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
  • 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, […]

  • Touching Base: Lowe’s, USO team up to help military families save money

    LAKEWOOD, Wash.  — In our new series, “Touching Base,” we are focusing on our local military and their families, both on the job and in our community.  This week we’re touching base with military spouses in Lakewood, taking you inside the Lowe’s Home Improvement Center and showing you how veterans are teaching families some vital skills to save money. “It’s a vital skill that everybody should have, especially if you have kids and five crazy dogs,” says Steve Jackson, a […]

  • Touching Base: Inside one of the busiest USO centers in the nation

    SEATTLE  — In our new series, “Touching Base,” we are focusing on our local military and their families, both on the job and in our community.  This week we’re touching base with military members and their families traveling around the world. We’re taking you inside the USO (United Services Organization) Northwest at Sea-Tac Airport, serving thousands of military members and their families every single week. On any given night, Sea-Tac Airport is home to an army of travelers – on […]

  • Touching Base: Spanaway veterans group installs ramp for disabled veteran

    SPANAWAY, Wash.  — We’re excited to launch a new series dedicated to our local service members and their families.  We call it “Touching Base,” and our goal is to highlight our local military, both on the job and in the community — active duty, reserve and veteran.  Our first “Touching Base” spotlights a group of veterans on a mission in Spanaway, and how they’re improving the quality of life for a man most of them barely know and couldn’t understand better. […]

  • One Less Orphan: Family-run thrift store helps families who want to adopt children

    What the Tilzey family lacks in formal business training, they make up for in heart.  Their goal is to use their profits to help other families with adoption costs, which can really add up quickly.

  • Port Orchard Public Market quickly growing into town staple

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. — Miles across the water from Puget Sound`s most famous market sits another public hub that`s a little slower paced but just as important. The Port Orchard Public Market is relatively new to downtown. “The market is about five-and-a-half years old,” business owner Coreen said. Its restaurant, juice shop and odds-and-ends aren`t as flashy as the flying fish at Pike’s Market, yet the workers are committed and the customers are loyal. “Have a great group of customers,” […]

  • Seattle man reunited with beloved bulldog that was stolen from him

    SEATTLE — In mid-August, thieves attacked a 68-year-old man in the Greenwood area and stole his beloved dog named Quavo. Weeks later, Quavo has been reunited with his rightful owner thanks to a tip from a Q13 viewer. Albert Boogaard and his step-daughter Andrea Naylor were walking down the street in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood when they say a man and two women in a white car stole his bulldog. Albert has Parkinson’s and couldn’t fight back. He was devastated. Quavo […]

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