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I joined the Q13 Fox News team in April of 2018. This is my first time living or, even being on the West Coast and I’m excited at the opportunity to get to know the Seattle community.

I’m an award winning journalist, and I’m excited at the chance at telling your stories.

My time in the news industry has given me the chance to live in a few different places across the country. Before Seattle, I worked for WNCN in Raleigh, NC, I worked for WBTW in Myrtle Beach, SC, and my station was at WBOC in Salisbury, MD.

All of these places have been home for me, but my home will always be the Philadelphia area.

I graduated with honors from Susquehanna University in 2010. I also went to high school at Salesianum in Wilmington, DE.

I love music, and art. I love to draw, and play guitar. I love going to shows. I love the beach and the ocean, and surfing.

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    TACOMA — For Tacoma City Councilmember Keith Blocker, the homelessness crisis in the city is one he feels personally connected to.  That’s because for most of his childhood, he experienced the struggles of living without a stable home. For the last few weeks, there has been a focus on homelessness in Tacoma. The city enacted a tent ban on Dec. 1. Weeks before the new law went into effect, the community had voiced their issues with the plan. In some […]

  • One dead, about 30 others displaced after apartment fire in SeaTac

    SEATAC, Wash. – One person was killed and dozens of others were displaced after a fire destroyed parts of a SeaTac apartment complex Saturday morning. It happened around 6:30 a.m. on the 20000 block of 30th Avenue South. Fire officials say they got the blaze under control in about 15 minutes, but one person died. “Unfortunately, there was one fatality crews found buried under some ceiling debris,” said Capt. Joe Root with Puget Sound Fire. Root says about 30 people […]

  • Suspect arrested after brutal, random attack outside King Co. Courthouse

    SEATTLE — Cameras caught a brutal, random attack Wednesday in Seattle. It happened around 9 a.m. in front of the King County Courthouse at 3rd and James Street. Surveillance video shows a man walking down the street randomly attacks another man. Sheriff’s officials say the victim is a defense attorney heading into work at the King County Courthouse. “He punches him for no reason at all,” said Sergeant Ryan Abbott with the King County Sheriff Office. Video shows a Metro […]

  • Kitsap Rescue Mission organizes ‘Sleep Out’ to raise awareness, money to reopen shelter

    BREMERTON, Wash. — Temperatures dropped into the 30s Friday, and people in Bremerton chose to sleep outside to raise awareness for the need of shelter for people experiencing homelessness. Dozens of people in Kitsap County are standing in solidarity with those without homes. They’re participating in a “Sleep Out” organized by the Kitsap Rescue Mission. The goal of the event is to build awareness for people who do not have the choice of where they sleep, and raising money for […]

  • King County Sheriff’s Office reports increase in guns stolen from cars at Sea-Tac Airport

    SEATAC, Wash. – King County Sheriff’s officials say they’ve seen an increase in guns stolen from cars and want holiday travelers to be extra cautious this year. “We always have car break-ins, that’s a normal thing, but the fact that guns are now being stolen on top of it and we’re seeing an increase in that is concerning,” said Sgt. Ryan Abbott with the King County Sheriff’s Office. Abbott says law enforcement officers have seen an increase in gun thefts […]

  • Tacoma community meets to discuss shelter options ahead of tent ban

    TACOMA, Wash. — The Tacoma community came together on Thursday to find shelter options for people experiencing homelessness. With temperatures dropping and the city’s tent ban fast approaching, there is an emphasis on finding answers. “Folks coming together and solving this issue so that no one is unsheltered,” said Pamela Duncan, CEO and President of the Metropolitan Development Council. That group is working to find shelter for people experiencing homelessness in Tacoma, and they’re trying to do it fast. “We […]

  • Monroe man raising money for classroom emergency kits

    MONROE, Wash. — A man in Monroe is working to put an emergency preparedness kit into every classroom in the local school district. Safety has always been a big focus for Rick Webber. For about two decades, he has worked as a firefighter; now, he wants to extend those efforts into Monroe School District classrooms. “Just knowing what can happen or the severity of a major disaster or other kind of event, our students and staff are going to need […]

  • Tacoma City Council approves nearly $400K micro-shelter village during intense meeting

    TACOMA, Wash. — The Tacoma City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to invest close to $400,000 in the homelessness crisis. The council’s plan is to build temporary shelter in the 800 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way. This is in response to a new tent ban in the city that takes effect Dec. 1. People got angry at the council during Tuesday’s meeting, not because they disapprove of the plan but because they think the council isn’t doing enough.  Many […]

  • Tacoma City Council weighs spending nearly $400K on micro-shelter village for homeless

    TACOMA, Wash. – The city of Tacoma is considering investing nearly $400,000 in a temporary shelter village to help combat the homelessness crisis. The city’s new tent ban will take effect Dec. 1. For the last few weeks, the city and other organizations have worked to find alternative shelter for people experiencing homelessness. Tuesday, the City Council plans to vote on giving $388,000 to the Low Income Housing Institute, a Seattle-based organization that builds and manages temporary shelters. The plan […]

  • Gala raises funds for Genesis Project’s work to save women and girls who are trafficked and prostituted

    RENTON, Wash. – About 250 people gathered Saturday for a gala to help fight against sex trafficking and prostitution. For the last 10 years, the Genesis Project has worked to save the lives of girls and women who are caught up in the world of sex trafficking. “The mass majority are women and girls that have been coerced, tricked, or some way have gotten themselves trapped into this lifestyle. Once you’re in, it’s extremely difficult to get out,” said Deputy […]

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