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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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Recent Articles
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    Mama bear, 2 cubs climb tree in Puyallup neighborhood, surprise residents

    PUYALLUP, Wash. – Three bears made a big scene in Pierce County after climbing a tree and startling neighbors. A mother bear and her two cubs climbed nearly 100 feet into the tree early Tuesday morning. “The homeowner heard something banging on their shed and the dog started barking and they saw the bear scurry up the tree,” said Sgt. Ted Jackson, of the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife. Wildlife officers placed scents on the ground to try […]

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    ‘It’s going to be ridiculous’: Chinese presidential visit closes Seattle streets

    LATEST: Traffic back-ups, protests, up-to-the-minute news on Xi Jinping’s visit>>>  SEATTLE — If you think Seattle traffic is bad on a weekday morning, just wait to see what it looks like for the next three days. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Seattle from Tuesday through Thursday will close several streets downtown and cause roving roadblocks to pop up all across the region. City officials are already sounding the alarm, saying if commuters don’t have to go downtown, maybe they […]

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    Activists allege racial profiling after traffic stop sends 15-year-old to immigration agents

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Activists are calling for change at the Bellingham Police Department after a teenage undocumented immigrant pulled over for a traffic violation ended up in the hands of Border Patrol agents. Fifteen-year-old Alfredo “Lelo” Juarez first told officers he was 18 and that he did not have a driver’s license. What happened next prompted activists to file a formal complaint with the BPD  alleging racial profiling. More than a dozen activists filled the police station’s lobby on Friday […]

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    Is Washington state prepared for a major earthquake and tsunami?

    SEATTLE — Scientists believe the Pacific Northwest is overdue for a massive earthquake. Voters in Seattle agreed to a levy to rebuild the old seawall along Seattle’s waterfront; it’s an attempt to minimize damage during a quake or tsunami. Tuesday’s magnitude 8.3 earthquake off the coast of Chile rattled the ground and triggered tsunami watches and advisories across the Pacific Ocean. Luckily, the waves that rolled into Southern California were minor, but scientists at the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network said […]

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    Neighbors near Puyallup blame homeless camp for property crimes

    PUYALLUP, Wash.  — Neighbors living along the shores of the Puyallup River believe property crime is out of control, and some worry it all stems from a nearby homeless camp. “Quality of life is in the toilet,” said Riverside Villa resident Cindy Mattson. Mattson and her neighbors said that thieves are targeting their small community. “I’ve had all kinds of stuff stolen,” said neighbor Dan Igou. “Tools, bikes, you name it.” “I’ve lost yard art, I lost a bicycle,” said […]

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    Seawall project delayed 1 year; expected to cost $70-million more than planned

    SEATTLE – City officials pledge to dig for answers into what went wrong with a projected cost overrun at the new seawall construction site. Mayor Ed Murray’s office announced it plans to spend another $200,000 to further study several aspects of the project’s design and construction. Several business owners also said the never-ending construction zone pushes tourist dollars away. “We’re glad that they’re working on it but it’s gotta be faster,” said store manager Kari Hicks. “We’ve got to get […]

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    Elderly woman hospitalized after escaping Bonney Lake house fire

    BONNEY LAKE, Wash. – A woman in her 70s survived a massive fire that gutted her Bonney Lake home on 218th Avenue Court East. Firefighters found the woman on her back porch with serious burns to her face and head. Neighbors watched the home burn, worried that she didn’t survive. “I was laying in bed and I heard explosions,” neighbor Shanna Johnson said. “I looked down the street and I saw the flames,” said neighbor Audrey Young. “It was fully […]

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    Parents sue Redmond shopping center, driver over daughter’s death

    REDMOND, Wash. — The parents of a 2-year-old girl killed by a vehicle in a slow-speed crash at Redmond Town Center is now suing the property’s owner. The child’s parents are also suing the driver because they claim he was high on drugs at the time of the accident. Veronica and Jonathan Dreher’s attorneys believe the owners of the Renton Town Center ignored code and safety standards when it designed parts of the property, which contributed to their daughter’s death. […]

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    Husband of woman who disappeared in Lakewood worries she’s been abducted

    LAKEWOOD, Wash. — It’s been nearly 48 hours since a Kirkland mom vanished from a parking lot in Lakewood. Now her husband is pleading for information that could return her unharmed. Moua Vang, 31, was last seen selling flowers at the farmer’s market on Tuesday. Her van and many of her personal items were left behind and nobody’s heard from her since. Lakewood Police scoured surveillance video but so far that hasn’t brought them any leads. “Tuesday was the last […]

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    Missing woman found safe; police say she staged own abduction to get away

    LAKEWOOD, Wash. — The mother of six who vanished from the Lakewood Farmers Market Tuesday night was found safe Thursday night. Authorities said she admitted staging her own abduction so that she could get away. Moua Vang, 31, had last been seen Tuesday, when she was selling flowers at the Lakewood Farmers Market. Her van and many of her personal items were left behind. Police investigated her disappearance as a possible abduction. But Lakewood police said Thursday night that Homeland […]