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I've had a golf club in my hands since I was six.  Though I don't play frequently anymore, I still have a swing that will fool you into thinking I'm still that girl who tried out for and made the boys' golf team in high school!

I love to cook and have friends over to enjoy the meal.  Because I love to cook, and eat... it's a good thing I'm also an avid runner and cyclist.  I've done marathons and triathlons and multi-day distance cycle events.

If I'm not doing any of the above, you can find me at the beach relaxing by the ocean or riding the waves on a longboard!


I'm often asked what sparked my interest in reporting.  As far back as I can remember, I was the kid who always asked "why?".  I used to write short stories about the people who lived on my tree-lined street.  I was destined to grow up to be either your nosey neighbor next door, or a journalist.  I chose the latter!  I am still telling stories. 

I am a multiple award-winning TV journalist with 18 years experience in TV news.  I've been awarded the coveted Emmy and Edward R. Murrow awards several times over for my creative, out-of-the-box writing and reporting.  I am a skilled multi-tasker who works well under pressure with a smile on my face!  

Those skills are as valuable in a newsroom as they are in the offices of companies trying to get the media's attention. I am looking for that next opportunity and ready to walk through that open door, wherever in the world it takes me.


2007 Emmy Award – Best News Writing

2007 Emmy Award – Best Serious Feature

2007 Edward R. Murrow Award – Writing

2007 Edward R. Murrow Award – Best Serious Feature

2007 NorCal RTNDA Award – Writing

2007 NorCal RTNDA Award – Best Serious Feature

2007 Gracie Award – Best Serious Feature

2006 Emmy Award - Best News Writing

2006 Emmy Award - Best Serious News Feature

2006 Edward R. Murrow Award - Writing

2006 Edward R. Murrow Award - Hard News Feature

2006 Gracie Allen Award - Best Hard News Feature

2006 NorCal RTNDA Award - Writing

2005 Edward R. Murrow Award - Writing

2005 NorCal RTNDA Award - Writing

2004 Gracie Allen Award - Best Hard News Feature

2003 Emmy Award - Best Soft News Feature

1999 RTNA Golden Mike Award - Best Soft News Feature

1998 RTNA Golden Mike Award - Best Spot News Team Coverage

1997 RTNA Golden Mike Award - Best Hard News Series

1996 Los Angeles Press Club Award for Fire Coverage

Work experience

Jul 2008Present

Freelance Reporter


KPIX is the CBS Network-owned station in San Francisco. 


Reporter / Fill-in Anchor

NBC News

I spent 3 1/2 years at the NBC network-owned station in the beautiful Bay Area.  My writing and reporting garnered the station 7 awards.  The work I am most proud of is long-form reporting, much of it done on my and the photographer's own time outside of our "work hours".  I also filled in on the anchor desk and emceed numerous charity events.


Freelance Reporter/KNBC

NBC News

KNBC is the NBC network-owned station in Los Angles.  My stint there was a homecoming of sorts for me, and a chance to live closer to family in Southern California.  I reported for the 11pm newscasts on a variety of stories from Hollywood glitz to gang violence to brush fires.  There is rarely a dull moment in LA!  The fast-paced environment helped me hone the ability to multi-task and think quickly on my feet.


Morning Anchor / Special Projects Reporter

CBS News

WCCO is the CBS network-owned station in the Twin Cities.  I started as a reporter for the daily 5 and 6 o'clock newscasts covering stories from flash floods to snow storms.  Former pro-wrestler turned politician, Jesse Ventura, was Governor at the time too, so there was no shortage of stories!  A couple of years into my first contract with the station, I was promoted to morning anchor and given a reporter slot in the special projects unit.  That is where I won the first of many awards for the station and received an Emmy nomination for my anchoring.  The station's staff of top-notch photojournalists was a good match for my brand of storytelling.  They stretched my creativity in ways that stay with me today.  On a lighter note, living in Minneapolis also taught me I can handle just about any kind of weather.  I've never lived in a place that can be both so cold in the winter, and so hot in the summer! 


Bachelor of Science

Texas Christian University

Dean's List


Though "editor" has never been my job title, it is a skill I learned by necessity in my first job.  I have an eye pictures and an ear for pacing.  I'm more skills at straight cut linear editing, but also edit my own personal projects on my non-linear Mac edit system.
Script or no script, I'll talk until you tell me to be quiet!  I am quick on my feet and comfortable in front of a crowd or a camera.  
I'm comfortable with all kinds of people from all walks of life.  I think that's the basic truth that gets me in the door and makes the interviewee comfortable talking with me.  The key isn't just asking the right questions, it's also being a good listener.  More often than not, listening gives me the questions to ask.  
Emmy and Edward R. Murrow award winning writer.  I can whip out compelling copy under the gun of a tight deadline, or spend days crafting a feature piece to make it sing.  My love for the craft goes way back... I even won a few creative writing contests as a kid!