Education: University of Maryland at College Park
Current Position/Job Duties: Co-anchor for Good Morning Cleveland- 4:30 a.m. until 7 a.m.
(Right before Good Morning America)
Previous Work Experience: WOFL-TV, Orlando, FL, The Washington Post, (also- TV stations in Houston, D.C, Raleigh, and Dayton, OH)
Joined NewsChannel5: 2011
Awards: Emmy Award for Newscast Morning/Daytime Market 1-20: June 2013
Most Memorable Stories: Presidential Campaign of 2004, Final Space Shuttle Launch, Tropical Storm Allison. I produce and host a monthly adoption segment here on NewsChannel5 at 5pm called "A Child Is Waiting." It helps to move some great kids from foster care to permanent loving homes.
Role Model: Mom
Favorite Sports Teams: Cavs, Browns, Indians, Phillies, Terps.
Favorite Music: R&B, New Country, Soul, Jon Secada, Rascal Flatts, Luther Vandross, Chicago, Mary J. Blige, Anita Baker, and anything with a nice melody, a good beat, and great message.
Favorite Movies: Superman 2, Terms of Endearment, The Color Purple, Chasing Amy, Saving Private Ryan
Favorite Programs: True Blood, The View, NewsChannel 5, Being Human, The Suze Orman Show, State Of The Union With Candy Crowley, Hot In Cleveland, 60 Minutes, Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Favorite Foods: Lasagna, Broccoli, anything with chocolate and peanut butter combined.
Hobbies & Interests: Working out, exploring new places, volunteering.
Hidden Talents: decent karaoke singer, can name the American Presidents in order.
Some things most people don't know about me: I was too young to remember it, but as a child, my mom says I was almost kidnapped from a grocery store.
Made an appearance on The Wendy Williams Show.
What I like best about Northeast Ohio: Lake Erie, Downtown Cleveland, plenty of small towns with a lot of charm, the seasons, and down to earth people
You're most likely to see me around town at: the movie theater, gym, Playhouse Square, Crocker Park
On the weekends I love to: Sleep in (I'm in the NewsChannel 5 newsroom at 1 a.m. It's the vampire shift, and can be a brutal schedule)
Catch up with friends and family, explore new places.
Favorite Quotes: "There's Value In The Valley."-- Iyanla Vanzant,
"We must be the change we want to see in the world."-- Mahatma Ghandi,
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."-- Maya Angelou