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?
The issue of police pursuits in Washington State have been front and center ever since the law changed in 2021 under House Bill 1054.
A community is demanding answers after the parents of a missing girl, Oakley Carlson, are locked up refusing to help bring her home. Did social workers ignore phone calls warning that Oakley Carlson was being abused? The Spotlight investigates the agency tasked with protecting children in Washington state.
Police response times for people in need in Seattle are dramatically up as the Seattle Police Department struggles with a staffing crisis, according to a new report.
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.
On March 30, 1942, 272 Japanese Americans living on Bainbridge Island were gathered at the Eagledale Ferry Dock and sent to California.
As the community mourns the loss of Everett Police Officer Dan Rocha, FOX 13 News has learned that the suspect accused in his death is Richard James Rotter.
After years of legal challenges, King County resumed inquests into law enforcement-involved deaths. The first inquest hearing in four years involved the shooting of Damarius Butts, who was killed by Seattle Police in 2017.
The Pierce County Sheriff's Department said two deputies were shot in Spanaway on Tuesday and rushed to St. Joseph Medical Center.
Even with Gov. Jay Inslee’s announcement that the indoor mask mandate will be lifted at schools come March 12, the debate over masks is not over.
Several people in Washington with ties to Ukraine are watching what's happening in Eastern Europe closely and with concern.