After following TV jobs across the country, I am thrilled to call Seattle home. I’ve also worked at news stations in Minnesota, Utah, Indiana and Ohio.

I joined the Q13 Fox News team in 2011. You can catch me on the air co-anchoring Q13 Fox News at 4 and 5pm with Matt Lorch. I also co-anchor Q13 Fox News at 9 and 10pm with David Rose.

People ask me what I like about covering local news. My answer is simple. I enjoy being part of the community, and helping our viewers navigate through the days news. I take that responsibility very seriously.

I am also passionate about health issues. I recently joined the American Heart Association Board of the Puget Sound, and enjoy spreading the word about living a heart healthy life.

As a busy wife and mother of three, keeping my family healthy and safe is my number one priority. When I learn new ways to do that, I enjoy sharing that knowledge with our loyal viewers.

In my free time, I like to run. I’m also re-learning how to play the piano. Most of my off time, is spent with my family and friends, taking in all the the beautiful Pacific Northwest has to offer.

If you have a story idea you’d like to share, or a health topic you want me to investigate, send a note my way.

Recent Articles
  • Healthy Living: Bill Gates says we need a “reliable, affordable, and accessible” test for Alzheimer’s

    SEATTLE — Besides a cure, what do those afraid of Alzheimer’s disease need most? According to entrepreneur and philanthropist Bill Gates, a key need is a “reliable, affordable, and accessible” diagnostic test. To jump-start that research, Gates announced Tuesday that he has joined a coalition of philanthropists who are investing $30 million to create a venture fund called Diagnostics Accelerator. “We need a better way of diagnosing Alzheimer’s — like a simple blood test or eye exam — before we’re able to […]

  • Healthy Living: Opioid concerns, the role of doctors prescribing the drugs

    In this week’s “Healthy Living” semgnet, Marni Hughes focuses on the role of doctors in prescribing opioids. As you know, the opioid epidemic has been impacting communities and families nationwide. Dr. Mike Hooten with the Mayo Clinic says there are times when prescribing opioids is safe and times when it puts the patient (and others) at risk. Dr. Hooten says the medical community needs to take all factors into consideration when coming up with a patient plan, including substance abuse […]

  • Healthy Living: Cholesterol check, know your numbers

    The American Heart Association encourages all of us to know our numbers and check your cholesterol. In fact, they recommend everyone over 20-years-old get a cholesterol check every 4 to 6 years. If you’d like to learn more about cholesterol and take a cholesterol quiz visit American Heart Association Cholesterol Quiz

  • Healthy Living: Habits that can negatively impact men’s health

    June is Men's Health Month.  Today, Dr. Rick Bowles stopped by Q13 to talk about a few bad habits that can negatively impact men's health.

  • Healthy Living: Brain boosting foods to fight cognitive decline

    Food is more than fuel.  The right food can also boost your brain power and fight cognitive decline. Nutritionist Deborah Enos stopped by the Q13 studios to share her thoughts of brain foods. Also, here’s the salad recipe she shared from the Padella Bistro in Victoria, British Columbia. Israeli Avocado Salad For the vinaigrette: Juice of 1 Lemon (approx. 3 Tbsp) 1 clove of garlic finely minced 2 tsp of toasted, ground cumin seed ½ cup of olive oil Salt and […]

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  • Healthy Living: Super vegetables that won’t break the bank

    Now that the weather is warming up, you’re probably noticing a lot of farmers markets setting up shop.  But the truth is, Americans are not eating enough fruits and vegetables.  In fact, the Centers for Disease Control says only one in ten eats the daily recommended amount, which is five servings.  That’s 2 servings of fruit and 3 servings of vegetables. “The consumption of veggies in the U.S. has been stagnant and has been stagnant for quite a while, ” […]

  • Teen’s song honors brother with autism

    Autism rates are on the rise.  This spring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new numbers, estimating that one in every 59 kids has autism. 

  • Healthy Living: Smokeless tobacco among teens on the rise, research shows

    You don't hear much about smokeless tobacco anymore and you don't see it much either. That doesn't mean people aren't using it.

  • Healthy Living: Intermittent Fasting

    Nutritionist and wellness coach, Deborah Enos stopped by Q13 to share her thoughts on intermittent fasting and some healthy options if it’s something you’ve considered trying for either weight-loss, digestion or inflammation. Since our on-air segment was limited to just a few minutes, below are some additional notes Deborah used as a guide from Dr. Josh Axe, a wellness physician What is intermittent Fasting? Intermittent fasting is hardly a new concept. It’s been used for centuries during times when food was […]