Hello DFW! After four years and a few stops along the way, I’m blessed to be back in my home state of Texas reporting for FOX 4.
I grew up in Friendswood, Texas, which is a suburb outside of Houston. For my family, the news was on every morning before school and every evening before bed. I specifically remember when my curiosity for this craft began. My family evacuated for Hurricane Rita in 2005, and we sat in a hotel lobby for days. My eyes were glued to the television watching the Reporters stand in intense conditions ready to bring our family constant information.
"Follow your passion. It will lead you to your purpose." - Oprah Winfrey
But to be honest, my path wasn’t smooth in the beginning.
I started my freshman year at The University of Texas at Austin in Honors Biology and walked across the stage my senior year with a double major in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science. It took one elective class, a long talk with myself, and a leap of faith to learn the desire to be a journalist was still burning inside me.
Now, I wouldn’t change it for the world.
My reporting career began in Fayetteville, Arkansas. In 2019, I moved to Oklahoma City where I covered deadly tornadoes, the Johnson & Johnson opioid trial, and Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign rally in Tulsa. My last year in the Sooner State was dedicated to sharing the stories of Oklahomans deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic while pressing politicians for answers.
March 2021, I was honored to learn my dream of joining the FOX 4 team was coming true. You can catch me on FOX 4 News at 9 P.M. and 10 P.M. If I’m not at work, I’m with my rescue pup Maci, cheering on my Longhorns, or enjoying a large plate of Tex-Mex in this beautiful city.
See you around!
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A young man who was studying for the ministry and on his way to church to deliver a sermon died because Arlington police say someone else was driving drunk at 10 a.m.
More than half a dozen homes that were under construction in a McKinney neighborhood were leveled by a large fire Saturday evening.
A couple hundred people gathered in Dallas were joined by hundreds more in Fort Worth to protest the reversal of Roe v. Wade. Those in the crowd said they are feeling scared, disappointed, and angry about Friday’s decision. But they want to take their anger to action.
Hours after the U.S. Supreme Court opinion overturned Roe V. Wade, abortion rights activists marched the streets of Dallas. The decision from the Conservative majority court removes a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion after 50 years.
The mayor of a Denton County town submitted his resignation after members of a task force arrested him for trying to lure a child for sex online.
A 60-year-old man and his two nephews were identified as the victims of a drowning on Lake Lavon in Collin County this weekend. The victims’ families said he was taking his son and two nephews out to fish on Father’s Day weekend. The son was the only one to survive.
MedStar is having to dip into its rainy day fund to keep its 50 ambulances fueled. For June 2022, they are on track to spend nearly triple what they spent in June 2021.
The drivers were caught doing donuts, and the crowd surrounding them took over an intersection for the overnight stunting. When police arrived, the crowd used fireworks on police.
Dallas police say a 19-year-old was arrested for holding up six businesses in less than an hour, hugged his first victim and apologized.