When did you start working here? October 15, 2014
Where else have you worked? I started my career in Champaign, IL at WCIA TV. After 5 years in my home state and market, my family and I moved to Indianapolis, IN. There I worked at Fox 59 as the weekend evening meteorologist.
Where did you go to college? I received my bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL. I majored in Communications Studies and minored in Broadcast Meteorology. After that I attended Mississippi State University to finish my meteorology education through their Broadcast Meteorology Program.
What are you most proud of when it comes to your work? I'm most proud of my engagement with the people in my community. I love getting involved in local organizations and also doing school talks. Teachers, I'm talking to you! If you want me to visit your classroom, just ask. I'm also readily available for your weather related questions through social media so never hesitate to ask about the forecast. I’m also proud of my NWA seal of approval. It’s something any broadcast meteorologist has to work very hard to achieve. It’s a testament of dedication to my job and my craft here at WCPO.
What are you most proud of in your own life? My greatest pride lies in my children, Stella and Conner. They've both made me a stronger person and give me a sense of pride that all you parents understand.
What do you love about living in the Tri-State? My family and I have enjoyed exploring the Tri-State since moving here. I feel like I find something new at the zoo each time we go. The German heritage locally isn’t something you can miss from restaurants and festivals. And I know my husband has enjoyed the local craft beer explosion. It’s fun to try the latest brew and finish it off with some beer cheese and pretzels. But most of all, we love the feeling of community. The Tri-State is home to us now thanks to the wonderful people who have opened their hearts to us.
What are your favorite local hangouts/places, sports & cultural institutions? The Cincinnati Zoo and Newport Aquarium are must stops for a family with kids. I’m also a little partial to Flipdaddy’s. And of course, you can’t go wrong with Graeter’s Ice Cream. But we’ve also realized that the ice cream at UDF gas stations is pretty amazing too.
I love prime time television, especially dramas on ABC. Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder are shows I have to catch every week. But due to my sleep schedule everything is watched the next day through DVR. So no spoilers! I also love to sew. I took up the hobby in 2015 and I enjoy learning new things and adding to my project list on Pinterest.
Apps I can't live without
I can't live without Storm Shield or the RadarScope app. They are my go to when severe weather strikes and I'm not at work. I also frequently use my facebook, Twitter, instagram and Pinterest apps. But like any parent, there are a few set apps for my toddler. Watch Disney Junior and PBS kids probably get more use on my phone than I'd like!