I'm a television news professional who has done - and - can do it all. Throughout my career I've worked as an anchor, host, reporter, photographer, editor and web producer. Before all that stuff, I drove 18 wheelers. Yup, 18 wheelers!!! More about that in just a second.
Currently, I'm a news anchor and host for KDKA -TV in Pittsburgh. I anchor the weekday editions of KDKA TV News at Noon and 4. I also host 'Your Pittsburgh' a show dedicated to what's new and positive in The Burgh.
Before moving to Pittsburgh, I worked in Cleveland (yes, I own both Browns and Steelers jerseys) for ABC affiliate WEWS Newschannel 5. There, I anchored Good Morning Cleveland Monday- Friday. I also developed a weekly franchise called 'Terrific Teacher Tribute.' Each week, I recognized a Northeast Ohio teacher who excels in the classroom. I took tremendous pride in this segment. I did everything myself including the writing, the camera work, editing and uploading of the information and finished video product to the station’s web site. It was good stuff if I do say so myself.
I got my start in TV in my home state of South Carolina working for CBS affiliate WBTW News 13 in the Florence/Myrtle Beach market. While there, I solo anchored three hours of morning weekday news and produced and anchored News 13 at Noon.
I have volunteered my time to numerous charitable and civic organizations over the years including the Junior League of Cleveland and Pittsburgh. I've served on a lot of boards too -- just too many to list here.
I emcee a lot of events in the community. I especially enjoy talking to young kids about how to turn dreams into SMART goals -and make them come true.
I've been fortunate enough to be recognized in newspapers and magazines for my work in front of the camera and in the community. The Ohio Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame named me its Personality of the Year for 2009. I'm also a two time Emmy award winner.
I have a Journalism degree from The University of South Carolina. I also hold a Master’s degree in Business from Ashland University, Ashland, OH
Now, back to that truck driving thing. I paid my way through college by driving 18-wheelers for FedEx. On the weekends I fueled airplanes for Eagle Aviation. One day, I'd like to learn to fly.
In case you're wondering, I ALWAYS keep my Class A commercial truck driver's license current - just in case this TV gig doesn't work out