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Growing up in Geauga County, I watched Fox 8 news all the time growing up; mostly for school closings when I was younger and for news as I got older. In high school, I really developed a love for television, taping the morning announcements and thinking of creative ways to tell people what was going on but also to try to get a laugh.

I earned my degrees from the beautiful Ohio University, studying political science and telecommunications.

I took my first television job in Oak Hill, WV as a weekend “weather person” and reporter during the week. I always tell people my first job was like graduate school for me. I learned so much shooting, editing and producing there that it helped me appreciate the whole process that goes into putting a newscast together.

I eventually moved up North, taking a job at a station in Charleston, WV. I stayed there for nearly 8 years, working my way up the ladder until I became the main evening anchor. There I covered many stories I will never forget, the one having the biggest impact was the UBB mining disaster where 29 brave souls lost their lives. It’s a story I will never forget. West Virginians are such kind and resilient people, it often reminded me of those from my beloved hometown.

I worked as an anchor and reporter in Boston before returning home to Fox 8 in Cleveland as the 7 o’clock anchor.

Being able to deliver the news to the people who matter the most to me in the world is such a blessing and very rewarding. I am so happy to be home.

Recent Articles
  • Republic Steel partnership to restart idled blast furnace

    LORAIN, Ohio- A partnership between Republic Steel and a Minnesota iron ore company says it plans to restart a northeast Ohio blast furnace that’s been idle since 2016. The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports Lorain Pig Iron LLC says the furnace capable of producing 1 million tons of pig iron annually could be operating at the Lorain mill by the end of 2018. The partnership between Republic and ERP Iron Ore is considering restarting a second furnace at the mill to produce pig iron […]

  • Nexus pipeline vote: City of Green accepts settlement with company

    GREEN, Ohio —  The legal fight to stop construction on a natural gas pipeline in the city of Green has come to an end, as city council voted to accept a settlement with the company behind the pipeline. By a narrow vote of 4 to 3, council voted to accept the settlement, saying it is what is best for the city. The Nexus Natural Gas Pipeline would run 8 miles through the city and has faced much opposition since it’s […]

  • Bodies of four family members recovered from Cleveland house fire

    CLEVELAND –  Crews have shifted a recovery effort to a demolition project now that the fourth victim of an early morning Cleveland house fire has been found. The blaze began at about 1 a.m. Tuesday on Hillview Road in Cleveland. Cold and windy conditions made fighting the fire extremely difficult and dangerous. When crews arrived, flames were shooting out of every window in the home. Crews were unable to enter the house and had to fight the fire from outside. […]

  • Cleveland police tackle fashion as they teach tie tying to the younger generation

    CLEVELAND – Cleveland Police officers are hoping to inspire young men in their communities by taking the time to teach them to dress for success. To help these young men “look the part,”police passed out neck ties they have been collecting for the boys to keep. It’s part of an effort officers are spearheading and hope to host numerous more events across the Cleveland area. Monday night’s event took place at the learning center in Rainbow Terrace. Young boys, and […]

  • Snow causing accidents in NE Ohio including on I-77 and I-76

    Accidents are being reported all over Northeast Ohio as the snow continues to fall. ODOT tweeted that all lanes of I-77 south were closed at Grant Ave. due to a jackknifed tractor trailer. The area was reopened just before 2 a.m. #CLEtraffic All lanes of I-77 south are closed at Grant Ave. due to a jack knifed tractor trailer. Motorists are being diverted off I-77 south at Grant Ave. — ODOT Cleveland (@ODOT_Cleveland) December 14, 2017 ODOT reported several crashes […]

  • Teen to be tried as adult in series of violent crimes

    CLEVELAND – Prosecutors say a teen’s reign of terror is over and he will now be tried as an adult following a series of violent crimes investigators allege he is behind. 17-year-old Krillian Howard was indicted as an adult Wednesday. Police say he is behind at least 2 carjackings and a chase with police last spring. Police arrested Howard on April 12th. They say he was involved in 2 carjackings that day, which also happened to be his birthday. The […]

  • ‘Together We Are Greater Than Heroin’ is message at Church on The Rise service

    WESTLAKE, Ohio – The resounding message tonight at a special church service in Westlake was  “Together We Are Greater Than Heroin.” The service was dedicated to those who have died from drug overdoses and their loved ones that have been affected by the heartbreak of this senseless loss. Church on The Rise and Beyond The Walls Church joined together to host this service and candlelight vigil. Mayors from Westlake, Bay Village, Rocky River and North Ridgeville spoke briefly about the […]

  • Registered sex offenders on local college campuses: How many are enrolled?

    They are called sexual predators, and in some cases, students: registered sex offenders enrolled on college campuses, and it’s entirely legal. But, their desire for higher learning has some students in Northeast Ohio on high alert, wondering if the person they pass by the dorms or sit next to in class was convicted of a sexual crime. “I think it is really crazy. I, first of all, had no idea that they would accept sex offenders to go to a […]

  • This group of pumpkins became ‘carats’ after Halloween marriage proposal

    CLEVELAND – A Cleveland couple is celebrating Halloween in a special way this year. Instead of candy, cauldrons and costumes, it was all about carat, cut and clarity as they picked out an engagement ring. Leah Kingery and Levi Cremer have been together for more than 4 years and kept putting off their engagement. They had a child together about a year ago and work kept the pair very busy. Saying he couldn’t wait any longer, Levi decided to get […]

  • Ohio airman AWOL for nearly 40 years found in Florida

    SANFORD, FL – An Ohio airman who went AWOL nearly 40 years ago, was found living in Florida under a different name. Investigators tell CNN affiliate WFTV, 64-year-old Jeffrey Michels was arrested last Thursday on charges of desertion. According to The National Missing and Unidentified Persons website, the East Liverpool native, never reported for duty at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota on July 6, 1977. Investigators say just last week, they found him living in Sanford, Florida going […]

  • Video shows superintendent depantsing school board member at football game

    MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio- A superintendent is in hot water for depantsing a school board member at a football game last week. There is video of the incident taking place. In it, you can see superintendent of Maple Heights Schools, Doctor Charles Keenan, walk up to a school board member he says he is friends with at a football game. He tells us he tugged on that board member’s pants and the pants dropped. He says that was not his intention at all,  and […]

  • Dancer returns to Willoughby Hills with very special surprise for childhood dance teacher

    WILLOUGHBY HILLS, Ohio – A special surprise for a dance instructor who inspired a young student from Willoughby Hills to follow her dreams. Dani Vitale has really made a name for herself in the dance world. She is an Under Armour- sponsored athlete and dances with some of Hollywood’s top musical acts like Katy Perry and Rihanna. She wanted to do something for the woman who helped launch her career, Lisa Stanziale of The Dance Stop. Without her knowing, Dani […]