I am incredibly honored to be a member of the Q13 News team, working alongside some of the most elite journalists in the United States. I joined the company as a reporter in August 2019.

Growing up, I was a very shy girl with extremely low self-esteem. I thought I would never see the day when I could turn on a television and see myself on the screen.

Instead of hiding in the shadows, I took a chance on faith and stepped into the light. I won my first beauty pageant at the age of 16, and from then on, I began to see my potential. Taking that chance was the hardest, but most rewarding decision I have ever made. The adrenaline of pageantry and on-stage presentation jump-started my interest in journalism.

I am a proud alum of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. However, the road to the start of my career was not easy. I was rejected from job positions left and right. Just when self-doubt started to creep back into my life, I kept faith and persevered.

With patience, I was blessed with the opportunity to start my career in my hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, as a multimedia journalist at KPTM FOX42 News. After that, I was a multimedia journalist for KTUL Tulsa’s Channel 8 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I joined WWMT Newschannel 3 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, as a reporter where I earned my first Emmy nomination.

Being the voice of the community has been one of the greatest honors, and I look forward to the many adventures my career takes me.


Recent Articles
  • RV Park proposal raises concern among some Orting residents

    ORTING, Wash. — The City of Orting is reviewing an application it received to build an RV Park near Carbon River. The park would be intended for short-term campers on about 10 acres of land. The proposed site is located at 2021 River Ave NE. City administrator Mark Bethune said the land is “allowed use.” The plan calls for 86 RV spots and would allow campers to stay up to 180 days. The town of about 8,500 people continues to […]

  • Crowd rallies outside Catholic high school in Burien after gay teachers resign

    BURIEN, Wash. – Hundreds of students and community members gathered for a rally at Kennedy Catholic High School on Tuesday. The crowd was fired up about the resignation of two teachers who are planning to marry their same-sex partners. Several students began the day walking out of class for a sit-in protest. Afterward, they walked out of the school building to join others standing in solidarity for change. “I feel nothing but love and happiness right now for the students […]

  • Restrictions due to coronavirus cut Washington mother’s chance at Tokyo Marathon

    DUVALL, Wash. — Fears of the coronavirus are taking a toll on one of the biggest events in the world. The Tokyo Marathon 2020 was set to host more than 38,000 people on March 1st. Now, only a select few can participate because of concerns about the outbreak. Heather Free has been raising money for the Ronald McDonald House in order to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Marathon. She’s also been running more than 45 miles a week to help […]

  • Family’s home in Monroe deemed unsafe after more cracks are found on landslide

    MONROE, Wash. – Snohomish County Emergency Management said geotechnical engineers discovered new cracks on a landslide in Monroe at the Skyview Estates. The slide significantly damaged the only road leading to the neighborhood. The slightest movement of the landslide could leave more than 100 people stranded on top of the hill. “We know that things might get worse before they get better,” said Arne Haslund, who has lived in the neighborhood for three years. Heavy rains caused the landslide, damaging […]

  • Coronavirus fears are impacting some Asian-American businesses in western Washington

    SEATTLE – Coronavirus fears are taking a toll on some Asian-American businesses in western Washington. From Seattle’s International District and beyond, many restaurants and other businesses report a dip in customers. “Businesses are down 30, 40, 50 percent. It’s a tough time. One of the ways we can tell is on any given day, Monday through Friday, any part of the week, there’s usually no parking spaces around. Now there’s parking spaces all over,” said business owner David Leong. Leong […]

  • WSDOT opens single lane through landslides on SR 706 for emergency vehicle access

    ASHFORD, Wash. – Washington State Department of Transportation continued making progress repairing State Route 706 after it was damaged by two landslides. On Wednesday, officials announced crews were able to open a single lane through both slides for emergency vehicle access. MaryLou Nebergall of WSDOT said the progress is significant in increasing access to communities impacted by the landslides. She also said the workload is far from finished. “We do not know when we’ll be able to open the road […]

  • Residents in Olympia return home after flooding from Nisqually River

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Nisqually River is receding after major flooding forced several people in Olympia to evacuate their homes. On Tuesday, residents of Riverside Manor Apartments began cleaning up their homes damaged by the high waters. Pumps were used to clear the remainder of the flood. Nisqually River nearly covered several homes at the complex last week. One of those homes belonged to Ronnie Rogers. Rogers has lived at Riverside Manor for seven years and said flooding never reached […]

  • Escorted convoy helps residents near Mount Rainier navigate through landslides on SR 706

    ASHFORD Wash. – Several dozens of people are isolated in their homes near Mt. Rainier National Park due to landslides along State Route 706. National Park Service partnered with Pierce County Emergency Management to offer an escorted convoy, Monday, for those who needed to get supplies for their home. About 15 cars were part of the convoy. Betty Zenkner was one of the drivers. “It’s amazing and they’re risking their lives,” said Zenkner. Zenker has lived in the area outside […]

  • Swift emergency medical attention helped save the lives of victims in downtown Seattle shooting

    SEATTLE — The King County Medical Examiner’s office is working to get in touch with the family of the woman killed in a shooting Wednesday near 3rd Avenue and Pine Street in downtown Seattle. Steven Mitchell, medical director of the emergency department at Harborview Medical Center, said the swift action of his team is one reason why the other victims are alive. “It’s a time when seconds matter, so all of the systems and personnel are built with that in […]

  • Non-profit dedicated to supporting foster care children helps student get a big surprise during a mentor session

    SEATTLE – More than 10,000 children in Washington are in foster care. Studies show some students fall behind in school because of constant change in their living conditions. Treehouse, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to providing opportunities for children in foster care in Washington. Directors said they invest in children to help close the achievement gap between them and their peers. One of the program’s students, Russell Robair, is already getting a head start on his life after high school. […]

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