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.

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