I grew up in the heart of the coalfields, right across the mountain in Harlan County.
I first became interested in weather and news at an early age. I grew up watching WYMT. I quickly learned the importance of getting the latest news and weather to people in every corner of the region.
I graduated from Cumberland High School. My first stop on the road to freedom was Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College where I received an Associate Degree in Science. I earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications at Morehead State University. I'm now attending Mississippi State University, taking classes in Broadcast Meteorology.
I wore a number of hats at Southeast. That’s where I got my first experience Broadcasting. I was hooked. Morehead State only strengthened my commitment. I was the lead weather forecaster for MSU’s Newscenter for three years. I also got a chance to anchor the newscast, but my passion will always be weather. Besides television, I also worked for Morehead State Public Radio doing news and sports.
I wasn’t sure where I wanted to go after graduation. When the call came from WYMT, I ended up back home in the mountains working for the station that first inspired me.
I always tell people that I stay up all night to help you get you ready to start your day. That's the best way to describe my job. We spend the night putting together the best newscast and forecast possible to get you going and help you plan for anything.
When I'm not at work, I like to hang out with friends and just overall be lazy. I’m a huge dog lover.
I’m proud to be a part of the WYMT Mountain News team and I look forward to serving the citizens of Eastern and Southern Kentucky, because we are your Mountain Television.