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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
  • About 250 teens tested for ‘silent’ heart condition that killed Federal Way High athlete Allen Harris

    SHORELINE, Wash. — Sudden death in people younger than 35 is often due to undiscovered heart defects or overlooked heart abnormalities, according to the Mayo Clinic. While rare, it’s often during physical activity, like playing a sport, and more often occurs in males than in females. On July 24,  Federal Way High School football player Allen Harris, 16, collapsed and died while participating in a summer conditioning workout at the school. The medical examiner’s office determined that Harris died from hypertrophic […]

  • Hundreds at memorial service honor Kent officer killed in police chase

    KENT, Wash. — Hundreds of people and police officers from across Western Washington attended a memorial service for a Kent police officer who was killed during a police chase last week. Kent Police Officer Diego Moreno was on foot deploying spike strips to slow a truck during a police chase July 22. He was fatally struck by another officer in a patrol car involved in the chase. A procession of police vehicles moved through the streets before a 1 p.m. […]

  • Dog trainer video sparks outrage: Owner of facility insists action has been taken, animals are safe

    BOTHELL, Wash. — The video is hard to watch. It shows a female dog trainer striking a dog multiple times with a small plastic bat. “I’m going to tell you my reaction … to that video was literally a gut knot,” said Colleen McDaniel, owner of the Academy of Canine Behavior training facility where the now-viral video was recorded.  “And I honestly don’t blame people for reacting to it.” The Academy of Canine Behavior has been around since 1981 and […]

  • Specialist: Heart condition that resulted in Federal Way football player’s death is easy to detect

    Darla Varrenti wants everyone to know how to help in an emergency. In 2004, at the age of 16, her son, Nicholas, went into cardiac arrest and died in his sleep.

  • Two local moms: We can all learn from Demi Lovato’s story of addiction, recovery and relapse

    SEATTLE — The local president of Hope Soldiers, a mother of two, knows firsthand about the recovery and struggle that pop singer Demi Lovato may be going through. “I grew up in a middle-class family and when I was struggling with addiction, they thought counseling was maybe the right avenue, but no parents really know what to do,” says Lindsey Arrington, president of Hope Soldiers. The mom of two knows that struggle and, now in recovery, she’s made it her […]

  • Burien mayor shows how man grabbed him, says attacker railed against Latinos, ‘illegals’

    BURIEN, Wash. — The controversy surrounding sanctuary cities in Western Washington and elsewhere has elicited support from some, criticism from others. And  some just get outright heated over the debate. That may be the motivation over what happened Saturday night, when police say a local mayor became the victim of a possible hate crime. [UPDATE: The King County Sheriff’s Office said a 62-year-old man turned himself in to police Monday night after Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta said that an unidentified man […]

  • FOUND! Van stolen from parents visiting son in Seattle located

    SEATTLE — A happy ending to the nightmare for a couple who drove to Seattle from Nevada to visit their son. Their stolen van was recovered on Friday near 1100 Summit. Sean Sheffer says his parent’s luggage was stolen and the thief ransacked the van but it is in good shape otherwise. The family is grateful to everyone who helped search for it as well as to Gary’s Towing, Seattle Police, Q13 News and Kiro Radio 97.3 host Dori Monson […]

  • 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 […]

  • ‘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 […]