It is an honor and blessing to join the team here at News Center 7 as an All-Media-Journalist. WHIO-TV has such a great reputation and I look forward to continuing the tradition of excellence for the #1 CBS station in the country!
I’m a proud Hoosier and Big 10 basketball fan! I was born in raised in Carmel, IN, a suburb just north of Indianapolis. I started my broadcast career at Carmel High School doing the announcement and announcing football, basketball games for the school TV and radio stations. There I gained a love for journalism and took my talents to Columbia, MO and the Missouri School of Journalism. I graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism in May, 2013. I started working for the NBC affiliate, KOMU-8 News, my first week on campus and continued through graduation. I started as a production assistant and worked my way up to live-reporting and solo-anchoring the Sunday night newscasts.
Also, while at Mizzou I wrote, produced and anchored stories for Newsy.com, a multi-source video news website. I worked one semester for KMOX, the CBS radio affiliate in St. Louis, Missouri covering the Missouri legislature. I also got the opportunity to intern for Golf Channel in Orlando for its talk-show department.
I’m excited to bring these experiences to contribute to all of WHIO’s platforms as an All-Media-Journalist. I work out of the Springfield bureau and cover Logan and Champaign County for the Springfield News-Sun and Channel 7. Feel free to email me with any stories you would like covered!
In my free time, I enjoy playing golf, pick-up basketball and lounging by the pool on a summer day. I also love watching sports events, Colts and Pacers especially, and don’t mind unwinding to a show on Netflix at the end of the night.
Q & A
Where were you born?
Where did you grow up?
What was your favorite TV show then?
What was the first thing you ever wanted to be?
A sports announcer
How might someone have described you in high school?
Outgoing and involved
What was your first job?
Worked as a cart boy at a golf course
What was your first job in television?
Production Assistant at KOMU 8 News
What do you like about your job?
I like meeting the people of the Miami Valley, specifically in Champaign and Logan County. Everyone is so friendly and every day is a new adventure.
What do you not like about your job?
Reporting on crimes done to children and deaths
What might people be surprised to know about you?
I was voted “Most likely to be the next American Idol” in my high school senior class of 951
What is the hardest thing you ever did?
Achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. For my project, I organized and planned services for Veterans in nursing homes on Memorial Day.
What would be a perfect day for you?
I would wake up and go skiing in Vail, CO in the morning. Then I’d drive from the mountains to a golf course and squeeze in a twilight round of golf and finish the day with a nice steak dinner.
What advice would you have for someone wanting to go into the business?
Never stop learning and find some mentors in the business who believe in you!
Favorite book: The Great Gatsby
Favorite CBS show: 60 Minutes
Favorite dream car: Lamborghini
Favorite food: Filet with blue cheese on top
Favorite hobby: Playing golf and pick-up basketball
Favorite Miami Valley place: The Greene
Favorite movie: Up in the Air
Favorite music: County and the Top Hits
Favorite travel destination: Vail, CO
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