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I am thrilled to be working at Q13 News.

Moving back to the amazing people and unrivaled beauty of the Pacific Northwest is a dream come true.

I grew up in Longview, Wash., and lived in the South Sound for several years before beginning my broadcasting career in Reno, Nev., as a photojournalist. I then moved more than 2,000 miles away to Greensboro, N.C., where my nearly 10-year long stint in the Deep South began.

After almost 7 years working as a photojournalist and reporter in Atlanta, I packed up my life and returned to my home state of Washington.

I love coffee, beer and sandwiches. I live in Seattle with my awesome dog.

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Recent Articles
  • Three teenagers arrested in deadly Kent police pursuit

    KENT, Wash. – Police said Monday they have arrested three teenage suspects in Sunday morning’s tragic police-pursuit accident in which Kent officer Diego Moreno was killed. The three suspects now in custody are aged from 16 to 17.  The driver, a 16-year-old, is being held for investigation of second-degree murder, the other two for unlawful possession of a firearm and investigation of unlawful discharge of a firearm. “Good people doing their absolute best to serve community sometimes fall upon tragedy,” Kent […]

  • Man arrested, accused of pepper-spraying dad and toddler over photo complaint in Seattle park

    SEATTLE – If you’ve ever been to Seattle’s Green Lake Park on a sunny day, you’ve probably seen a man known for wearing little clothing and sometimes snapping photos of sunbathers. Q13 news is not naming the man or showing his face because he has not been officially charged with a crime. But the man was arrested by Seattle police earlier this week and accused of assaulting an off-duty Seattle firefighter and his 2-year-old daughter with pepper spray when the […]

  • Police ID Tacoma’s Hilltop murder victim, seek public’s help

    TACOMA, Wash. – Police are investigating a late Wednesday night homicide in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood. Investigators released the victim’s information on Thursday identifying 28-year-old Robert Doss as the man gunned down while he ate dinner with a friend inside her car near 14th and L streets. The shooting happened in a neighborhood that once was rife with crime but is now undergoing rapid change. “Since this was the last place he was at I had to come by,” said Isaiah […]

  • Protesters rally against construction of King County juvenile jail, boast 100+ supporters

    SEATTLE – Opponents of the new King County juvenile justice facility have battled, both inside and out of court for years against the more than $200 million replacement project in Seattle’s Central District. Plus, an appeal working through the state’s Supreme Court could mean vital funding for the new facility could be at risk. Dozens of protesters rallied outside the facility early Tuesday morning. “We must move into a period of redesign and we must put something in place that […]

  • Hot, dry weather prolongs brush fire threat to homes

    KENT, Wash. – Our long streak of hot, dry weather continues to increase the risk for brush and wildland fires across the state. Right now all of Western Washington is facing moderate risk, according to state department of natural resources, while Central and Eastern Washington was faring even worse. Seattle firefighters responded to 20 brush fires from Friday through Sunday – including some where bark chips may have spontaneously combusted in the summer sun. The bottom line, firefighters say, is […]

  • North Sound nonprofit turning sea waste into affordable prosthetics

    A local nonprofit organization in the North Sound has found a way to bring prosthetic limbs to children whose families might not otherwise be able to afford expensive artificial limb or hands.

  • Drugs laced with fentanyl found during Snohomish County’s second opioid point-in-time count

    EVERETT, Wash. – Health, law enforcement and other officials in Snohomish County are in the middle of a week’s long data collection period looking to track heroin and opioid overdoses across the county. It’s only the second time officials in the North Sound have gathered data like this; the first happened in 2017. One of the goal sof the survey is to figure out exactly how many people are overdosing — to gauge the severity of the crisis, and figure […]

  • Tacoma billboard warns of Nazi neighbors

    TACOMA, Wash – A new billboard in South Tacoma is raising eyebrows – not for what it’s selling, but for the message that it’s trying to send. A group called Tacoma Against Nazis paid to erect a billboard along Pacific Avenue to fight what it sees as white supremacy encroaching into their neighborhood. The organization says its group of about 100 people have been fighting against a local business they believe has ties to white supremacy. And while for now […]

  • Evacuees return home after Central Washington wildfire explodes overnight

    VANTAGE, Wash. – The fast-moving wildfire in Central Washington that temporarily closed Interstate 90 Tuesday morning was still burning out of control Tuesday afternoon. Fire officials say at least 1,600 acres have been scorched and the fire is 50 percent contained The Rye Grass Coulee Fire started late Monday night; officials say there was lightning in the area but the official cause is still under investigation. The fire shut down about 20 miles of I-90 Tuesday morning; backroads were also […]

  • James Stidd sentenced to 40+ years in murder of Lacey grandmother

    OLYMPIA, Wash. – The man accused of killing a Lacey grandmother in 2016 was sentenced to more than 40 years behind bars. The trial lasted about five weeks. James Stidd was sentenced for his role in the 2016 murder of Gail Doyle of Lacey. Stidd remained defiant in court, claiming his innocence throughout the trial. Gail’s body was never found, and her family says they will never have closure until she is properly laid to rest. “I could not be […]