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I knew I wanted to be a television news journalist at a young age. Truthfully, it’s the only job I ever wanted. My career has taken me further west to Seattle, Washington where I work as an anchor/reporter at Q13 News – KCPQ. My job title includes both anchoring and reporting so I can continue to bring a wide skill set into the newsroom while working on both responsibilities.

As a news anchor and reporter at ABC 4 Utah, I soon learned the position made me an instant role model. As the first black primary weekday anchor in the state of Utah, I strive to be a great example while reaching out to Utah’s minority communities. That history-making accomplishment garnished international notoriety and a great responsibility.

I started my journalism career at Syracuse University where I held various positions on campus stations and newspapers before graduating. I spent the last three months of my collegiate career, starting my professional career working as part-time reporter at WSYR News Channel 9. My first taste of journalism sent me all over Central New York covering fatal snowmobile accidents, union disputes, and snow, snow, snow.

I also worked at KCRG TV9 News in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where I spent three years waking up bright and early to deliver the weekend morning news. I fell in love with the people of Eastern Iowa.

Before that, I worked at WSJV in South Bend, IN as a lead weeknight reporter at the tender age of 22, fresh out of college with the weight of the highest-rated newscast on my shoulders.

Born in Ft. Worth, TX but raised in the suburbs of Chicago, I’ve always had the itch to travel. I spent a semester studying abroad in Madrid, Spain. While abroad, I traveled Europe and Northern Africa experiencing and learning about cultures different from my own.

I graduated Magna Cum Laude with bachelor degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Spanish from Syracuse University in May 2008.

Recent Articles
  • New Washington law extends foster care until age 21 giving teens a better shot at becoming independent

    Extended foster care will give teens more time to figure out housing, employment and every other detail of adulthood.

  • Mother, community remember Lindsey Baum on what would’ve been the murdered girl’s 20th Birthday

    Lindsey Baum was 10-year-old when she was abducted from McCleary in 2009.  On Saturday, her mother and volunteers marked what would have been her 20th birthday to make sure no one will ever forget her name.

  • State fire officials brace for wildfire season after 500 smaller blazes so far this year

    ENUMCLAW, Wash. – With major wildfires in California and Colorado, local officials are warning of similar danger in our area. Washington state fire crews left this weekend to help fight flames in Colorado. King and Pierce counties have both moderate wildfire danger right now. “After this Fourth of July weekend, we have been going hard and long,” said Charley Burns, fire unit manager for the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR). About 500 fires have been reported already this year across […]

  • Thousands ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ through fireworks show on Seattle’s Lake Union

    SEATTLE — The Fourth of July fireworks show at Gas Works Park featured everything you could want to enjoy the holiday — delicious grilled food, fun and games, and music to keep the crowds entertained. And the thousands of people who waited for the show to start were not disappointed. Tammy Hammrich was sitting in her chair since 7:15 a.m. Wednesday in order to have a good spot for the 10:20 p.m. show to start. “I come out almost every […]

  • Seattle expands City Hall homeless shelter to 160 beds

    SEATTLE — The city of Seattle in implementing the mayor’s $13 million plan to get 500 people off the streets. Starting Tuesday night, up to 160 people can sleep in City Hall now. The mayor’s plan is to include the City hall shelter expansion, 50 more beds at the King County Administration Building, 50 beds at 420 Fourth Avenue, and an additional 316 beds at three different Salvation Army locations in the city. The new shelter expansion at City Hall […]

  • Thousands Protest Trump Immigration Polices, SCOTUS Travel Ban Ruling

    People across Western Washington joined the rest of the nation in rallies against the Trump Administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy specifically citing the separation of children from their parents who arrive at the southern border seeking asylum. 

  • Owner of Ballard restaurant moved to US from Honduras: ‘It’s really bad people there’

    SEATTLE — At the heart of a political back-and-forth over separating families is what many would call a humanitarian crisis. Thousands of people are fleeing three main countries from Central America: Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. At Tropicos Breeze in Ballard, you can get a plate of Honduran cuisine and a drink that takes you to the beaches of Honduras. However, Central America is being ripped apart by storms, like Hurricane Ernesto back in 2012, by political corruption and by […]

  • Hot temperatures put people living in their cars at greater risk

    SEATTLE — The hot weather is not just uncomfortable but down-right dangerous for our most-vulnerable populations.  The young, the elderly, and the unsheltered populations have the hardest times in excessive heat. We know there are more homeless people living in their vehicles now than ever before, up by 46% compared to last year.  In 2018, there are an estimated 3,372 people living in cars, RVs, and vans. in King County. “It’s awful hot and the temperature yesterday (Monday) really wore […]

  • Possible Tacoma opioid clinic drawing concern despite obvious need

    TACOMA, Wash. – The need for opioid treatment centers stretches across the Puget Sound.  According to Accountable Communities of Health, there are 10,000 people who are addicted to opioids in Pierce County alone, but only about 2,000 are getting treatment. That’s why one health care group is hoping to open a methadone clinic.  But one doctor leading the charge worries community pushback is getting in the way of dealing with the opioid crisis. “In the midst of an epidemic, treatment […]

  • ‘I’m in shock a little bit’: Drivers react after 4 cars hit by gunfire near Sea-Tac Airport

    SEATAC, Wash. — Police are asking the public for help as they try to find the shooter who opened fire and hit four vehicles driving on State Route 509 near Sea-Tac Airport. All of the drivers escaped without injury. The shootings took place as the vehicles were going southbound on SR 509 at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. SR 509 was closed down between 160th and 188th streets for hours while police scoured the area on the ground and from the […]