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I have been a broadcast journalist and storyteller for more than a decade. I got my foot in the door by running audio at a TV station and I later got the chance to tell stories using video as a photographer. I then jumped in front of the camera to start reporting.
I’ve spent my career in my home state of Arkansas, but Seattle feels like home because my wife, Sydney, is from Oregon, so there are plenty of friends and family nearby.
I’m known around the newsroom as…
“The Guy from Arkansas,” and I take pride in that.
What keeps me going…
The opportunity to work with incredibly talented people who work hard to perfect their craft. A Christian from the Bible Belt, I always look for opportunities to serve people in need.
My greatest TV moment…
Winning an Edward R. Murrow Award.
TV moment I would like to forget…
I was caught on live television calling the Texas Rangers a “Sinking Ship”. The blooper lived in infamy online for several days and made lots of people laugh. I’m just glad I was able to laugh at myself too.
If I had free time I would…
Spend every minute of it with my family, out and about in the Evergreen State. Washington has to be one of the most beautiful places in the country, and I am so happy to call it home.
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  • bacteria in water

    Officials testing water at popular beaches for bacteria

    DES MOINES, Wash. — Officials with the Department of Ecology began testing water this week at over 70 popular beaches around the Puget Sound to check for harmful bacteria that can cause serious illnesses. Bacteria is often to blame for several sick swimmers every year in our region. Officials check popular beaches on a weekly basis to ensure the safety of swimmers. Officials warn swimmers to wash with soap and fresh water before handling any food. For more information about popular […]

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    State authorities catch four pot shops selling to minors

    EVERETT — The Washington State Liquor Control Board began compliance checks at retail pot stores across the state last week and found four stores in violation for selling marijuana to minors. According to the state, two Tacoma stores — Mary Mart and Emerald Leaves — sold to minors during these routine checks. Green City Collective and Purple Haze, both in Everett, also sold to people under 21. The state considers selling to minors a major violation because of the threat […]

  • state worker walk out

    Thousands of state employees walk off job, picket for better pay as Legislature works on budget

    EVERETT — In a calculated move as the Legislature works on the budget, thousands of state employees from Aberdeen to Yakima walked off the job Wednesday and picketed for better pay. Lorrie Ellis said, “We are making less today than we were 10 years ago.” Ellis said she and her colleagues haven’t had a raise since 2008. During that seven-year stretch, they have had pay cuts and furloughs. Kit Apsel works at Everett Community College. Apsel said, “I made more […]

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    New Downtown Seattle Association website will act as forum for public to cite nuisance crimes

    SEATTLE — Despite police efforts, many people say they don’t feel safe in downtown Seattle. Now, a new website could become a forum to voice frustrations about repetitive crimes. Brianna Bray doesn’t come to Capital Hill much because aggressive panhandlers can be intimidating. She’s not alone. The Downtown Seattle Association says people who go downtown often complain of harassment, drug dealing and vandalism. This week, the association launched a new website for people to report those ongoing safety concerns. Downtown […]

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    Inslee declares statewide drought emergency

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a statewide drought emergency, clearing the way for state officials to ramp up aid to those suffering hardships from water shortages. Inslee says the state is already feeling the pain from historic low snowpack levels, with parts of the state severely hit. State agriculture officials are estimating a loss of $1.2 billion in crops this year because of dry conditions. And state wildfire managers are expecting wildfires earlier in the season […]

  • City Council urges Port of Seattle to reconsider lease agreement with Shell

    SEATTLE — The City Council voted unanimously Monday in favor of a resolution urging the Port of Seattle to reconsider its lease agreement allowing Shell to park its Arctic oil drilling rigs here. Opposition in Seattle grows as Shell’s Exploration fleet creeps closer to the city with its massive, 30-story high Arctic oil drilling rigs. Mark Hennon is one of those opposing Shell coming to the ports. “What that amounts to is a 300 -foot finger flipped at Seattle, flipped […]

  • swift water rescue

    Despite warm air temperatures, beware cold lakes and rivers — they can be deadly

    MAPLE VALLEY, Wash. — Unseasonably warm temperatures will send many people to Western Washington’s many lakes and rivers, but officials are warning people to be careful. On Friday morning, a swift water rescue team in King County practiced life-saving drills on the Cedar River near Maple Valley. Officials say they will inevitably use these skills in a life or death situation this year. It will be warmer than usual in the region this weekend but water temperatures are dangerously low. […]

  • bellingham arson

    Mom accused of setting fire to home with 12-year-old daughter inside

    BELLINGHAM — A woman has been arrested for allegedly setting fire to her home  with her 12-year-old daughter sleeping inside. Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo said Thursday that deputies arrested Casey Evans, 38, for a series of arsons on Locust Avenue in Bellingham. Elfo said Evans started grass fires and also torched a utility pole, woodshed and detached garage before setting her own home on fire. “A fire of that magnitude in that close proximity to other residents really has […]

  • car prowls

    At least 13 car break-ins in one night in Kirkland; police issue warning

    KIRKLAND — Detectives saw a string of 13 car prowls in Kirkland on one night this week, police say, and all the victims left valuables such as wallets, laptops and purses in sight. Cops say the 13 car break-ins happened Monday night but they started receiving reports about the crimes the following day. Emily LaFramboise woke up Tuesday morning to find her SUV window smashed and her iPod Nano stolen. “The thought of somebody else in my car and touching […]

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    Lake Stevens parents upset over late notice of teachers planning one-day strike on Friday

    LAKE STEVENS, Wash. — Parents say they support their teachers and want the state to provide more money for education, but they say a notice of a planned teacher walkout came with too little notice. “I’d say some parents are very frustrated due to the short notice,” Josh Wilson said Tuesday. Wilson and thousands of other parents found out Monday night that classes in the Lake Stevens School District would be canceled Friday. The district’s 8,000 students will not be […]