Birthplace: Upstate New York, but Southwestern Connecticut is home.
Education: BA in Psychology, BA in Communication Sciences from the University of Connecticut
Current Position/Job Duties: Good Morning Cleveland Anchor, bringing news from the Live Desk.
Previous Work Experience: My career began with a two-year stint in Great Falls, MT. I fell in love with Big Sky country, where I worked as an Anchor/Reporter/Producer. That was followed by three-and-a-half years on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. I spent my weekdays as an Anchor/Reporter, and weekends getting my fill of Delmarva’s beautiful beaches and delicious Maryland blue crabs. I was also spoiled with mild winters.
Joined News 5: April 2015
Most Memorable Stories: The 114th birthday celebration for the late Walter Breuning, who, at the time, was the world’s oldest man; Storm coverage before, during and after Superstorm Sandy battered the Eastern Shore; Covering the historic 2014 Maryland Gubernatorial race on election night from Hogan headquarters in Annapolis, as Larry Hogan was elected in an upset win, becoming the state’s 62nd governor and only the 7th Republican to hold the position.
Awards/Honors: 2010 Society of Professional Journalists Award; 2013 AP Award for Best Reporter; 2014 AP Award for Outstanding Enterprise Reporting; 2014 AP Award for Outstanding Feature/Human Interest Story
News Philosophy: Work hard, know your audience, serve your viewers with dedication.
Role Models: My parents.
Favorite Sports Teams: UConn Huskies with a soft spot for the Griz, Baltimore and of course all Cleveland teams :)
Favorite Music: Depends on my mood! Pop, Blues, Country, Hip Hop, Christian Pop/Rock and Christmas music.
Favorite Movies: Anything Disney, nothing horror.
Favorite Programs: Breaking Bad, The Bachelor/Bachelorette, The Voice, Scandal, MasterChef and GMC, of course!
Favorite Book: The Great Gatsby
Hobbies/Interests: I’m a big foodie and love to cook, bake and try new restaurants. I also love traveling and exploring new places, and enjoy good conversation, good wine and finding a good bargain.
Hidden Talents: Cooking. I can also play the flute!
Something Most People don't know about me: I’m a dual citizen and had a very strong British accent when I was little.
What I like best about Northeast Ohio: Lake Erie and the beautiful communities that surround it, the West Side Market, the Metroparks, restaurants and all the warm, friendly people who call Northeast Ohio home!