WKYT Sports, This Morning
I was born and raised in Louisville and attended Butler High School. While at Butler, I played baseball and football helping the lead the Baseball Bears to the 1992 region title. What a thrill! I attended Morehead State on a baseball scholarship and played alongside some of the best people I have ever met. We won the 1993 OVC Baseball Championship my freshman year beating EKU in the finals. During my time as a member of the baseball team, I was fortunate to set several school records for most hits and at-bats in a career.
I went to MSU hoping to become a high school history teacher and baseball coach. Somehow, it was suggested to me I get into the TV program. NewsCenter 12 became my primary focus and I have loved working in TV ever since.
After MSU, I started working at WYMT in Hazard, Kentucky on January 2, 1998. Little did I know, I would spend the next 12 years of my life in the mountains. I love eastern Kentucky a great deal and the people at WYMT and in the mountains, helped mold me into the person I am today. During my 12 years at WYMT, I anchored the 11pm news in 1998 and 1999 then in March of 1999, I got the call I wanted. I was being moved to the sports department and after a year, was given the title of Sports Director. I anchored WYMT's flagship program "Sports Overtime" from 2000-2010 and honestly, it is the best and most comprehensive high school TV show in the Commonwealth, PERIOD!
I love doing play-by-play. I have been behind the microphone for Morehead State football and basketball games, high school sports of every kind, but the biggest thrill I received came from the KHSAA. From 2006-2008, I did the television play-by-play for all 16 state football finals! Without question, the most satisfying professional experience of my life. In all, I have done play-by-play for more than 125 games which includes 21 state championships.
WKYT has always been on mind as a place I would love to work. For years, I would drive east bound on I-64 and look at the tower thinking, "I will be there someday." That someday took place in June of this year. I have worked with the sports staff at WKYT for years, so I think this has been a smooth transition for everybody involved. I am very excited to be here at WKYT and can't wait to tell the stories of our student athletes in central Kentucky.