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Born and raised here in the Northwest, I’m also a proud Husky! My first job in broadcasting came as a UW sophomore when I was 19, reporting traffic for the afternoon show on KISS-FM. From there, I worked pretty much every radio shift imaginable, and was lucky enough to join The Bob Rivers Show, the morning radio show on KZOK at the time, working with some of the best in the biz.

I officially joined the Q13 FOX news team in August 2009, and my favorite thing about working here is being able to be a storyteller in the community I grew up in. I LOVE talking to people and doing interactive stories where I get to be myself and represent viewers by taking them inside the story itself.

Outside of work, you’ll find me pretending I’m a calm person in a hot yoga class; pretending I am an award-winning singer and rapper in a karaoke bar; or pretending I’m the courtesy police and demanding the ‘thank-you wave’ in traffic (let’s be kind during rush hour, people)!

My husband and I love traveling together, exploring new places here in the Northwest and all over. We also have a brown-and-white cat, Saffron, who seems to think my pillow is a special place for him to sleep at night. (Note to Saffy: It’s NOT. #pushover).

Recent Articles
  • Building our Family: Rose and Angel’s story

    SEATTLE – One of the many things that can impact a woman’s ability to conceive are health challenges, including cancer. That became a reality for Rose and Angel Ibarra. After fighting blood cancer, Rose became pregnant with a baby boy named Gus. But when they decided to give Gus a sibling, they found out Rose’s cancer returned, impacting her ability to carry another child. Watch Rose and Angel’s story below.

  • This art therapy class for kids just might be the preventive medicine of the future!

    SEATTLE — On the surface, it may sound like an unusual pairing:  A local children’s medical clinic, partnering with a local artist. And not for waiting room decor- but rather for therapy. We stopped by the very first session of this so-called “L.A.U.G.H” workshop for kids with the Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic to see what it’s all about; and the hope is that this stress-relieving activity just might serve as preventive medicine for kids as they grow up. The workshop […]

  • Kaci Aitchison: When building your family isn’t so easy

    This is an announcement I never thought I’d be lucky enough to make: I am pregnant, and my husband John and I are thrilled to announce we are expecting a baby girl this fall! I debated ending that sentence with an exclamation point — because of course it’s exciting enough to warrant one, but the truth is after everything we have been through to get here, it’s not that simple. We both decided early on that if we were lucky enough […]

  • Going behind the biggest screen in baseball: Mariners Vision!

    SEATTLE — If you’ve ever been to a Mariners game at Safeco Field, you know it’s all about watching the players on the field. But the action playing out above is a close second: The big screen (which happens to be the biggest in baseball) that shows everything from replays to the Hydro races… to even YOU if you play your cards right! Turns out there’s an entire team behind Mariners Vision to make it all happen — both before […]

  • Get a glimpse inside the immensely popular ‘Infinity Mirrors’ at SAM

    SEATTLE — The latest exhibition at Seattle Art Museum is so popular, advanced tickets sold out for the entire run before it even began. Fear not; same-day limited tickets are being released each morning, but it’s first-come-first-served, so get there early! The exhibition is Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors, a vibrant and energetic look at the 65+ year career of artist Yayoi Kusama, who at 87 years old is still creating art every single day. The exhibit itself includes her sculptures and […]

  • Teacher Appreciation Week is here!

    SEATTLE – As the school year winds to a close, we thought it was the perfect time to celebrate teachers for all of their hard work! All week long, we’re recognizing local teachers based on your nominations. It was tough to narrow down, but we selected five to honor, and will be revealing one per day! We surprised these well-deserving honorees by barging into their classrooms armed with a $100 gift card to Simon Malls (Northgate, Tacoma); a $50 gift […]

  • This tandem cycling class is helping people with Parkinson’s disease

    SEATTLE – It’s a Tuesday morning spin class in Seattle’s Magnuson Park, filled with the same mix of quiet determination and enthusiasm of any group class. Only this class is slightly different: Its participants have Parkinson’s disease, and they’re pedaling on a tandem bike with a volunteer. Outdoors For All is the local organization behind the twice-yearly sessions of Parkinson’s Tandem Cycling. Their mission is to use outdoor recreation to enhance and enrich the quality of life for kids and […]

  • How candles are helping the Seattle Sounders bring soccer to underserved kids

    SEATTLE – You may not think candles and soccer have much in common; but a partnership between the two- or, more specifically, between candle votives and soccer- is helping kids in underserved communities have access to soccer and the positive community aspects soccer can bring. It all started a few years ago, when the idea for the RAVE Foundation was born. Founded in 2013, the plans truly began taking shape last summer to bring soccer into urban areas to empower and inspire […]

  • Becoming a Sea Gal

    RENTON — Fifty women. Twenty-eight spots. The Sea Gals held their final night of auditions on May 9, after several previous rounds. But what makes the squad unique isn’t just their level of professionalism, athleticism, and talent: It’s their diverse backgrounds, and how each woman has a passion off the field that fuels their success on it. We went to Sherri Thompson, the director of the Sea Gals, to find out exactly what it is she looks for, and why a team […]

  • Chateau Ste. Michelle celebrates 50 years

    Above: How Ted Baseler, President and CEO of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, saved Washington wine. WOODINVILLE – The founding winery of Washington is marking a big milestone this year: Chateau Ste. Michelle, based in Woodinville, WA, is celebrating its 50th anniversary! In 1967, Ste. Michelle was a small winery producing its inaugural vintage of a Cabernet Sauvignon from the Yakima Valley. Thirty years later, Chateau Ste. Michelle has become the number two premium domestic brand sold in the United States; […]

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