Date of Joining WATE: May 2014
Birthplace/Hometown: Born in Reston, Va., raised in Tampa, Fla.
- B.S. Telecommunications-News, B.A. Political Science at University of Florida
Previous Media Experience:
- WJHG-TV (NBC), Multimedia Journalist, Panama City, Fla., May 2013 – May 2014
- WGFL-TV/WNBW-TV (CBS/NBC), Reporter, Gainesville, Fla., January 2013 – April 2013
- WUFT-TV (PBS), Anchor/Reporter/Producer, Gainesville, Fla., September 2011 – April 2013
- CBS News, Runner, Boca Raton, Fla., October 2012
- CBS Newspath, Republican National Convention Page, Tampa, Fla., August 2012
- CBS News Investigative Unit, Intern, Washington, D.C., June 2012 – August 2012
- WTSP-TV (CBS), Intern, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fla., May 2011 – August 2011
I consider myself a political junkie and am always trying to keep up with the latest elections. When I get spare time, I also enjoy traveling to different places across the world and even finding local hidden gems. I’m always looking for great local restaurants to try too because those are always the best kept secrets.
What You Enjoy About Local News:
What I like best about local news is the chance to connect with people and share their stories. It’s very rewarding as a journalist to bring community issues to light and showcase the accomplishments of people. The best feeling a journalist can get is knowing that a story made a difference in the lives of others.
Media awards and honors:
- Best Investigative, Florida AP Broadcasters Awards (2014)
- National Edward R. Murrow Award for Radio Hard News, RTDNA (2013)
- Individual Achievement Award, Florida AP Broadcasters Awards (2013)
- Best Hard News Feature, Florida AP Broadcasters Awards (2013)
- John Quattlebaum Award, Outstanding News Student of the Year, University of Florida (2013)