I felt like I had to do something meaningful with the unique name I was given--yes, it's my real name--and becoming a journalist seemed like a good plan. Now, I'm an anchor/reporter at FOX 13 News in Seattle, so I guess you could say it worked out well!
I was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, where I graduated from UNLV with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. My first news job was at the CBS affiliate in Knoxville, Tennessee, where I covered many memorable stories as a reporter and weekend anchor including the devastating Gatlinburg wildfires, for which I was awarded my first Emmy alongside my coworkers for Continuing Coverage. I also covered my first snowstorm, interviewed Tim Tebow one-on-one and reported live from the sidelines of Neyland Stadium. Go Vols!
My career then took me to the PNW where I became the evening anchor at the ABC affiliate in Eugene, Oregon. There, I interviewed Garth Brooks and covered the unknowns of the pandemic, the protests following the death of George Floyd and the deadly Oregon wildfires, among other major stories from the area.
It was in Eugene where I fell in love with the PNW and everything it has to offer. As someone who grew up in the desert, I was amazed by the beautiful foliage and temperate summers.
Now, here I am in the gorgeous city of Seattle, doing what I love to do most at FOX 13 News! I'm beyond excited to explore the city and tell your stories. If you have any food recommendations or story ideas, send them my way!
In a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Seattle City Council voted on their preferences for a new Sound Transit Line connecting West Seattle to Ballard.
Two teenagers and a 5-year-old were taken to the hospital after being shot late Tuesday night in Kirkland.
A calendar from 1988 recently resurfaced thanks to the internet. It was made in Seattle 33 years ago, yet it went viral this past month.
15-year-old Grace Pilo from Seattle was diagnosed with type one diabetes when she was 10. Monday, she got a surprise that could literally save her life.
The emergency exposure heat rules will require employers to take extra precautions to prevent heat-related illness, especially for employees exposed to extreme heat outdoors like in agriculture and construction.
A domestic violence call in Des Moines ended with a man fighting for his life due to multiple gunshot wounds.
People living in Issaquah will certainly need the A/C as it's expected to one of the hottest cities in Washington state.
A local drive-thru that has been open for 21 years will be closed on Saturday due to the heat.
If you're thinking about heading to one of the local rivers, expect everything but calm waters.
Lucas and Art Kelly have a unique take on going to school during a pandemic.