I joined WHIO News Team in August 2011.
It is an honor to work for the #1 station, WHIO, doing what I love best! Plus, I get to be near my fiancé! Essentially, News Center 7 brings me "home."
I am a graduate of the University of Virginia. I started my news career in radio as a weekend news anchor at WRVA in Richmond, VA. My first television job was a "split-shift" as a traffic reporter for WPBF, an ABC affiliate in West Palm Beach.
I come to the Miami Valley from the Shenandoah Valley. I worked at WHSV, an ABC affiliate in Harrisonburg, VA. I produced and co-anchored WHSV Daybreak, awarded Virginia's Best Morning Show in 2010. Also at WHSV, I covered politics, including the presidential election in 2008. I had a political segment where I had the opportunity to exclusively interview dozens of lawmakers, asking them questions that mattered to viewers.
I've been told, "get ready for snow!" Between you and me... I'm not exactly a fan of snow but I love severe weather coverage! So, bring it on! I'm ready!
I'm a huge news junkie, addicted to social media. I'd love to hear from you, especially story ideas and restaurant recommendations!
Where were you born?
Where did you grow up?
I grew up everywhere! New York, Maryland, Virginia and Korea. I even spent an entire summer in Ohio!
What was the first thing you ever wanted to be?
I wanted to be a CIA detective, then an attorney. As a reporter, I get to do a bit of both!
How might someone have described you in high school?
I was dedicated and never missed a day of school! (Okay, I was a bit of a nerd)
What was your first job?
I was a sales assistant at a boutique because I wanted the discount. I later became the store manager and opened up another location, hiring 20 people!
What was your first job in journalism?
I started out in radio. I was a weekend radio DJ and a news anchor in Richmond, VA.
What do you like about your job?
I love how it's different every day! I enjoy meeting new people and telling their stories. I also love storm coverage and keeping the Miami Valley safe!.
What do you not like about your job?
I do not get any sleep, but it's my own fault! I rarely sleep because I have to constantly know what is going on in the news! I am addicted to social media. Friend me on Facebook and Twitter!
What might people be surprised to know about you?
I am a naturally shy person. Also, I drink up to 6 cups of coffee every day.
What would be a perfect day for you?
Getting on a plane to Paradise Island's Atlantis with my family after breaking a story on WHIO.
What advice would you have for someone wanting to go into the business?
Be persistent. Don't be discouraged and follow your dreams. If you work hard, you can achieve anything!
If you could only keep one 5-minute tape from your career what would be on it?
I would include pieces of my exclusive political interviews with the Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, U.S. Senators, Congressmen and State and Local lawmakers in Virginia. I would also include clips from the historic Blizzard of 2010 in Virginia, where I produce and field anchored a 7 hour show.
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