I grew up moving around the world with my family while my father served in the U.S. Army. After being born in Washington, welcoming my younger sister in to the world in Belgium, and experiencing the snow upstate New York has to offer, Clarksville, Tennessee became my home, when my father retired from the military.
Growing up, I was involved in dance, gymnastics and of course, cheerleading. I cheered for middle, high school, competitive and collegiate teams throughout my career. I was even given the opportunity to work for the University Cheerleaders Association as an instructor.
I fell in love with broadcast journalism after taking a multimedia class at Kenwood High School. After high school, I attended Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN, and later transferred to Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN. During my time at MTSU, I was active in their student-run television program MTTV and completed internships at Nashville’s CBS and Fox affiliate news stations.
I landed my first reporter and anchoring job at WKAG in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. My time at WKAG was where Kentucky forever made a special place in my heart. I learned my way around the ‘west side of the lakes’ and created friendships that will last a lifetime.
Before I knew it, I was back in Nashville at WZTV-Fox17 as an Associate Producer. My Fox family welcomed me back with open arms and gave me the opportunity to further my career.
When I’m not working, I enjoy working out and running. I’ve completed two half marathons and have my eyes set on a full marathon in the near future. I have two adorable Yorkies that bring a smile across my face every day, and I absolutely love to travel and spend time with my family.
I couldn’t be more excited to call Hazard my new home and can’t wait to see what the mountains of Eastern Kentucky have to offer. I’d love to hear from my new Mountain Family, so if you see me out and about, don’t hesitate to say hi!