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Where do I begin? It all started back in 1991, when my writing was first published in a book… an actual book! It was a pretty big deal for me back then, considering I was only nine years old. Since then, my writing has taken me around the country; from coast to coast.

I started my career in local television in 2003, serving as Host and Producer for Union TV34. There, I learned to not only write for TV, but also shoot and edit my own stories.

In 2004, I accepted a position as Host of “Comcast Newsmakers” and “Comcast on the Red Carpet”. Both programs were produced by CN8 The Comcast Network (Philadelphia) and aired on CNN Headline News (HLN).

In 2007, I was appointed Director of Operations for Westfield TV36, where I was responsible for overseeing all technical and creative responsibilities.

In 2009, I took the girl out of Jersey.. accepting a position at WATE 6 NEWS (ABC) in Knoxville, TN. There, I served as Anchor/Reporter on morning, afternoon and evening broadcasts. I was proud to receive several awards for reports focused on the military. At the risk of helmet hair, I even threw on a uniform and bullet proof vest to train with the 278th, documenting their preparations for deployment to Iraq. From high risk to high profile, I also handled the station’s celebrity red carpet segments, including the CMA’s in Nashville.

In 2011, my writing launched me from coast to coast, when I accepted an Anchor/Reporter position with KOMO 4 News (ABC) in Seattle. While at KOMO, I met my husband, (he’s a Director), and we married in September of 2013.

It’s still up in the air who asked who…

I’ve made a home here in Seattle with my husband, his three awesome kids (ages 5/8/11) and my furbaby, Mikey. Now, here I am at Q13 FOX News!

Let me tell ya, it took a lot to get the girl out of Jersey… and much more to get her to stay and call Seattle home. I’m so happy to share this community with you and I look forward to sharing its stories.. YOUR stories.. right here on Q13.


Recent Articles
  • Behind the mask: In trying times, local nurses witness so much loss – and so much love

    We see images of health care workers who look like nurse Tatyana Huber every day - the eye protection, the gloves, the gown, the mask. But we hear very little from the nurses behind the mask, like the one who made sure that 75-year-old Carolann Gann knew she was loved and at peace when she passed away recently from COVID-19 complications. 

  • ‘Mom, it’s OK for you to go’: Nurse helps Renton woman say goodbye to her dying mother via FaceTime

    Michelle Bennett's mother Carolann lived a life of service. She spent 38 years working as a nurse, and last week, at the age of 75, she died surrounded by them. 

  • Seamstress volunteers skills to sew protective masks for Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies

    AUBURN — Even during a pandemic full of so many unknowns, it’s comforting to know that there are helpers everywhere.  Many people in our community are taking their passions and turning them into a purpose.     Arline Bauman is a professional seamstress. She is using her skills to sew masks at her home for Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies.  The masks are black with a thin blue line.   “It’s been important for me to do this because now I […]

  • Remarkable Women in Western Washington: Nikki Gane-Butler

    SEATTLE — As we get ready to celebrate International Women’s Month in March, Q13 News is proud to celebrate local women who inspire and forge the way for other women. Every Tuesday for the next four weeks, we’re featuring a local “Remarkable Woman,” and one of them will be chosen to represent our region in a nationwide celebration in New York City. Meet Nikki Gane-Butler. She is the founder and director of Dignity for Divas. She built the non-profit from […]

  • Suspect charged in theft of beloved bulldog from man with Parkinson’s

      SEATTLE  – King County Prosecutors have charged a 26-year-old man from Seattle in the theft of a beloved bulldog from a 68-year-old man with Parkinson’s on August 12, 2019. According to court documents, Seattle Police Anti-Crime Team officers arrested Garrett Jonas leaving a townhome in the 8500 block of Mary Ave NW on December 11, 2019. Prosecutors have charged him with Theft 1st Degree and Assault 4th Degree .   He is free on bail awaiting trial. Charging documents say […]

  • 3rd and Pine: Downtown Seattle intersection has dark history of violence

    SEATTLE – Third Avenue and Pine Street: It’s the core of Seattle but known to so many as a crossroads for crime. Joey Rodolfo owns a clothing store called Buki just down the street from Wednesday’s deadly shooting, which happened in the middle of rush hour and killed one person and injured seven others, including a 9-year-old boy. “There was a stabbing that happened here a couple months ago right down the street,” he said. “We see guys with hypodermic […]

  • House Divided: Olalla couple enjoying Seahawks/Packers rivalry

    OLALLA, Wash. — It’s been said a house divided cannot stand, but one couple is proving all is fair in family and football! Roland and Kari Knuutila live in Olalla; Kari is a die-hard Seahawks fan, and Roland is a cheesehead. They tease each other and mark their territory with team colors and merchandise, from the kitchen to the bathroom, the TV room to the closet. “This year we bet the loser has to wear the other team’s hat all […]

  • Military spouses find comfort sharing experiences through USO’s Coffee Connection

    JBLM — Sometimes nothing is sweeter than a bitter cup, over sweet conversation.  Once a month, the USO hosts Coffee Connection for military spouses; a place where they can pour over life in the military.  The goal is to help them grow their personal networks with people who understand the grind. “It’s important because it’s really making friends when you have to move around all the time with our military changing duty stations every couple years. You are coming to […]

  • Touching Base: Gold Star families from across the nation connect at ‘Snowball Express’

     If seeing is believing, just beyond the entrance to the “Snowball Express," a great adventure awaits.  

  • Touching Base: Service members participate in Tacoma’s tree lighting tradition

    TACOMA — Our new series ‘Touching Base’ is dedicated to our local military and their families, both on the job and in our community. Tonight, we’re touching base with service members in Tacoma, where the city recently celebrated the annual holiday tree lighting. It’s a tradition that has been going on for 74 years and counting: People in the South Sound have gathered at the corner of 9th and Broadway. There, you can clearly see the jolly man in red, […]

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