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As a Seattle Native, I’m thrilled to be back in the Northwest, working at Q13 FOX News. I knew at a very young age that I wanted to be a Sportscaster. That passion only grew while at the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, at Washington State University.

During college I interned for Root Sports and Sony while reporting for ESPNU Campus Connections. After graduating I headed to Idaho Falls, Idaho where I honed my skills as a Sports Anchor/Reporter.

I am a die hard Seahawks, Sounders and Mariners fan and proud to be covering the teams I grew up watching!

What keeps me going….
The love of the game and sharing that with Northwest Sports Fans.

I give back to my community by….
Mentoring students interested in careers in sports broadcasting. I’ve served as a guest lecturer in college and high school classrooms. I enjoy inspiring the next generation to find and pursue their passion.

My greatest TV moment….
Playing basketball with the Harlem Globetrotters… they even helped me slam dunk!

TV moment I would like to forget….
When the NFL Lockout ended, I was so overcome with joy I burst into song and dance “Are You Ready For Some Football” on live television…

If I had free time, I would….
Travel, anywhere and everywhere! Spend time with my family and friends, take a yoga class and participate in any activity that gets me moving and outdoors.

Recent Articles
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    SEATTLE — Every Spring, baseball takes over Arizona. “We’re going to be here about five weeks and then it’s like the circus left town,” says Ed Sproull, a long-time baseball fan who enjoys Mariners Spring Training every year. Fans flock to the desert, eager for an autograph, a photo and a taste of the big leagues. “Seeing it this close up really gave me a different appreciation for the amount of work that they have to do,” says Sproull. Thanks […]

  • Talking with Cammi Granato of NHL Seattle, first female pro scout in the league

    NHL Seattle continues to make progressive stride as they hired Cammi Granato back in September, making her the first female pro scout in the National Hockey League. The former Olympian is more than qualified for her new role. Granato played professionally for 15 years, racking up appearances for the National Team. She was captain of the 1998 US Women’s Hockey Team which she led to Olympic Gold that year, as well as the Silver Medal in 2002. She is in […]

  • Auditions start soon to join 2020 Seahawks Dancers squad

    Auditions for the 2020 Seahawks Dancers squad begin soon! Click here for more information. Watch Q It Up Sports Sundays at 9:30 p.m. on JOEtv and 10:30 p.m. on Q13 FOX.

  • Sounders FC analyst Marcus Hahnemann looks at start of MLS season

    Seattle Sounders FC analyst Marcus Hahnemann joined Michelle Ludtka Sunday night on Q It Up Sports to talk about the Rave Green’s start to the MLS season. Watch Q It Up Sports Sundays at 9:30 p.m. on JOEtv and 10:30 p.m. on Q13 FOX.

  • Seattle NHL team breaks ground on practice facility

    SEATTLE — Seattle’s expansion NHL franchise broke ground on its practice facility just a few miles from the arena it will call home. The facility will eventually house three full ice sheets and is part of a larger redevelopment project on the site of a former mall. The team’s practice facility and headquarters are the centerpiece of the redevelopment project. Seattle President and CEO Tod Lewieke says the practice facility is on a similar timeline as the team’s arena. Leiweke […]

  • Mariners Infield Coach makes all the difference with young players

    SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners start their regular season in a month, and the team is hard at work at spring training in Arizona to get ready. And that includes a motivational coach with a unique style. “Just his energy. His personality, his fundamental drill, program you’d call it. It’s so easy and works so good,” said Mariners Short Stop JP Crawford when asked about First Base and Infield Coach Perry Hill. “He saved my career. I can’t thank him […]

  • Local players head to NFL Scouting Combine

    BELLEVUE, Wash. — The NFL Combine started Sunday, where athletes are tested to see if they have the right attributes to succeed at the highest level. It’s a rigorous and stressful couple of days as players from all over the country look to raise their Draft stock. For several local prospects, this week is what they’ve been waiting a lifetime for. For the last six weeks, former Huskies Hunter Bryant and Salvon Ahmed have transitioned from student-athletes to pros. Both […]

  • Seattle artist creates mural of city’s iconic athletes

    SEATTLE — He’s a street artist whose name is almost as interesting as his creations. ‘Weirdo’ has painted his way to quite a following in the Pacific Northwest. “‘Weirdo’ has been something I’ve been called since high school,” he said. He says he had trouble fitting in and was bullied, and art was his outlet. “I’m out here trying to do as many good things as possible,” he said. ‘Weirdo’ has become one of the most sought after artists in the […]

  • A coach’s legacy: Remembering John Altobelli who died in chopper crash with Kobe Bryant

    John Altobelli, his wife Keri and their daughter Alyssa were among the nine people who died in a helicopter crash that killed basketball legend Kobe Bryant last weekend. John was the baseball coach for Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California for 27 years. He also spent three summers coaching in the Cape Cod Baseball League for the Brewster Whitecaps. While both teams are miles away from the Pacific Northwest, Q13’s Michelle Ludtka shows us how he touched the lives […]

  • Progress continues for NHL Seattle’s new arena

    SEATTLE – Underneath a 44-million-pound roof that’s suspended above the ground, approximately 220 workers continue to excavate the 600,000 cubic yards that will soon be an arena. “I think it’s safe to say this is really unique,” NHL Seattle construction executive Ken Johnson said. “This is a one of a kind of this size of a roof, this weight of a roof being held in place while you’re building this big of a building underneath it.” Johnson says the excavation […]

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