Tell me a story.
It's a simple message, and they're words I try to live by on the job: telling you a story, making you care. Whether it pulls at your heart or at your purse strings, affects your home or your community, I want to make you feel something about what's going on around you. By the way, news legend Don Hewitt made that statement famous (I wish I could take credit for it).
Since my career began, no other story has affected me like covering the earthquake in Haiti. Weeks after the quake hit, I flew to Port-au-Prince with a local aid organization out of Evansville, IN. I will never forget what I saw: cameras do not come close to capturing the hope, the desperation, the anguish of the Haitian people. I was honored to share their stories and the experience has changed me both professionally and personally.
Prior to working in Lexington I most recently reported in Evansville, IN at NEWS 25 (WEHT). I'm no stranger to the Bluegrass state, I'm just covering news on the opposite side of it now. Before Evansville, I reported and interned at WTHI in Terre Haute, IN and WMAQ NBC 5 in Chicago.
I grew up outside of Chicago (big Cubs fan) and went to DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, earning degrees in Writing and Art History. Yes, Art History (people are always confused about that one). While at DePauw, I studied abroad in Prague, Czech Republic for a semester and took political science classes in Greece.
Traveling is my passion (thanks to my mother). I've hiked the ruins in Machu Picchu, swam with sea lions in the Galapagos Islands, wine tasted my way through New Zealand, and spent many summers with family in Europe. Favorite place? No doubt it’s Paris.
Tell me if I'm doing a good job, if you think I can to do better, or if you have a story you want people to know about: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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