For more than a decade, you’ve invited me into your homes. Giving me the chance to bring you a variety of news stories. From hard news, sports, and entertainment, to working with you in the community at the Barbershop Forum. I’m thrilled and honored that you keep coming back and showing your love and support.
The Bay Area has become a second home. However, the road here started nearly 3,000 miles away in Philadelphia, where I was born and raised.
I moved to Fairfield, Ohio a suburb of Cincinnati, for high school.
This is where I was bitten by the TV bug. My mom worked in television behind the scenes. So I spent a lot of time growing up in the newsroom. My first on-air appearance was in a commercial for an amusement park that aired as part of Club 19’s, FOX Kids Club in Cincinnati.
It was at this time I knew I loved the television industry, but I planned on going to college to become a pediatrician. That is until my high school counselor told me how many years it would take to get my M.D. It was at that very moment things clicked and journalism became the front runner once again.
I attended The Ohio State University, where I was a cheerleader giving me the opportunity to perform in front of 100,000+ people each week at The Horseshoe or Ohio Stadium. Oh, btw... I also picked up a Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast Journalism in my spare time.
While at Ohio State, my television dreams started to come together. I was selected to be a paid intern (very rare back then) at WCMH NBC4 in Columbus, Ohio. One day while working on a story, I learned how to do an Irish style of dancing (an art I lost shortly after I got it) made famous by the theater show Riverdance. I used that skill in my demo reel and landed my first professional job in front of the camera.
I became an anchor and reporter at 13WMAZ in Macon Georgia. My new boss said that little “fancy” footwork made me stand out and that’s why she decided to offer me the job.
From there I moved back to Columbus again working for WCMH, but this time I traded the intern title for that of a reporter. Next, it was to Washington, D.C. where I was the Bureau Chief at Tech TV. Then a brief stint at KING 5 in Seattle before settling here in the Bay.
When I’m not working, you’ll see me sporting some form of Ohio State gear cheering on my beloved Buckeyes. I’m also a volunteer “Big” to my “little” from Big Brothers Big Sisters organization.
Enough about me, I want to hear from you. Drop me a line and send me your story ideas.