I was born and raised in Iowa and have a bachelor’s degree in journalism and communication from the University of Iowa. I started my journalism career as a producer in Iowa before I moved to Las Vegas. I spent eight years in Sin City, working for the local FOX and NPR affiliates.
In October 2012, I traded the hot dry weather in southern Nevada for the cool damp weather of the Pacific Northwest when I moved to Seattle and started at Q13 FOX News. I’m an avid hiker, biker and trail runner and since moving to PNW, I’ve become a mountain climber as well.
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A local chef spent his Thanksgiving, giving back to his community. For the past 15 years, Chef John Howie has closed his restaurant, Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar, to the public on Thanksgiving, so he can serve underprivileged guests from the eastside. Hundreds of guests from several eastside service organizations attended today’s dinner. Seastar says while some diners aren’t able to prepare a meal, some can’t afford to, and some others are just in need of fellowship. “So, 15 years […]
EVERETT – Everett Police are investigating an early morning crash that killed one person. Police say a car driving on State Route 526 near Airport Road lost control, crashed through a fence, and ended up on Boeing property, where it caught fire. The road was closed for several hours while police investigated the crash. They have not released any information about the victim or the cause of the crash at this time.
AUBURN, Wash. (AP) — An Auburn man has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison for beating a man unconscious with an aluminum baseball bat while shouting racial epithets. The Seattle Times reports Julian Tuimauga was sentenced to 13.3 years in prison Friday at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent for the attack on DaShawn Horne. Senior Deputy Prosecutor Stephen Herschkowitz says the now 27-year-old Horne suffered a traumatic brain injury and other injuries in the assault, which happened […]
KENT – Two families made it out safely after their homes caught fire this morning near Kent. Fire officials say they got a call around 7:10 a.m. of a house on fire in the 14200 block of 264th St. along Lake Meridian. When they arrived, they found the original house fire had spread to a second home directly to the east of the first. A total of five people living in the two houses all made it out safely. Fire […]
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A 35-year-old man police say dispensed pepper spray in a restaurant’s restroom after being refused service at the bar is facing charges. The Bellingham Herald reports in a story on Friday that Todd Grant Hawley is charged with suspicion of possession of a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct. Authorities say police responded to Mykonos Greek Restaurant on Tuesday after workers reported trouble with a customer. Whatcom County Sheriff’s Deputy Chief Kevin Hester says restaurant workers asked […]
Leaders from the tourism industry gathered in Seattle this week to kick-off a five-year plan to cultivate international tourism to the region. Visit Seattle hosted the Global Tourism Summit on Tuesday, bringing together local business partners and community leaders to learn about the latest tourism trends and research. Leaders also got tips on how to best market our region abroad and to engage visitors once they arrive. National tourism leaders say Seattle has a lot of potential as a tourist […]
SEATTLE – Lyft isn’t just helping you get around town, it’s also helping local charities get where they need to go. Lyft has announced the Seattle Community Grants program, which awards one non-profit a month with $1,000 in Lyft ride credit to help ease transportation challenges and costs for charities. The $1,000 ride credit is awarded each month starting in February 2018 and recipients are selected through a competitive application process. Any 501(c)3 organization that operates in the Seattle metro […]
Local students are discovering lots of ways to spread kindness around their schools this week. Echo Lake Elementary School in Shoreline is just one of a number of local schools taking part in “The Great Kindness Challenge,” a week-long event aimed at empowering students to create a culture of kindness. The school kicked things off with an all-school assembly on Monday. Several University of Washington athletes spoke at the assembly, talking about the power of kindness. Teachers say it’s one […]
Washington’s first responders will soon have an easier time communicating with each other during emergencies and natural disasters. Governor Jay Inslee on Wednesday announced Washington will join the First Responder Network Authority, or FirstNet. The federal agency and AT&T will build a wireless broadband network specifically for the state’s public safety community, to assist first responders in being able to talk with each other when cell towers are overwhelmed. The network would give preference to first responder calls, ensuring that […]