I work in the web world at FOX 4 and bring our on-air product plus a lot more right to your fingertips through online, mobile and social platforms. I joined the FOX 4 Newsroom in 2012.

While I’m originally from Arlington, Texas; Missouri has been my home for the most part since August of 2005 when I began attending the University of Missouri in Columbia. I am a proud graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and hold both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the school.

I’ve worked in a variety of facets as a journalist, including a stint as a graphics artist for the Columbia Missourian newspaper, an online editor and writer for The Lutheran magazine in Chicago and as an assignment/web editor for KOMU-TV. My experience at KOMU led me down I-70 to Kansas City.

I enjoy bringing a compelling blend of both interesting and important stories to fox4kc.com. I particularly enjoy writing stories about crime, sports and the offbeat, wacky stories that make you chuckle.

When I’m not at my desk looking over Signal Hill, you can probably find me at a sporting event. I’m an avid Mizzou fan and still love the teams I grew up with in DFW, particularly the Texas Rangers and Dallas Stars. Kansas City is a lot happier when the Chiefs and Royals are playing well, so I root for them most of the time and root for Sporting Kansas City all of the time.

I look forward to the days when the Sprint Center has a professional hockey or basketball team and still hold out hope that the Missouri/Kansas rivalry will find its way to a court or field sometime in the near future.

Recent Articles
  • Northland home of KC’s interim police chief ransacked; KC man charged after fingerprints point to him

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City man is facing charges for a home burglary in the Northland that happened April 24 where he’s accused of taking items including commemorative badges and KCPD anniversary rings. Thomas Savage III, 19, is charged with second degree burglary, stealing, and he’s behind bars on a $100,000 bond. Court documents say when he allegedly burglarized the home near Northwest 96th Street and North Oak Trafficway, he also took a 55-inch TV, a sound system […]

  • Two Kansas City police officers injured in crash at 63rd and Prospect

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Emergency crews took two Kansas City police officers to the hospital on Tuesday afternoon following a crash. According to KCPD dispatch, the officers were in the same police car during the crash with another vehicle shortly after 6 p.m. at 63rd and Prospect. The officers’ injuries are reported to be non-life threatening. The driver of the other car was not hurt and refused medical treatment at the scene. A police spokesman adds in a news release that […]

  • Kansas City police highlight ‘obvious similarities’ in four killings along Indian Creek Trail

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Four killings along the Indian Creek Trail in the span of nine months have Kansas Police investigators’ attention, the department saying Friday that all four have obvious similarities. Dating back to last August, 55-year-old John Palmer was killed and found near E. Bannister and Lydia Avenue. On February 27, 66-year-old David Lenox was found killed at 9939 Walnut Street, a reward for information leading to his killer’s arrest was established and has been increased in the past […]

  • Jackson County sheriff’s investigators seek help identifying woman found dead in April of 2016

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is working to identify a set of human remains found on April 5, 2016. Investigators consulted an artist for a clay bust to represent what the woman might have looked like. The woman is African-American, between 5 foot 6 and 5 foot 9, and is believed to be between the ages 25 and 32. Her body was found in the 8600 block of Truman Road, which is just east of an […]

  • Statewide Silver Alert issued for missing Kansas man who recently suffered stroke

    REPUBLIC COUNTY, Kan.  – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and Republic County Sheriff’s Office have issued a statewide Silver Alert 81-year-old Charles “CL” Adams. He is missing from Cuba, Kan. He was last seen at his home in the rural Cuba area on Tuesday. Adams recently suffered a stroke, and his family has not heard from him since that day. He is 5 feet and 6 inches tall, and has grey hair and hazel eyes. He weighs about 165 pounds, and […]

  • Newborn girl found covered with around 100 rodent bites, leading to parents’ arrest in Arkansas

    MAGNOLIA, Ark. — Two parents are behind bars and their newborn baby needed facial reconstruction surgery after police say she was bitten by rodents around 100 times. KARK reports that an emergency room nurse told investigators that the 15-day-old girl was bitten on her arms, fingers, hands and face. Police said the baby had one-inch wound on her forehead. Parents Charles Elliott, 18, and Erica Shyrock, 19, each face a charge of endangering the welfare of a minor. Teenage parents […]

  • School bus driver injured in KC hit-and-run crash

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police are looking for a driver who left the scene of an accident involving a school bus on Monday. Police dispatchers tell FOX 4 that the school bus driver suffered minor injuries, and while there were kids on board, none were hurt. The students attend Academie Lafayette, a charter school. The hit-and-run occurred in the area of 63rd and Prospect around 4 p.m. Investigators say the driver may be in a red Cadillac that is damaged, […]

  • KC man dies from his injuries after armed robber hits him with car during escape

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The man hit by a car as an armed robber tried to escape at 39th and Walnut Friday, died from his critical injuries less than three hours after he was struck. When officers arrived they found a man who appeared to be in his 60s suffering from life-threatening injuries. No details have been released yet about the vehicle or the suspect, except that he was a white male. Because the injuries were so severe police initially […]

  • Details revealed about proposed single terminal for KCI

    KANSAS CITY, Mo — Mayor Sly James took the wraps off plans Friday to build a new single terminal at Kansas City International Airport, to be privately financed by local engineering firm, Burns and McDonnell. A new privately built airport terminal would be the first of its kind in the nation. Burns and McDonnell is the third-largest airport designer in the nation, working on complex projects at LAX in California and La Guardia in New York City. “We need a […]

  • Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners names interim leader as Chief Forte prepares to retire

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forte’s retirement imminent, the Board of Police Commissioners named an interim chief on Friday. Deputy Chief David Zimmerman will assume the position vacated by Chief Forte on May 20. “The Board is honored to have Deputy Chief Zimmerman fill this vital position while we conduct our search for a new chief of police,” Board President Leland Shurin stated in a news release. Zimmerman joined the department in 1983. He’s worked […]

  • Watch Live: Mayor James reveals details about single terminal proposal at KCI

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —  Mayor Sly James is hosting a news conference at Kansas City International Airport on Friday morning, and he’s joined by guests. FOX 4 News confirmed one of those guests is the CEO of Kansas City engineering powerhouse Burns and McDonnell. Ray Kowalik told FOX 4 he will be at the news conference to discuss a “proposal to the city to build the new privately financed terminal at KCI.” Burns and McDonnell has proposed to privately finance […]

  • Federal agents encounter and shoot suspect who was considered armed and dangerous in Independence

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Independence police are investigating after federal authorities shot a suspect on Thursday night. The shooting happened just before midnight at the Crossland Economy Studios motel on East 42nd Street near Phelps. Police said Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents were there looking for a wanted suspect, who was considered armed and dangerous. ATF agents found and shot the suspect, who was armed according to Independence police. The suspect has a non-life threatening injury, police said nobody […]