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?
A movie star
How might someone have described you in high school?
Outgoing, energetic, ambitious
What was your first job?
Washing pizza pans
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?
Every day is different
What do you not like about your job?
What would be a perfect day for you?
A day at the beach
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?
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