Cleveland, Ohio, United States
"(S)he who asks questions cannot avoid the answers." ~~African Proverb
I'm an "A-block" Multimedia Journalist who regularly leads the newscast. I shoot, report, write, edit & produce content for all platforms including tv, radio & web. My work has earned me a NY Emmy, a CINE Golden Eagle & several Mid-Atlantic & Suncoast Emmy nominations, respectively.
I work as a Reporter & Multimedia Journalist for the CBS affiliate in Cleveland, Ohio.
Previously, I worked @ the CBS affiliate in Wichita, KS: chasing storms, digging dirt & scooping stories. I became known for my "good gets," scoring exclusive interviews in some of the biggest stories to hit the Sunflower state: the ex-wife of terrorism suspect, Terry Lowen, accused of plotting an airport bombing; the school bus driver charged with child endangerment after driving 10 kids into a swollen creek; the girlfriend of a man who held police in a 36-hour standoff before being killed, a mother who knowingly left her daughter alone with her fiance, a convicted child molester and the city of Wichita admitting it wasted water during a drought.
In 2010 I launched GTN News @ the CBS affiliate in Gainesville, FL. I served as Managing Editor & Reporter, covering North Central FL. GTN received a Suncoast Emmy nomination for News Excellence the first year of starting news.
In 2008 I was NJ Correspondent for MTV News' Choose or Lose team: 1 of 51 journalists covering the US presidential election. I blogged, vlogged, tweeted & produced content for all of MTV's platforms from right out of my backpack. The initiative earned my team a Community Service Campaign Emmy from the National Academy of Arts & Sciences.
In 2005 I shot a half-hour documentary, Liberian Democracy: A Journey Back Home, that aired on PBS stations across the US. The film chronicled my experiences of meeting my relatives for the first time & coverage of the historic presidential election of Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, the first female head of state in Africa. It is easily the most significant piece I've worked on in my short career for one reason: bridging both my personal & professional lives.
I hold a B.A. Journalism from Indiana University & an M.S. Journalism from Columbia University.
I have worked for PBS, NPR & CBS affiliates in NJ, NY, KS, FL & OH and MTV News in NYC.
I am "TVNewsLady" on #SocialMedia.