I'm passionate for traditional journalism and believe it serves a critical role in our world. I first started in TV news at 17 running cameras and master control. Fast forward a few years and I still enjoy the art of the industry. I enjoy covering health and consumer stories that offer helpful info to viewers.
My career started in WV and spanned the southeast in TN, VA and SC, both in TV and Radio. I've also been teaching communication for several years. I learn a great deal from my students, most importantly to always keep the excitement for your passion and know that you can always believe in the future.
I completed a BA at Concord College in Athens, WV and an MA at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.
In my free time I love to sing and dance! My favorite style to sing is Big Band and torch songs. On a fun note, I've sang the anthem for decades now at nearly every possible event. I enjoy singing for AAA and farm teams. I've also sang for 5 Major League Baseball games, including the Baltimore Orioles, Washington Nationals and the Milwaukee Brewers. I've also really enjoyed learning latin dances, performing for a variety of local events with renowned partners. I also learned to tango and waltz, which was so much fun!
I love recipes, cooking and food TV! I come from a long-line of cooks! I'm also addicted to home TV, just can't get enough of flipping and remodeling!
I also wrote my first children's book, with more on the way. I hope to also write a family recipe compilation book as well.
I'm married to my wonderful, supportive husband, Nick and we have one sweet son and a fluffy standard poodle! Send me your thoughts and ideas, I'd love to hear from you.
Favorite season of the year: I love winter best
Favorite outdoor activity: I'm not really an outdoorsy person. My husband says my idea of roughing it is the penthouse suite.
Best thing I ever ate: My grandmother was a chef her entire life. Her coconut cream pie would top just about anything you could ever want to eat. My husband and I ate at the restaurant in Rome where Fettuccini Alfredo was invented and it was absolutely decadent.
Favorite place I've been: A toss between Paris and Rome. Both cities are insanely beautiful and exciting. My husband and I went to both on our honeymoon. We even met Pope John Paul II and received a personal marriage blessing at the Vatican. It was amazing.
I've always wanted to visit: The entire world. Since I can remember, I wanted to see every possible inch of the earth. I'm really behind on that goal, but hope I'm catching up!
Favorite Movie: Since the day I saw it in junior high in our hometown theater-Back to the Future. I think I know every line.
Favorite Band: The Eagles!! A super thrill for me was my interview with Glenn Frey. I was so young and star-struck, but I managed to keep it together! Boston, Styx, all the great 70's bands. Can't forget disco...my friends know I'm also the disco queen. I also love Big Band, 50's and 60's.
Out-of-work Activities: My absolute favorite thing is waking up knowing I can spend the entire day with my family. Anything we do is a favorite for me. I also love cooking, although my husband would say I like cookbooks and gathering recipes more! Trying new restaurants and traveling anywhere are also top of the list.
Fun Fact: I'd say singing the National Anthem. It seems to follow me wherever I live. I sang at Camden Yards twice and for the inaugural season of The Nationals. I also sang at nearly every possible event over the years!