I am incredibly honored to be a member of the FOX 13 News team, working alongside some of the most elite journalists in the United States. I joined the company as a reporter in August 2019.
Growing up, I was a very shy girl with extremely low self-esteem. I thought I would never see the day when I could turn on a television and see myself on the screen.
Instead of hiding in the shadows, I took a chance on faith and stepped into the light. I won my first beauty pageant at the age of 16, and from then on, I began to see my potential. Taking that chance was the hardest, but most rewarding decision I have ever made. The adrenaline of pageantry and on-stage presentation jump-started my interest in journalism.
I am a proud alum of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. However, the road to the start of my career was not easy. I was rejected from job positions left and right. Just when self-doubt started to creep back into my life, I kept the faith and persevered.
With patience, I was blessed with the opportunity to start my career in my hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, as a multimedia journalist at KPTM FOX42 News. After that, I was a multimedia journalist for KTUL Tulsa’s Channel 8 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I joined WWMT Newschannel 3 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, as a reporter where I earned my first Emmy nomination.
Being the voice of the community has been one of the greatest honors, and I look forward to the many adventures my career takes me.
Blood supply across the region is dangerously low. The Northwest region’s American Red Cross said it’s experiencing its lowest post-summer inventory level for the first time in six years. Officials said they must to collect 10,000 units per day through the end of October to fill the urgent need.
As crime numbers rise in the region, law enforcement agencies are looking for new ways to help keep the streets safe. Several departments are getting creative about ways to recruit.
Gov. Jay Inslee made a plea to the federal government on Friday, requesting additional medical personnel to help overwhelmed hospitals in Washington.
COVID-19 isn’t the only virus vexing health leaders-- the upcoming flu season is causing concern.
Burien Police detectives seized 41,530 fentanyl-laced tablets in an arrest Tuesday.
People who escaped the Taliban in Afghanistan are transitioning into their new lives in the Pacific Northwest. Just last month, more than 300 refugees made it to Washington. With more people arriving soon, communities are coming together to help support their new start.
Seattle Seahawks fans are days away from cheering on the home team at Lumen Field for the first time since the 2019 season.
A beloved superior court judge with a passion for mentoring young people has died. Judge Eric Lucas made history as the first African American elected to Snohomish County Superior Court.
Most of the cultural and creative arts industry across the region was silenced by the COVID-19 pandemic. King County announced $20 million in economic support towards recovery from the pandemic.
The Tacoma Rainiers’ double-header baseball game on Monday provided a closer look at compliance with Washington’s outdoor mask mandate at large gatherings. The new rule started on September 13, requiring crowds of 500 people or more to mask up regardless of vaccination status.