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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
  • How will Seattle pay for new initiatives?

    SEATTLE – Just a day after Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s State of the City address, she gave us more details about new affordable housing initiatives.  But as we look at all of the mayor’s proposed efforts for our future, one question is raised: how is the city going to pay for it all? “We will be on track to create 3,600 new affordable homes for low income families by 2022,” said Durkan. “Right now, none of the proposals we have […]

  • Seattle State of City address focuses on education, housing, transit

    SEATTLE – Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan laid out her vision of the state of the city and the state of the future.  She chose to speak from North Seattle College to tout her plan to allow more students into the Seattle Promise program, which gives certain kids free college for two years. The rest of her address was all about affordability and access. “The state of our city is strong and resilient,” said Durkan. Strong and resilient but struggling with […]

  • Stanwood dairy farmer works to keep cows alive in cold, snowy & windy conditions

    STANWOOD, Wash. – All of this cold, windy weather is really taking a toll on our agriculture industry. We’re seeing overnight lows and gusty winds blowing out our farms, crops and livestock.  In Yakima Valley, the Washington Dairy Farm Association says some 1,800 cows died in the winter storms this month. On one of the Natural Milk Family of Farms in Stanwood, you’ll find thousands of cows this fourth-generation farm is trying to keep alive and healthy this winter.  It’s […]

  • Amazon cancels HQ2 in NYC, so what does that mean for Seattle?

    SEATTLE – You want a job in the tech industry in Seattle?  Take your pick says recruiting firm Viri Technology Partner Chris Bloomquist. “In the 16 years I’ve been doing this, we’ve had a record number of unemployment.  It’s unprecedented basically how much demand we already have in this market,” said Viri Technology Partner Chris Bloomquist. Amazon is one of the biggest players.  Hearing it won’t open another headquarters in New York City means one thing to Bloomquist. “Tech is […]

  • Digging out continues in North Bend after another dumping of snow

    NORTH BEND, Wash. – Snowy weather is making a mess of our region including in North Bend.  It’s day three of schools being closed there, and many homeowners are still trying to dig out. Cars are being buried under huge snow mounds like this one.  The roads just aren’t clear enough for school buses to get around. Neal Burke and his 13-year-old son Christian make a dynamic duo. “With the wind it just created a lot of snow drift. You […]

  • State trooper shares dos and donts of winter driving

    BELLEVUE, Wash. – With snowy and icy conditions on the way, Washington State Patrol warns drivers to get your vehicles ready, slow down, and stay alert. A ten-hour day can quickly turn into 15 hours for Washington State Trooper Chris Klukas when there’s a snow emergency on the roads.  First, he says he has to be ready for the day ahead. “I’ll throw extra food, extra bottles of water in my car. Bring changes of clothes. Try to bring a […]

  • Storm damage cleanup as bitter cold covers Whatcom County

    SUMAS, Wash. – In Whatcom County, some places are still cleaning up after the storm.  Residents are also dealing with extreme cold, with the windchill below zero. This time two years ago, Bellingham was covered in snow during a countywide snow emergency.  Up until this week, people in the area thought they were going to have a calm winter. “It just felt like it was going through whatever layer we had,” said Cherry Street Market Manager Tammy Wortley. The winds […]

  • 300 cameras, 21 miles of water pipes, emergency call buttons are some of SR 99 Tunnel safety features

    SEATTLE – WSDOT officials say soon thousands of cars are expected to flood the new SR99 Tunnel.  The goal is to get people in and out safely, which took several years of planning, building, and testing. Strap on a hard hat, a reflective vest, and march down underground into the belly of the SR 99 Tunnel. “We have always someone on call,” said WSDOT Technical Engineer Tareq Al-Zeer. There are three levels to the tunnel.  The top level is for […]

  • Crime drop in Arlington after programs started for homelessness, drug addiction

    ARLINGTON, Wash. – Every corner of our area is dealing with the effects of the opioid crisis.  From homelessness to property crimes, the domino effect of that lifestyle is showing up in our everyday lives.  But there’s a glimmer of hope in Arlington. While the opioid crisis is at an all-time high in Snohomish County, the Arlington Police Department says crime is down overall.  Burglaries, robberies, thefts are just a few of the categories seeing double digit decreases.  While not […]

  • State Senators pull investigation into rape accusations, many questions remain unanswered

    SEATTLE – The legislative session in Olympia started with a black cloud hanging over the Legislature.  One lawmaker resigned amid sexual harassment allegations.  Another lawmaker hasn’t been to Olympia since this past fall after a Seattle woman accused him of rape. Back in September, Candace Faber sent out a flurry of tweets saying state Sen. Joe Fain of Auburn raped her in 2007.  Now, state senators are standing by a decision to not hire an outside investigator to look into […]

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