As a journalist, I seek to notice the seemingly insignificant details in life and unwrap the stories they hold. In my efforts, I am attentive and genuine, open-minded and positive, detail-oriented and meticulous, and passionate to reveal the truth.
I am a Midwesterner through and through with the hospitality of a Southerner and the work ethic of a New Yorker.
As a journalist, I am jazzed by the fact that each day I do not know who I will meet or where I will go. Every day is an adventure with the privilege of uncovering facts to tell others' stories.
I believe storytelling is about the truth, characters and details. It is wrapped in emotions and notices what is going on in the background. I believe good reporting comes from taking the extra time to find the true crux of the story, following to the end the scavenger hunt for facts. To me, a story must be humanized to allow the audience an authentic view.
I attended the University of Missouri, Columbia, and graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism with an emphasis in Convergence Television Reporting and a minor in Business. My university studies were comprehensive and diverse and included covering a professional tennis tournament in Beijing, a semester internship for a start-up in New York City and a summer internship for a digital and print magazine in London. I also reported and anchored at KOMU 8 News, the NBC affiliate in Columbia for four years.
I hope to pursue opportunities to chase challenging investigative stories and clearly relay them across an array of media mediums. I have multi-platformed technical skills as well as a keen sense of curiosity that I exercise daily. I desire to reveal stories that matter; stories that make viewers think and maybe even challenge the way they perceive certain topics.
When not working, you’ll find me spending quality time with friends and family, singing, playing golf, at the beach with a book or watching baseball, preferably the St. Louis Cardinals!
I look forward to connecting with you!