“Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman,” said Justice Louis Brandeis.
It’s a simple sentence that sums up what I see as my duty as a journalist. We’re here to shine a light on problems that need to be solved.
Since joining Fox 4 in 2015 it's been gratifying to see the many results of our stories that help get things back on track.
One of my investigations exposed a broken system within Dallas Animal Services that was failing to track complaints from residents. One result of the broken system: an estimated 9,000 loose dogs in Dallas. The story was honored with awards from the National Press Club and Dallas Bar Association.
Another report exposed a school district spent $125,000 taxpayer dollars to renovate a house its superintendent is living in, without getting approval from the school board. Our reports led to the school district launching its own investigation which is still underway at this writing.
Most recently, it's been difficult to cover the devastation left behind by Hurricane Harvey. But it's also been remarkable to see the strength and grit of Texans. #TexasTough
Before moving back to my home state of Texas, I was blessed to play the flashlight role at WFTV-TV in Orlando, Florida. While there, many of my reports focused on areas where the government could better serve its citizens. I exposed that the city gave a company one million tax dollars to build a development that it never built.
In another investigation, we showed how easy it was to buy illegal drugs right off the shelves at an Orange County store. After our report, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office busted the store.
I also discovered moving a soccer stadium one block would have cost taxpayers 15 million dollars. Not the four million dollars the mayor originally told the public.
Before Orlando, I worked for WMC-TV in Memphis, Tennessee, and KCOY-TV, in Santa Barbara County, California.
I received a degree in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science from the University of Southern California. Fight On Trojans!
I’m married to my college sweetheart. He works at UT Dallas. Since he has a Master’s in finance, and a passion for the news, he often helps me wade through budgets, and public expense reports.
We have a 3-year-old and 1-year-old who keep us on our toes. We love going to church as a family, spending time at the Dallas Arboretum, taking vacations at the beach, and cheering on the Rangers, Mavs, Cowboys, and of course our Trojans!
There will be some last-minute decisions made early Wednesday morning on where hundreds of Dallas ISD students return to class for the first time since the storm. Some places are set for the relocated students, but others might not be ready.
President Donald Trump's campaign stop in Dallas Thursday went off without a hitch, thanks in large part to an expensive effort by the Dallas Police Department.
New technology may be able to help coaches keep North Texas high school football players safer when it comes to head injuries.
Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall opened up about the need for police across the nation to regain the public's trust.
Dallas ISD announced Tuesday it is scrapping a proposal that would have turned over the control of certain schools to private operators.
A mother was sentenced to six years in prison after she admitted to medically abusing her child. Prosecutors say she subjected him to unnecessary and painful surgeries and procedures over eight years.
Hundreds of millions of dollars and your political representation will be on the line in a few months with the 2020 Census.
The city of Dallas says the lawsuit involving the Confederate monument in Pioneer Park in downtown is financially harming the city.
A once shuttered Dallas elementary school is now providing a place of comfort to Dallas Independent School District students without a home.
Uber is about to get in gear with the first step towards putting self-driving cars on the streets of Dallas and its suburbs.