Reporter + Anchor
From prostitution stings and drug busts (it was like being in episodes of COPS!) to learning about the technology San Diego is bringing to battle in the Middle East, I l-o-v-e telling stories. I come from a long line of master, if not professional, story tellers.
I received my education at Boston College, and started my career in New York, temping at 48 Hours the summer after I graduated. Shortly thereafter I moved up to Schenectady, NY where I did some production work (including a segment called Makeover Monday, so fun!) and eventually made a tape. Yes, we still used tape way back then in 2001.
My first shot on-air was in Oak Hill, West Virginia. I moved down there, sight unseen, and started working as a one-man-band during the week and an anchor on the weekend. That was my first exposure to white water rafting, coal mining (coal still powers over 80% of the country's electricity!), and massive flooding.
My next move was to Charleston, WVa. I did a lot of crime stories there, which was endlessly fascinating to me. The drugs for sex trade; the drugs for guns trade. West Virginia guns end up all over the country.
And now I'm in America's Finest City, reporting on military issues, as well as other general assignment stories that crop up in the morning.
Outside of work I want to do everything I can to raise people's awareness about traumatic brain injury. Not only because thousands are returning home from war with this life-altering injury, but also because I sustained one myself when I was 17. I wasn't expected to survive. Then I wasn't expected to walk again. Then it was thought that I wouldn't be the "me" I was prior to my TBI. You see where this is going.
I belong to a local organization trying to create independent living for brain injury victims, called Freedom House and I also have my SCUBA certification.