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 family of a murdered teenager knows there's no simple solution to curb violent crime but believes something must be done as homicides are on the rise in Dallas.
The Balsora Baptist Church in Wise County was completely engulfed by a fire on Friday afternoon. Despite the damages, the pastor says Sunday service will be held.
Across the country this weekend, people are recognizing the significance of Juneteenth. In Fort Worth, hundreds join the grandmother of Juneteenth, Ms. Opal Lee, in her annual 2.5 mile walk to recognize the 2.5 years it took for the news of freedom to reach Texas.
Trustees say the plans to create a safety and security committee were months in the making, but the board decided to act more quickly after the Uvalde shooting.
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice is temporarily stopping the transportation of inmates while conducting internal and outside reviews of its procedures after inmate Gonzalo Lopez stabbed a correction officer before stealing the bus he was riding on to seek medical treatment, later fleeing on foot in Leon County last month.
The topic of arming school employees has been brought up throughout the past few weeks. In Keller, it’s far from a sure thing. But for now, it’s a part of a broader conversation.
A growing number of Republicans are starting to show support for some sort of gun safety legislation following the school shooting in Uvalde that left 19 children and two teachers dead.
The driver that Arlington firefighters rescued from high waters Friday night has died.
Dallas police have charged a man for two recent murders, and, as standard, protocol, they're looking at whether he was involved in other shootings or deadly attacks as well.
The Dallas County medical examiner has identified the passenger killed in Monday's fiery crash in Dallas. She died along with pro-football player Jeff Gladney.