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 Dallas City Council approved the new $4.3 billion budget for 2022 following a 13-2 vote.
A man was murdered during a robbery on a street in the Oak Lawn neighborhood of Dallas. So far, police are saying little about their progress in the search for the killer.
Another pilot aboard the plane remains hospitalized at Parkland in Dallas as of Monday evening after he and the other pilot had to eject from their aircraft.
Multiple crews are in Lake Worth to investigate a military training jet crash Sunday morning.
A woman is still recovering in the hospital after her car was struck head-on by another vehicle earlier this week in Tarrant County.
Customs and Border Patrol estimates some 12,000 Haitian migrants have now crossed the Rio Grande into the U.S. illegally. It's unclear how so many amassed so quickly in Del Rio.
Caleb Cox was in the Uptown area after getting off work at a local bar when he was shot in the chest by a stray bullet. He's now recovering from a collapsed lung and broken ribs, but it could’ve been much worse.
A stray bullet hit an innocent bystander in the chest after a gunman opened fire on a car on McKinney Avenue in Uptown Dallas early Monday morning.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says he’s filing lawsuits against six school districts that are defying Governor Greg Abbott’s executive order regarding mask mandates.
The city of Grapevine and American Airlines flight crew members gathered 20 years, to-the-minute, since terrorists attacked the United States on 9/11.