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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
  • Seahawks dancers gear up for gameday with new look, new squad

    SEATTLE — The Seahawks aren’t the only team gearing up for their regular season debut Sunday. The Seahawks dancers will take the field with a new look and new squad. Michelle Ludtka and photojournalist Marcus Mathisen take us inside their gameday preps and show us that while this group looks different, the core values haven’t changed.

  • New additions to Sounders Ownership Group include Russell Wilson, Ciara and Macklemore

    SEATTLE — A who’s who of Seattle’s sports, entertainment and business power players have joined the Sounders Ownership Group – 11 new families in all. That includes Russell Wilson, Ciara, Macklemore and some Microsoft executives.  Q13’s Michelle Ludtka spoke to former Microsoft VP Terry Myerson who was instrumental in keeping the ownership group local and getting many famous families to join. Myerson says the owners felt it was important that they come together for the club and Seattle community.

  • Megan Rapinoe and Allie Long talk World Cup victory, fight for equality in women’s soccer

    Megan Rapinoe and Allie Long are back with the Reign FC following their incredible World Cup victory

  • America SCORES inspires local kids with help of Sounders FC

    Seattle – The Sounders FC have been dominating squad since they joined Major League Soccer in 2009 but it’s not just the success on the pitch that sets them apart. The players and employees that work for the organization believe in the community that supports them. The Rave Green looks to give back any chance they get and in South Seattle, that comes through thanks to a special program called America Scores. Like most elementary school kids, the children at […]

  • ‘I’m the crew chief, she’s the driver’: Kennewick racing champ gets her skills from dad

    KENNEWICK, Wash. — Most nights of the week, you can find Mike Zamora in his garage alongside his stepfather and best friend Larry. “We work hard,” Mike says. “We kind of do everything,” says Larry. It’s a group effort rooted in the same passion: racing and the 52 car. “There’s just something about the competition, combined with the speed and maybe the danger,” Mike says. “There’s nothing like it.” Mike raced for 20 years, and although he doesn’t anymore, the […]

  • Meet a women breaking down barriers and helping grow women’s hockey in Washington

    SEATTLE — She’s just 12 years old, but Megumi Whisman loves the speed, the work and challenge of sports. “It was love at first sight,” she said. “It’s not called the fastest game on earth for nothing. You always have to be on your toes.” Which sport? Hockey. “It’s the ultimate team game,” she explained. “You have to work together with your teammates, and you build special bonds with your teammates through hockey.” But most of all she loves to […]

  • Team Up Washington program works to inspire student-athletes to become leaders

    SEATTLE — Team Up Washington is a brand-new program hoping to help student-athletes become role models and leaders in their communities. The program serves both boys and girls, and Rebecca Milliman with the program says a big part of their mission is ending domestic violence and sexual assault. Coaching Boys Into Men is a program that teaches boys how to better deal with the pressures of being an athlete and the responsibilities they have as leaders at their schools. Milliman […]

  • Redmond twins breaking down barriers for girls who want to play baseball

    REDMOND, Wash. — “A League of Their Own” was released in 1992 and depicted a group of women who broke barriers playing baseball during WWII. Nearly 30 years later, there are two sisters who may have been too young for the movie but are living their own version of the story. In theory, baseball and softball are two very similar games – nine players, four bases, a ball and a bat. It’s traditionally divided up between boys and girls, but […]

  • ZGirls connects girls with female athletes to instill confidence

    SEATTLE — ZGirls is a mentorship program founded by Olympic and NCAA athletes, and they’ve helped over 2,500 girls across the country build the confidence they need to live without limitations. The nonprofit’s cofounder Jilyne Higgins is a former athlete and explains it’s important to instill confidence and leadership skills in young girls to prepare them for the future. Higgins says what’s special about this program is that you have ambassadors for the program that are professional athletes like Sue […]

  • ‘Girls On The Run’ program inspires young women

    Q13's Michelle Ludtka spoke with Becky Walliman, executive director of Girls On The Run, about how the group is making a difference in our community.

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