I started in visual storytelling at the Columbus Dispatch as a videographer and web producer in 2011. That September, I moved to Missouri to launch the Jefferson City bureau for KMIZ-TV (and ABC and Fox affiliate). I was promoted to weekend anchor and spent two years in that role before leaving in July 2014.
School: Ohio University. E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. BSJ. 2011.
It's humbling to see the work we do as journalists affect real change in our communities - from a simple community call to action, to changing the discourse and law. My first story at 9 On Your Side was about a Westwood daycare that had all its field trip money stolen. The Tri-State stepped up an more than returned what was taken within days - incredible!
This is home. I have family from Cincinnati up through my hometown of Beavercreek, near Dayton. I couldn't be happier to be back near family and within a two hour drive of so many of my closest friends!
There's something good happening in Cincinnati and it's great to be part of it. You can see and feel the pride here - who wouldn't love that? I'm enjoying my ongoing mission to explore all the distinct neighborhoods here. And I'm always looking for the next great grilled cheese.
Favorite Local Spots:
Each neighborhood is unique. But I'm partial to OTR because I call it home. A warm, sunny day in Washington Park is perfect. Clifton's Gaslight and Covington's Mainstrasse are beautiful neighborhoods as well. This city's parks have stellar views and I'm still exploring them.
TV Shows: Family Guy, Sherlock, Scandal, Revenge, House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, 60 Minutes, Breaking Bad, Scrubs
Movies: The Naked Gun, all Austin Powers, So I Married An Ax Murderer, Dear Zachary, White Christmas
Books: Detroit: An American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff, anything by Mary Roach, Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink, Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
Apps: 9 On Your Side, Twitter, Facebook, Shazam, Pandora, Google Maps
I love meeting folks out and about - please feel free to introduce yourself and give me a food or drink recommendation!