I’m from Abilene, Kansas and graduated from Bob Jones University with a degree in radio-television broadcasting.
After graduation I moved to Oklahoma City and worked at Defining Moment as a photographer and reporter. That’s when I fell in love with the city! Then I moved to the ABC affiliate in Wichita, Kansas, where I split my time between reporting and producing. I finally came “home” again when I joined the KFOR-TV news team in March 2013 and I’m thrilled to be back for good!
Life Goal – To build a long-lasting journalism career, and shine as a professional, compassionate reporter that people can respect and trust.
Play any sports/Favorite Sport – Long-time volleyball player, but recently started playing soccer, and love it almost as much!
Happiest moment in my life was – Getting a reporting job at KFOR and moving back to OKC.
4 notable persons you’d invite to dinner – Abraham Lincoln (my favorite president as a kid), Dwight D. Eisenhower (he grew up in my hometown), Paula Farris (one of my favorite anchors) and Kate Middleton.
I have a pet – Dog. Half Beagle, half Australian Shepherd that I adopted from the Oklahoma City Humane Society. His name is Byron,and he’s awesome. He keeps me company and will give you a high-five if you ever meet him (no, really….It’s one of his many tricks).
Knew you wanted to be a reporter when – I was in high school. I am naturally curious, I love talking to and meeting new people and hearing their stories. Watching reporters while growing up was like looking into a mirror image of what I knew I wanted to become.
Best movie of all time – Pride and Prejudice (I know, I’m such a girl.)
Hardest part of my job – Getting up so early in the morning and being energetic all day.
Favorite holiday – Christmas. Family, the season of giving, Christmas music, cookies….It’s the best.
People are surprised when I tell them – I love surfing and go every chance I can. Growing up in Kansas surrounded by wheat fields….I can see why that would be surprising.
I like to listen to – Country music.
I’d jump at the chance to – Travel to Ireland! It’s part of my heritage and I want to visit it in the next few years.
Favorite place to be other than home & work – In Hawaii surfing the waves or going to the beach.
Anything else you want viewers to know about you – An Irish redhead, love talking to anyone about pretty much anything, and getting involved in fun community events!