through the dense brush and heavy timber, […]

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    Local fire departments anticipate a busy, dangerous holiday weekend

    LYNNWOOD, Wash. — The city of Lynnwood is not taking any chances in this hot, dry weather. Officials warn anyone lighting off fireworks within the city limits could be in big trouble. Lynnwood police arrested two men after they allegedly set off fireworks,  causing a small brush fire near the Alderwood Mall. This is the first year fireworks are completely banned in Lynnwood but they’re not hard to find. Just past the city limits, in unincorporated Snohomish County, fireworks are […]

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    Firefighters battle Mansfield Fire in rural Douglas County, now 50% contained

    MANSFIELD, Wash. – Several firefighters who doused flames in Wenatchee are now battling a 3,500-acre brush fire in Douglas County. The Road 6 Fire sparked Monday afternoon about 6 miles south of the town of Mansfield. Officials suspect lightning sparked the fire but they still don’t know for sure. Fire crews appear to have a good handle on the blaze but stiff winds could push the fire out of control again. “If we get lightning, or a pickup drives through […]

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    24 homes, 4 businesses burn as Chelan County wildfire tears through thousands of acres

    WENATCHEE, Wash. — Officials said a brief rainstorm blowing through Wenatchee Monday morning brought some help to crews fighting devastating fires that had burned at least two dozen homes and forced hundreds of residents to evacuate. The Sleepy Hollow Fire began Sunday afternoon outside of Wenatchee and burned within the city limits late Sunday night, Rich Magnussen with the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office said. On Monday morning, more than 150 evacuees had checked into the Red Cross Shelter at Eastmont […]

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    Wenatchee neighbors get their first look at devastating wildfire damage

    WENATCHEE, Wash. – The Sleepy Hollow Fire swept through the Broadview neighborhood late Sunday night and early Monday, leaving a devastating path of destruction behind. At least two dozen homes burned, and many who live there have lost everything. “I don’t even know what to say,” said neighbor Megan Castillo. Two homes on Valley Vue Road burned completely to the ground – another roof caught fire. Now all that’s left is charred rubble, scorched appliances and neighbors dousing the hotspots. […]