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!
Dallas PD says 18 additional 911 call takers were assigned Monday, but we know there are ongoing issues with dispatch that the city is working to address.
A 10-year-old and 15-year-old were among eight people shot when a fight broke out after an argument between two separate groups of partygoers at a Dallas banquet hall overnight Saturday.
An Aledo father is sharing his story about his mission to save his daughter who was dealing with serious kidney issues two years ago.
Every year, a North Texas church pairs with an anonymous donor to provide free AC window units to those who need them.
A DeSoto teen has been charged with manslaughter in connection to the deadly wreck involving a beloved Kimball High School mentor. Police say he was driving 90 miles per hour when he t-boned her car.
Dallas ISD boosted graduation rates by more than 20 percent in just a few short weeks. But are students stepping up or is the bar being lowered?
A youth baseball team is stepping up to help one of their own who was injured in a major car crash.
Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday at Kimball High School in Oak Cliff to honor a woman remembered for her leadership and for helping students achieve their goals of going to college.
A Dallas high school community is devastated after a woman, who helped countless teens get on track to go to college, lost her life in a DeSoto car crash.
It's been one month since Chief Garcia implemented his crime reduction plan, and he says it's working. He says overall violent crime is down 5% year-to-date. Still, newly-released data to Dallas City Council’s public safety committee is raising concern about how long it’s taking officers to arrive.