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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Police in Tarrant County say a 15-year-old driver led them on a dangerous high-speed chase that ended with a crash in Dallas. Police released a portion of dash camera footage from Sunday morning's chase showing how it ended near Downtown Dallas.
Concerned parents packed a Mesquite high school gym, demanding answers about a police shooting involving a student with a gun. Their biggest concern was how the incident — and information about it — was relayed to parents.
Mesquite police say the armed student they opened fire on at a charter school campus Monday “wanted to hurt people."
A rideshare driver was found murdered Tuesday morning when his car ran into a South Dallas home.
Ali Ismail was murdered on Valentine's Day last year. Surveillance showed two men trying to break into cars. Police believe they're responsible for his death, but they still haven't been identified one year later.
Arlington Animal Services said it believes it got the right coyote but added that it can't be 100% sure.
The city of Arlington now says three children were attacked by a coyote at a park. The attacks happened Saturday, Monday and Tuesday.
The law allowing Kami Ludwig to be charged with murder is still new and, so far, has mostly been used against drug dealers and drug suppliers -- not the buyers. It will be up to a grand jury to decide if her alleged purchase of the drugs that led to her boyfriend's overdose constitutes a murder charge.
One of the Fort Worth firefighters seriously injured in a rollover crash this week is now out of the hospital.
Family members of a Dallas woman killed over a pick-up basketball game got a chance to directly address the man who shot her on Thursday.