KATV – TV, Little Rock, Ark. (General Assignments Reporter)
Husband works at Scripps Networks Interactive and freelances as a photographer for ESPN.
Other than our children and their activities, we enjoy traveling to faraway places, but also enjoy weekend getaways to a chalet in Pigeon Forge. I spend any spare time reading, working out, and doing volunteer work. I am past President of the local American Cancer Society, and am a member of Executive Women’s Association.
What You Enjoy About Local News:
The sense of belonging to the community. I enjoy being a “messenger” of important information to the lives of East Tennesseans. For the 20 years I’ve been in television news, I’ve never considered doing anything but local news. It’s like being part of a family. Since health issues affect everyone, my special reports on breakthrough medical treatments and fitness are something I spend a lot of time on and enjoy.
Media Awards and Honors:
Edward R. Murrow Award for 11PM Newscast
Russell Cecil Award for series of reports on arthritis.
Media Award from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Knoxville.
Phi Delta Kappa Person of the Year Award for being a “friend of education.”
Joy Dirksen Baker award for work in educating the public about cancer.