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
  • Putting politics aside, Seattle’s ‘Third Door Coalition’ hopes to help end chronic homelessness

    SEATTLE — “I don’t want to sit here a decade later when my kids are graduated from college and see that the problem is worse. So why not do something different?” asks Chad, Mackay, CEO of Fire and Vine Hospitality. Mackay was not alone in wanting to help end chronic homelessness. And that is how The Third Door Coalition came to be. Sara Rankin is a co-chair of the coalition and law professor at Seattle University, where she also serves […]

  • Parents’ beloved, specially outfitted van stolen while visiting Seattle

    SEATTLE — A couple’s trip to Seattle to see their son for the first time in a year has turned into a nightmare for some Nevada parents. Sean Sheffer says his dad parked his Chevy van in a UPark parking lot on Capital Hill near 1404 Boylston Ave.  When he came out Monday morning, it had been stolen. They filed a report with Seattle Police and have been out ever since searching neighborhoods from SoDo to Green Lake.  His mom […]

  • ‘Give me my puppy back!’: Little girl tells how stranger walked up, stole family dog from sister

    Eight-year-old Diamondrose and 6-year-old Devine love playing outside with their puppy, Roxy.  They keep her cage clean. They keep her bowl full of dog food.

  • Protesters voice complaints to Tacoma City Council over Northwest Detention Center

    TACOMA, Wash. — The noise outside Tacoma City Hall resonated within Tuesday night. “No justice, no peace … no justice, no peace!” Protesters’ voices, and the banging of pots and pans echoed all the way to the City Council chambers, where inside dozens of people stood to voice their concerns over the U.S.-Mexico border immigrants being detained at the Northwest Detention Center just a few miles away. “I’m a pregnant mother, a Tacoma resident and homeowner, and I am appalled […]

  • Man found bleeding from a gunshot in SeaTac, sheriff’s office says

    SEATAC, Wash. — A man was found shot in SeaTac Wednesday night and was rushed to Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center with “extreme” life-threatening injuries, the King County Sheriff’s Office said. The shooting occurred in the 16700 block of 31st Avenue South. “No suspect info at this time,” the sheriff’s office said. Police say the 4th of July holiday could impact the investigation. “They are trying to talk to a bunch of people and see if we have any leads at […]

  • City of Edmonds is latest to consider gun safety measures

    EDMONDS, Wash. — The city of Edmonds is the latest to consider gun safety measures. City Council President Mike Nelson made the announcement at a local park full of children playing on a sunny day. These are the ones he hopes his proposal will protect. “I’m proposing this gun legislation as a gun owner when the consequences are so severe,” he said. Heather Damron, with Moms Demand Action, said, “In the United States, 1.7 million children live with at least […]

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    Fourth of July a particularly dangerous time on the roads

    PIERCE COUNTY — We are right in the middle of the 100 deadliest days of summer, the most dangerous time of year for teen drivers, between Memorial Day and Labor Day. And with 4th of July upon us, one local mother and father are hoping to save a life by sharing their own painful story of loss. It’s been eight years since two police officers woke up Frank and Carol Blair with news about their daughter, Sheena. “It was at […]

  • In Lynnwood, volunteers check on the homes of those who are away for extended trips

    LYNNWOOD, Wash. — A group of volunteers are working to prevent property crimes in Lynnwood. Q13 News tagged along with Jan Dahlgaard and Pamela Eastman, who are Volunteers in Public Safety, or VIPS. They check on homes within Lynnwood city limits while homeowners are away on vacation or extended trips. Volunteers are trained on how to use a police radio to call officers if they see something suspicious. “When the volunteers are out doing a perimeter check of somebody’s house, […]

  • Tacoma woman says she nearly fell for scam where fake TPU caller demanded $500 payment

    TACOMA, Wash. — Tacoma Public Utilities says its been flooded by phone calls from customers that may have been a target of a scam in which a man purports to be with TPU and threatens to turn off their service immediately unless they pay as much as $1,000. The utility said nearly 200 people have contacted TPU in two days about the scam attempt. “The scam calls start out the same way they often do, with customers hearing their account […]

  • After tragic suicide of fashion designer Kate Spade, local mother shares her own struggles

    SEATTLE — It’s a tragic story that shocked many of us.  Fashion designer Kate Spade was found dead Tuesday morning, and authorities said she took her own life. Officers say a housekeeper found her body in her New York apartment.  Many are taking to social media, posting the first bag they bought from her brand and remembering her life. A local mother is sharing her own struggles and a local doctor is sharing what we can do to help our […]