Everyone has a story. A good reporter takes time to listen to the story. A great reporter takes time to listen to the story, asks difficult questions, while also taking note of what is not being said. In the old days, a successful journalist followed a "hunch." In today's news environment, I do an exhaustive amount of research on the subject and follow my intuition.
As a multimedia journalist covering Hurricane Michael, I was the last reporter out in the field, when the storm tore through Florida’s Panhandle. After my station was knocked off the air,
I continued broadcasting severe weather updates and alerts, utilizing the power of social media to keep our viewers informed. For these efforts, I was awarded the prestigious
Over the years, I have had the opportunity to learn and work with talented members of the media, such as
The Food Network's Emeril Lagasse,
Good Morning America’s Kaylee Hartung,
FOX 31 Denver’s Meagan O’Halloran,
and WMBB’s News Director Tom Lewis, who have each
served as mentors.
I thrive under tight deadlines and delve deeply into story lines, to show all angles. I am versatile and can cover breaking news or present soft news features with local flavor. I am able to be impartial when reporting the news and compassionate while giving a voice, to those who no longer feel that they have one.