I blame it on Pops.
You see, I wanted to be a dentist or a singer.
But Pops, as I affectionately call my Father, made me write.
I wrote about the time I caught tadpoles in a pond near my grandmother’s home in Arkansas. I wrote about my elementary school field trips. At 16, I wrote a letter to my parents demanding they extend my curfew. But if Pops, who happens to be an Indiana native, didn’t make me write, I wouldn’t have the opportunity to learn to how tell stories that impact Hoosiers.
And now, I am an award-winning reporter.
In 2012, I won an Indiana AP Broadcasters Association award for Best Feature story. That same year, the same story was nominated for an Emmy.
Prior to my assignment at WISH-TV, I served as an investigative reporter and weekend anchor at WNEM TV 5 in Saginaw, MI. I was also the reporter of a segment called Fugitive Files on WNEM TV 5’s sister station, WSMH FOX 66. My reports helped police capture more than 200 of the most wanted criminals in Mid-Michigan.
As the story goes, I started my journalism career in print at Michigan State University. Then, I wrote for the college paper.
My journey has also included one summer reporting for the Grand Rapids Press.
While still in college, I landed a reporting gig with the NBC affiliate, WILX Channel 10. The door at WILX opened after the news director saw some of my political reports for a government cable station, HOM TV Channel 21.
Born in Ohio, raised in Michigan, and now living in Indianapolis --- I’ve got a thing for the Midwest.
Central Indiana is my home away from home. I spent many of my childhood summers in Muncie, visiting relatives.
I love collecting greeting cards, playing the piano and working with children. I'm a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the National Association of Black Journalists.
My philosophy; "Everything happens for a reason, sometimes we just don't know the reason." At the end of the day, I work for you.
If you have a story idea or something you’d like me to investigate please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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