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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
  • Business owners, residents weigh in with KeyArena construction set to start Wednesday

    SEATTLE – Just ahead of Wednesday afternoon’s groundbreaking ceremony at KeyArena, crews are already working on preparations for the big showing. Neighborhood association Uptown Alliance says road crews will move the bike lane from the east side of 1st Avenue North to the west side of the street to free up the lanes for Metro buses and other traffic.  Uptown Alliance officials said it’s part of the Oak View Group’s efforts to keep traffic flowing during construction. The sounds of […]

  • CAPTURED: Bellevue man sentenced to more than 5 years in prison for attacks on 3 women walking alone in Seattle

    SENTENCING UPDATE February 16th, 2018– James Montgomery was sentenced to more than 66 months in prison on February 16th, 2018, after being found guilty of Assault in the 4th Degree and two counts of Attempted Indecent Liberties. CAPTURE UPDATE May 18, 2017 33-year-old James Montgomery pleaded not guilty in King County Superior Court to three counts of Indecent Liberties and is being held on $500,000 bail. CAPTURE UPDATE May 7, 2017 King County Prosecutors have charged 33-year-old James Richard Montgomery with 3 […]

  • Veteran escorted by police from Kirkland yogurt shop pushes boycott, possible litigation

    KIRKLAND, Wash. – A man removed by police from a yogurt shop in Kirkland says he’s pushing for a boycott and stiff penalties for those involved.  About two weeks ago, Kirkland Police asked 31-year-old black man Byron Ragland to leave a Menchies yogurt shop after two white female employees had their manager call 911 saying he was suspicious and made them afraid.  Monday, the city of Kirkland is issuing an apology.  The man removed says he wants actions not words. […]

  • Kirkland police apologize for removing black man from yogurt shop

    A protest is planned for Tuesday morning outside of Menchie's frozen yogurt store in Kirkland, where a black court advocate who was supervising a court-ordered visitation was asked to leave by police for being an "unwanted subject."

  • Washington businesses look to export goods with tariff wars looming

    Bringing business to Washington state is a big job that includes a plan to entice international trade.

  • King County Council approves $100M in affordable housing funds for working class families

    With the rising cost of living, the King County Council is trying to flood affordable housing projects with millions of dollars to keep the middle class living and working in the county. 

  • Two Latino officers look to make inroads in Burien as part of gang-prevention efforts

    BURIEN, Wash. – The city of Burien is committed to developing strategies to combat gang violence. With two rival Hispanic gangs responsible for multiple shootings, steering kids away from gang life is one of the city’s top priorities. But language and trust continue to be barriers. Q13 News’ Nadia Romero went on patrol with two officers committed to breaking through these barriers, as a city works through grief, towards helping it’s growing Latino population connect. The department is looking for […]

  • King County council approves sheriff’s regional gang unit; some training money in question

    SEATTLE —We know we have big problems in our community with homelessness, crime and affordability.  In an $11.7 billion budget, the King County Council just unanimously approved funding to try to tackle those issues: $230 million to homeless services, $100 million for workforce house, and expanding bus services in the county to 200,000 hours. Seventy-five percent of the general-fund dollars are going to criminal justice, including $900,000 to fund a new regional gang unit.  However, the sheriff’s office is concerned […]

  • Feds: Investigation leads to 19 pounds of drugs, gang members in Kent

    Kent, Wash. – An operation targeting violent crime in South King County got eleven guns and 19 pounds of illegal drugs off the streets and put six violent criminals behind bars. These aren’t low level offenders. The men arrested have long criminal histories of drugs, illegal gun possession, and other major crimes dating back to the late 1980s. Operation East Watch is under the umbrella of Project Safe Neighborhoods which combines the efforts of the US Attorney’s Office, ATF and […]

  • Why your Seattle City Light bill might be sky high

    SEATTLE– Some Seattle City Light customers are crying foul after getting bills seven times more expensive than normal.  City Light says it has an explanation and an answer to the problem. City Light crews are currently installing new meters that will ultimately be more accurate.  But installing the new system didn’t come without challenges, including a year-long delay and being $31 million over budget — to the tune of $109 million. $837.59 is a whopping bill Seattle resident Colin Bishop […]