Birthplace: Cleveland, the best city in the USA
Education: Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism; Master's degree in Mass Communication
Both from The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. Go Devils!
Current Position/Job Duties: Multimedia journalist
Previous Work Experience: Reporter for WFTX-TV in Fort Myers, Florida
Most Memorable Stories: I could write a book! But one that stands out as memorable; a family saved up money to buy their young daughter one of those blow up Christmas lawn ornaments and someone STOLE it right before the holiday. I called the Grinch thief out on-air, he saw the story, brought it back, and apologized to the family!
Awards/Honors: Society of Professional Journalists Award of Excellence, BEA Festival of Media Arts
News Philosophy: "Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it and, above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light."- Joseph Pulitzer
Role Models: My Mom & Diane Sawyer
Favorite Sports Teams: Cavs, Indians, Arizona State Sun Devils
Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans & Frozen
Favorite Music: Whatever I can dance to! Which is pretty much anything.
Favorite Food: Dessert
Family: Amazing parents and a younger brother, who doubles as my best friend
Hidden Talent: I've won two pie eating contests. (I told you dessert was my favorite!)
What I like best about Northeast Ohio: Living by the lake is great, you can't beat it. And the people here are the best around!
You're most likely to see me around town at: Standing in line for coffee & crepes at Westside Market, going for a run at the Rocky River Reservation, shopping or seeing a movie at Crocker Park. Honestly, I'm all over the place!
On the weekends I love to: Explore new places
Additional Info You Want People to Know about You: I love what I do and I love telling your stories. Please feel free to reach out with story ideas, or just to say hi!