Hello! First, I want to say I feel lucky to cover important matters affecting Western Washington. I am inherently curious, which comes in handy when you are a journalist.
I am an East Coast native, mostly grew up in Northern Virginia right on the outskirts of DC. After graduating from the University of Maryland-College Park, I got my first news job at CTV, a government-run news operation covering Prince George’s County in Maryland.
My journey to expand my reporting experience also took me to Tennessee. One of my most memorable stories working at the ABC affiliate in Knoxville was my investigation into the opioid epidemic. I uncovered an opioid pipeline from Florida to Tennessee and the investigation received an Edward R. Murrow award and an Associated Press award for Best Enterprise.
Over the years at FOX 13 News, I have covered countless issues including crime, homelessness, government accountability, real estate trends and mental health issues. I was so honored when I received an Emmy award for a news series that not only aimed to educate people on teen suicide but also to change the dialogue.
Some of my biggest personal milestones have also happened here in the Seattle area. I got married! And my husband and I were lucky enough to bring our son into the world. Together, we love to eat and explore the beautiful PNW.
In my free time I also love to squeeze in hikes and dance lessons. Did I mention I love food?
A movement is underway to get a basketball coach back on the court at Issaquah High School.
Trash is piling up across western Washington after a temporary work stoppage.
Residents in flood-prone areas of the Skokomish Valley were asked on Thursday, Jan. 6 to evacuate for at least 72 hours.
Just when Whatcom County residents thought they could put the snow behind them, another round is expected to hit the county.
For more than a week, some cities and towns in Washington have been buried in snow. Now, some spots are expected to potentially get even more snow this week.
Doctors and nurses across Washington are worried about a potential surge in hospitalizations because of Omicron.
In the last two weeks, Washington state has averaged more than 1,500 new, likely cases of COVID-19 a day. And that's leading to a strain at testing sites in some areas.
The City of Seattle announced Thursday that it will expand a unique program that pairs firefighters with social workers.
Law enforcement officials say the massive supply of fentanyl-laced pills pouring into our region is at a crisis level.
Community members are taking action to fight what they say are system failures that allowed Oakley to remain missing for nearly a year without raising any alarms.