Hello! First, I want to say I feel lucky to cover important matters affecting Western Washington. I am inherently curious, which comes in handy when you are a journalist.

I am an East Coast native, mostly grew up in Northern Virginia right on the outskirts of DC. After graduating from the University of Maryland-College Park, I got my first news job at CTV, a government-run news operation covering Prince George’s County in Maryland.

My journey to expand my reporting experience also took me to Tennessee. One of my most memorable stories working at the ABC affiliate in Knoxville was my investigation into the opioid epidemic.
I uncovered an opioid pipeline from Florida to Tennessee and the investigation received an Edward R. Murrow award and an Associated Press award for Best Enterprise.

Over the years at Q13FOX I have covered countless issues including crime, homelessness, government accountability, real estate trends and mental health issues.

I was so honored when I received an Emmy award for a news series that not only aimed to educate people on teen suicide but also to change the dialogue.

Some of my biggest personal milestones have also happened here in the Seattle area.
I got married! And my husband and I were lucky enough to bring our son into the world.

Together, we love to eat and explore the beautiful PNW.

In my free time I also love to squeeze in hikes and dance lessons. Did I mention I love food?

Recent Articles
  • Suspects in downtown Seattle shooting plead not guilty

    SEATTLE — William Ray Tolliver and Marquise Tolbert, two men accused in January’s mass shooting in downtown Seattle, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday. They are both charged with eight counts, including murder. They are accused of killing a 50-year-old woman and injuring seven others, including a 9-year-old boy, during a shootout at Third Avenue and Pine Street. The two are accused of getting into a gun battle with a rival gang member, Jamel Jackson. Jackson was charged with unlawful possession […]

  • Woman accused of drugging another woman, plotting to steal baby pleads not guilty

    TACOMA — A woman accused of plotting to steal a newborn baby has been officially charged. Prosecutors say 38-year-old Juliette Parker schemed for months, posed as a photographer and even drugged a woman as part of the elaborate conspiracy.  Her 16-year-old daughter was also involved, officials say. Court documents say the woman and her daughter laced a cupcake and gave it to a woman, Elysia Miller, in hopes of stealing her baby. Parker is accused of posing as a photographer […]

  • City of Seattle and other parties sue King County Executive Dow Constantine over inquest of police shootings

    KING COUNTY – The inquest process in King County continues to remain in limbo with a legal fight awaiting a judge in Superior Court in March. The city of Seattle and several other parties are suing King County Executive Dow Constantine over his handling of the fact-finding process. An inquest is not a criminal proceeding but it can have criminal implications depending on what facts come out in front of a jury. Legal experts say what’s unique about an inquest […]

  • With less than 30 days left in the legislature, not much agreement on how to handle $30 car tab drama

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — With around 28 days left in the legislative session, it’s unclear if any solutions will pass in time to resolve the drama around $30 car tabs. “I would like to address the issue this year, my constituents have been asking me to do something,” Senator Marko Liias said. The fight over Tim Eyman’s Initiative 976 has been so complicated and political it continues to play out in the courts. “We do not know when we will receive […]

  • School bond measures in Snohomish County are not faring well

    EDMONDS, Wash. —  Many school bond measures across Pierce and King County are passing after Tuesday’s election, but it’s a different story in Snohomish County. As of Wednesday, voters in the county were rejecting big bond measures in several districts including Snohomish, Mukilteo, Everett and Edmonds. At Spruce Elementary, they make the most of a cramped space. “It’s old and worn out but it’s horrendously overcrowded,” Capital Projects Director Edward Peters with Edmonds School District  said. Jolene Finch has a […]

  • Lacey couple joins legal fight against Seattle Children’s after they say baby girl contracted Aspergillus

    SEATTLE – At 20 weeks pregnant, Micah and Katie Hutt received news that no parent ever wants to hear, their baby had a heart defect. “It was a no brainer to take her to (Seattle) Children’s,” Katie said. Right after birth, and instead of going home, their baby girl Beth went to Seattle Children’s and received her first surgery in August 2019 and then again in November. “We love the surgeon, we love the support staff, we love the nurses,” […]

  • Many in Thurston County impacted by flood damage ‘We need help’

    OLYMPIA – Getting around parts of Olympia on Friday felt like a maze with some roads turning into rivers. “It`s stressful, definitely surreal,” Olympia resident Lindsey Chapman said. Closed roads are an inconvenience but flooded homes are people`s livelihoods. “The stress is unimaginable I’ve been talking to the people in the B building who live on the first floor and all of a sudden their homeless,” resident Rick Fague said. Thursday afternoon, Riverside Manor Apartments was dry for the most […]

  • With special elections around the corner, local elections officials talk security

    Washington state will hold a special election on Feb. 11 and officials are working to protect your vote.

  • Repeat, violent offenders back in the spotlight – again – after downtown Seattle shooting

    SEATTLE – The suspects in a deadly downtown Seattle shooting are still on the loose and have a very long and violent criminal history. Marquise Tolbert has 21 arrests, and some of his most recent convictions are felonies. On June 2018, police say he stole about a $1,000 worth of goods from a Target and tried to evade police before he was arrested. On August 2018, he went after a woman inside a Michael`s store in Bellevue and violently snatched […]

  • People furious over downtown Seattle crime pack council meeting

    SEATTLE – Seattle city leaders felt the heat on Tuesday as residents held their feet to the fire over downtown crime. The recent shooting at 3rd Avenue and Pine Street that left one person dead and seven injured opened a floodgate of frustration at the City Council’s safety committee meeting. Dozens signed up to speak but the two minutes allotted to each resident, barely scratching the surface of people’s anger. “I don’t want to live in a city surrounded by […]

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