I've been breaking major stories in Florida for the past decade.
My tenacity and persistence have brought change to the communities in which I’ve worked.
While at WFTV, I broke major updates about the Pulse shooter in the hours and days following the deadly attack in our backyard. I uncovered a baby broker business inside a local prison, and exposed the actions of a local judge who sent a domestic violence victim to jail after the young woman skipped out on her abuser’s trial. Reporting on that case led to the judge in question being sanctioned by the Florida Supreme Court. My questions have forced a police chief out of office, and a year-long investigation prompted a local school with deplorable conditions to be torn down and rebuilt. During my time at WBBH, my coverage of a young man's fight against a public hospital for injuries he suffered at birth resulted in one of the largest claims bills to be passed in Florida's legislative history, and I exposed corruption that led to the grounding of a medical helicopter and resignation of the top three people responsible for running its program.
I have earned 9 Emmy nominations for my work as well as an Edward R. Murrow and an Associated Press Award.
Using journalism as advocacy, I’ve helped highlight the horrors of human trafficking on Central Florida streets and the new laws in place to help survivors. My work on this topic has allowed me to serve as a media representative on a panel that advised international visitors looking to reduce human trafficking in their home country.
As an anchor, I use my enterprise reporting experience to add color and context to the news of the day. I help direct editorial decisions through my experience as a leader in the newsroom. I engage with viewers using empathy that is genuine yet no-nonsense.
In 2014, I married my best friend, a producer I met on the job who has since moved into a management role. We enjoy making improvements to our home, exploring new restaurants in our neighborhood, and spending time with our dogs; a Pekingese named Murrow and a Shih Tzu named Emmy.