I became interested in broadcasting while still in school at Kettering's Fairmont East High School.
I got my start in radio while I was still a senior at Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio. After graduation, I was lucky to get a job back home in Dayton. I became the very first female newscaster for WHIO Radio.
In 1984, I made the transition to television as a crime beat reporter for WHIO-TV. I also anchored the Saturday morning show for 7 years before moving to San Diego, California for a reporting job at KFMB-TV. I came back home in 1999, and became the Special Projects Manager at WHIO-TV, overseeing many of the investigations that you see on our station.
Q & A
- Where were you born?
- Where did you grow up?
- Springfield and Kettering.
- What was your favorite TV show then?
- I really liked The Avengers and Perry Mason when I was a kid
- What was the first thing you ever wanted to be?
- How might someone have described you in high school?
- Outgoing, energetic, ambitious
- What was your first job?
- What was your first job in television?
- I started in radio and moved into television here at WHIO
- What do you like about your job?
- What do you not like about your job?
- What would be a perfect day for you?
- What advice would you have for someone wanting to go into the business?
- Get an internship to make sure this is your goal – then work on a great audition tape.
- If you could only keep one 5-minute tape from your career what would be on it?
Some of the most memorable stories include: the search of Jeffrey Dahmer’s house and the serial killer was arrested, a tragic airplane crash near Cincinnati, a jailhouse interview with Larry Flynt, The search for a missing child that ended with the arrest of her mother for her murder.
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