Thank you for welcoming me to Dallas! I guess you could say my broadcasting adventure began when I was in First Grade and my school principal asked me to read a poem I wrote over the P.A. system to the entire school! Well, now, here I am.
I’ve always been drawn to writing — be it short stories, poems, etc. I’m a musician who has been writing songs/lyrics since I was a teenager and, believe it or not, I still perform in a couple of bands!
I studied journalism at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. I covered our school’s sports teams for the student-run newspaper (The Appalachian) and began writing for a newspaper (The Enquirer Journal) after college.
In an unusual twist, I was unexpectedly brought into the world of television journalism in 2013 at FOX 46 Charlotte. I love the way television broadcasting allows viewers to see, hear and feel what the subjects are saying. Sometimes, it’s better for us, as journalists, to say less — and let you, the viewer, do the talking.
At FOX 46 I won an Emmy Award for Journalistic Enterprise. I won Reporter of the Year and Multimedia Journalist of the Year by the Radio and Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas (RTDNAC) as well as a number of other awards.
I’ve had a number of stories lead to legislative action. It’s always a good feeling to know that your platform is powerful enough to make a difference.
As much as I love news, I have plenty of hobbies outside of it. Music, basketball, snowboarding, running, cooking, exploring, etc. I’ve always been one of those people who gets along with everyone and has an eclectic set of interests and friends.
As a journalist, I believe that’s important — to cast a wide net — because we’re always running into all sorts of stories and people.
It’s a blessing to be in Dallas. I love the city. It seems like there’s always something to do and the restaurant scene is fantastic.
I’ll be around. Please, say hello!
The attack on the U.S. Capitol is ripping some North Texas families apart, as they are battling the emotions stemming from the criminal acts their family members are accused of committing.
Jackson Reffitt said he called the FBI to give warning of his father, Guy Reffitt, who is now charged in connection with the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol building.
Clay Jenkins said county commissioners will vote on an emergency contract next week to hire a vendor to develop a QR code system, which he said will ensure ones registering for a vaccination are the ones actually getting it.
The FBI announced Friday the arrest of a Richardson man, for his role in the riots at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month.
Dallas County commissioners will meet Friday to once again develop a plan to vaccinate vulnerable populations for COVID-19 after approving and then rescinding a plan in a span of two days.
In a letter to the county's health director, the state says Dallas County's plan to prioritize residents of certain zip codes would've broken the rules laid out as a state vaccine hub.
Hundreds of vehicles carrying thousands of people were in line at Dallas County’s Fair Park COVID-19 vaccination site Saturday morning.
Dallas County health officials confirmed the first-known case of the COVID-19 variant that was first seen in the United Kingdom has been discovered in Dallas County.
The Frisco realtor will face charges for “knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority” and “disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.”
The surge in coronavirus cases following the holidays has forced a Plano hospital to set up tents in its lobby to expand capacity and provide emergency care for non-COVID-19 patients.