I'm a reporter and weekend anchor for KING 5, and I am proud to call myself a Northwest native. I have spent my whole life here, and can’t imagine living anywhere else.
My great-grandparents moved to Tacoma in the late 1890s. In 1966, my parents bought 5 acres in Gig Harbor, and built the house I grew up in with my brother and sister. After graduating from Peninsula High School in 1990, I ventured off to WSU in Pullman to pursue a career in broadcasting.
I got my foot in the door at Northwest Cable News in September 1996. After a year covering stories in Boise, and another two years working in Portland, I moved to the Seattle area to report and anchor on the weekends.
A few years later, I began co-anchoring the weekday mornings on NWCN with Cam Johnson; that lasted 8 years. Eventually KING 5 gave me an opportunity to anchor the News at Noon, and from there I have worked in a variety of roles over the past 10 years.
When I’m not working, I’m probably working on something. I like to build and fix and learn. A good day often involves a chainsaw or other power tools.
I have two beautiful daughters who mean the world to me, and I'm always trying to find more time to spend with them before they grow up too fast.