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?
There is a constant beeping inside Harborview Medical Center’s COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a reminder that the COVID patients in the room are fighting for their lives.
The unemployment rate in Washington state is at 5.1% as of August. In some counties, the rate is even as high as 8%.
For the first time in nearly six decades, Ray's Drive-In is closed almost as many days as they are open.
Homeless encampments in Seattle city parks are nothing new, but now, many parents say they can no longer sit back and look away.
With most kids back to school, it’s a relief for many parents for social and academic reasons—but they're also keeping a close eye on the spike in COVID cases among children.
On the 20th anniversary of September 11, many from across Western Washington honored the victims in different ways.
On Thursday, people across Western Washington showed strong reactions to President Joe Biden’s sweeping rules addressing unvaccinated people.
Not even a full week into the school year, many districts are already dealing with COVID cases.
Medical officials say hospitalizations keep ticking up across Washington state, particularly among the unvaccinated and in rural areas.
A mix of challenges is triggering an unprecedented notice from Washington State Ferries ahead of Labor Day weekend.