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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
  • Despite helmet laws on the books for bicyclists, local group says Seattle is lacking enforcement

    You can’t go far in Seattle and other surrounding cities in the Puget Sound region without seeing one of those brightly colored bikes.   Limebike, Ofo and Spin are three of the bike share companies operating in Seattle under a pilot program for the last year.  Now the city is considering letting the companies expand and add even more bikes. While some love the convenience of the bike shares and applaud that the 2-wheel mode of transportation is more environmentally sound, […]

  • Healthy Living: Man living with breast cancer on mission to raise awareness

    Michael Kovarik wants people to know, men can have breast cancer, just like women. In 2007, the retired elementary school teacher was diagnosed with breast cancer after discovering a lump near his left nipple.  After treatment, Michael went into remission, but in 2015 learned the cancer had returned and metastasized to his lymph nodes. Metastatic Breast Cancer or stage IV breast cancer is cancer that has spread or “metastasized” to other parts of the body, including the lungs, liver, bones […]

  • Seattle Sounders FC midfielder Cristian Roldan shares his secrets to staying healthy on and off the soccer field

    Q13 is partnering with Sounders FC and  CHI Franciscan Health  to build healthier communities by encouraging fans to lead Northwest Healthy lives . Seattle Sounders FC midfielder Cristian Roldan along with Dr. Nicholas Jansson stopped by the Q13 studios to talk about ways to keep your health in check, including diet, exercise and regular well checks. Find your CHI Franciscan doctor by calling 1-888-400-4740 or visiting

  • Healthy Living: Seattle woman needing kidney transplant finds perfect match in her husband of 30 years

    Lesley and Steve Kennedy are an active Seattle couple who share lots of laughs, two sons and a hunger for adventure.  However, for the last two year's Lesley has been waiting for a kidney transplant.  That's where the love part of their story comes in.

  • Healthy Living: Kids can have strokes too

         We don’t get the choose the cards we’re dealt, but we can decide how to play our hand.  For 10-year-old Dominic Donati, this is more than a game of cards. It’s therapy.      “Our focus is really all about health and well being for our son,” Laurie Donati said.  “And making sure he’s making growth and progress as he should.”      Last fall, Dominic was in the Pediatric ICU at Seattle Children’s Hospital.  The once active, and athletic […]

  • Healthy Living: Talking to your kids about drugs and addiction

    News of singer Demi Lovato this week overdosing and being hospitalized in California has sparked a national conversation about addiction. Lovato was found unconscious in her Los Angeles home.  Paramedics gave her the opioid reversing drug, Narcan.  At last check, the pop-star was in stable condition. Young people across the country look up to Demi Lovato.  Her very public battle with substance abuse likely has many of our teens confused, concerned and asking a lot of questions. That why it’s […]

  • Healthy Living: Nutritious eats to survive a summer road trip

    If a summer road trip is in your future, it’s a good idea to fuel up with nutritious foods and drinks.  Deborah Enos stopped by the Q13 studio to offer up some easy options to keep you awake, hydrated and full when you hit the road. Enos says… I love a good road trip. At least once a year I take a pilgrimage from Seattle to northern California. I usually make the 12-hour trip in one day, which means I […]

  • 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