I am thrilled to be working in my hometown at the station I grew up watching. I primarily anchor KING 5 News at Noon, and I also do our KING 5 Verify stories, separating fact from fiction and myth from reality. It’s journalism in its purest form, and I’m very proud to do it.
I’m also heavily invested in our political coverage and in sports, which hails back to my 20 years as a sportscaster all over the country, highlighted by nine years at ESPN. I got to achieve my childhood dream, and I never take that for granted.
I grew up in Seattle with my parents and three brothers, and I graduated from Mercer Island High School in 1992 and Syracuse University in 1996.
I have worked at TV stations in New York, Arizona, Texas and Michigan, and in 2011, I was blown away when Sports Illustrated called me "one of the most underrated talents in sports journalism."
I, of course, totally agreed and felt the recognition was long overdue.
In truth, my proudest moment at ESPN was becoming the first anchor to win ESPN's company award for character, and in 2012 I received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award for my efforts with at-risk teens and as a coach, both of which I continue to do today.
My first paying job was delivering the Seattle Times by bicycle. My first dream job was serving as a bat boy for the Seattle Mariners in 1990, and though there’s no video to prove it, in the mid-90s, I once did a spot-on Casey Kasem impersonation during a standup routine at “The Comedy Underground” in Seattle that was strong enough to get invited back! Having used all of my material in the set, however, I politely declined.
I love playing basketball and piano, but mostly I love spending time with my amazing wife, my sensational daughter and our two adorable huskies.