Birthplace: Kansas City, MO
Education: Kansas State University. Go ‘Cats!
Current Position/Job Duties: Reporter/MMJ
Previous Work Experience: I spent three years at KCTV5 in my hometown of Kansas City before coming to Cleveland. Before that, I was reporting from the Kansas Statehouse at KSNT News in Topeka, KS.
Joined News 5: January 2020
Most Memorable Stories: In 2017, I was part of a team covering the tragic shooting at the Route 91 music festival in Las Vegas. In 2018, I spent nearly six months following the downfall of then Missouri Governor Eric Greitens. And in 2019, I covered the Presidential race in Iowa and Kansas City talking to five candidates in total. I also sat down for an exclusive interview with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
News Philosophy: You can’t tell the story sitting at your desk.
Favorite Sports Teams: The Kansas City Royals
Favorite Music: I like it if I can dance to it!
Favorite Movie: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Legally Blonde, and Broadcast News
Favorite Book: A Wrinkle in Time, Oryx and Crake, and many others!
Favorite Food: I’ll always try something once, but I’ll never turn down a taco.
Pet: I have a calico cat named Midge
Hobbies & Interests: Yoga, horseback riding, baking and cooking, and reading. I’m really excited to get out on the lake and hiking around the state!
You're most likely to see me around town at: Yoga, concerts or grabbing dinner and drinks with friends.
What I like best about Northeast Ohio: The people and the snow!