I am originally from Zanesville, Ohio. Zanesville's previous claim to fame was the "Y"-Bridge. Yes, you can go to the middle of the bridge and take a left or a right. (It's really confusing for tourists.) Now, though, the town is known for the release of wild animals. I was one of the first wild animals to escape. I came to the Dayton area and attended college at Wright State...GO RAIDERS! My first radio experience was a summer off from college, when I went back home and worked for the local station there, WHIZ. I was running the board for Reds games and hosting a request show. (I was AWFUL at it!) My first experience with Cox Radio Dayton was the following year, when I became an intern in the Creative Services Department. I wrote commercials, and learned a ton about the behind-the-scenes radio world. Then, I came back to Cox again, after college, and worked part-time as a night news writer. During the day, I was working a split, doing news at a station in Xenia, WBZI, so needless to say, that point in my life was a complete blur. Then I was promoted to morning anchor at WHIO-AM. Loved the job, but me? A morning person? Not so much. I then took a five year jaunt down to Cinci and 700 WLW, won an Edward R. Murrow Award, and then returned to WHIO. I have a wonderful son, who keeps me laughing all the time, an amazing boyfriend, and three cats. (One of those cats was found right here in the parking lot of CMG.) In my spare time, I crush candy like it's my job, and I am still attempting to defeat Demise in "The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword."
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 dolphin trainer at Sea World, or Madonna.
How might someone have described you in high school?
What was your first job?
What was your first job in radio?
Jock/ Board Op
What do you like about your job?
Starting fresh every day, writing.
What might people be surprised to know about you?
I play video games. Sandy Collins says I should have my own you tube channel highlighting my outrageous and ridiculous antics. I also have the sense of humor of a 13 year old boy.
What would be a perfect day for you?
Sleeping in, and heading to the beach.
What advice would you have for someone wanting to go into the business?
Be willing to change and learn new things. Coffee, lots of coffee.
If you could only keep one 5-minute tape from your career what would be on it?
The 9-11 tribute which featured my voice-over, my live coverage of Michael Jackson's funeral, funny character segments I did for Jerry Springer's radio show, and all of my many bloopers.
Favorite book: Lisey's Story. Stephen King
Favorite radio program: I really enjoy listening to Roxy on K99.1FM, and the K99 Breakfast Club.
Favorite dream car: Bumblebee
Favorite food: Pizza, and anything involving ranch dressing.
Favorite hobby: video games
Favorite Miami Valley place: my house, King's Island
Favorite movie: Avatar, Avengers, Hobbit, LOTR
Favorite music: hip-hop
Favorite travel destination: Hawaii, or anywhere with a beach.