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
  • Man pleads guilty to murder in shooting of off-duty Lee’s Summit officer in Westport

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The man accused of shooting and killing an off-duty Lee’s Summit police officer in Westport more than a year ago pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Wednesday. Sean Steward, 23, was on trial for killing Thomas Orr III, making his plea after it began on Tuesday. Orr, III, 30, was an innocent bystander, attending a young professionals party on August 20, 2017 at Californos restaurant in Westport when he was shot and killed. The Jackson County […]

  • Boy Scouts recall neckerchief slides that exceed federal lead limit

    The Boy Scouts of America are recalling more than 100,000 neckerchief slides that exceed the federal limit for lead content. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says that lead is toxic if young children ingest it, and can lead to dangerous health issues. The CPSC says the brass neckerchief slides were sold in four styles: Red Wolf, Green Bear, Orange Lion and Blue Webelos. They are “Made in China”, and P.O. numbers 200228276, 20023175, 200233281 or 200236630 are printed on a […]

  • Motorcycle rider dies after crashing into school bus in KCK

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Police are investigating a deadly crash on Tuesday morning involving a school bus and motorcycle in KCK. Police say the scene was at South 7th Street and Homer Avenue. According to Officer Zac Blair, the bus was heading south on 7th Street and turning left onto Homer Avenue around 8:44 a.m. when the motorcycle heading north on 7th Street struck the side of the bus. There were nine pre-K kids and two adults on the bus […]

  • Former Olathe East teacher charged for unlawful sexual relations with student

    OLATHE, Kan. — A man who left his teaching position at Olathe East High School and resigned from the Shawnee City Council earlier this month is facing allegations that he had an unlawful sexual relationship with a teenage student. Johnson County prosecutors charged Justin Adrian on Tuesday in an investigation that began at the high school on Sept. 10. Adrian has been charged with unlawful sexual relations, a felony, in Johnson County. Court documents say the alleged incident occurred with […]

  • Woman convicted of murder, arson in deaths of 2 KC firefighters gets 74 years in prison

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A judge sentenced Thu Hong Nguyen to serve 74 years in prison for killing two Kansas City firefighters in 2015 when she intentionally set a building on Independence Avenue on fire. Larry Leggio and John Mesh died responding to the fire on October 12, 2015. Nguyen’s attorney stated they’ll appeal the conviction next week following an emotional day in court where Nguyen broke down after hearing testimony from her son. Thu Hong Nguyen became emotional after hearing […]

  • Months after cat gets kicked like a football, KC man charged with animal abuse

    Editor’s note: Some viewers might find the video above graphic due to violence and profanity.  KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Snapchat video of a cat getting violently kicked and sent flying through the air has led to a misdemeanor animal abuse charge against a 19-year-old from Kansas City. Johnathan M. Taylor faces the charge for the alleged abuse that happened on May 22. Authorities alerted the public weeks later after this happened on the field at Center High School. John […]

  • Silver Alert for woman with dementia who was supposed to travel to KC, last seen near STL

    VALLEY PARK, Mo. — The Missouri Highway Patrol is looking for a missing woman who suffers from Alzheimer’s and dementia, and was a long way from home the last time she was seen. A Silver Alert is out for 73-year-old Victoria J. Smith. The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office issued the alert  for the Stover woman, who was supposed to be traveling to Kansas City, but was last seen Wednesday in Valley Park, Mo., a southwest St. Louis suburb. At 6 […]

  • Olathe police identify toddler run over and killed in neighborhood

    OLATHE, Kan. — On Wednesday police identified an 18-month-old boy backed over and killed on Monday as Mishael Kirimi. This happened just after 12 p.m., at 159th Terrace and South Lennox Drive. Olathe police responded to the tragic call, and say a family member backing out of a driveway hit and killed the little boy. “Kids, they move, they are curious they are walking around they are trying to figure out what is going on and they want to see everything […]

  • Hill leads the Chiefs to 38-28 win over Chargers

    CARSON, Calif. — Tyreek Hill scored three touchdowns, Patrick Mahomes passed for his first four NFL scores and the Kansas City Chiefs opened the season with a 38-28 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. Hill had a 91-yard punt return for a score and a 58-yard TD reception during the first quarter before adding a 1-yard reception for a score in the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach. Hill also had 169 yards on seven […]

  • KCPD makes arrest in Sun Fresh shooting

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police say a juvenile male is under arrest for a double shooting that happened at a grocery store on Monday night. Police say the arrest happened just before 5:30 p.m. on Thursday north of the Missouri River, they haven’t specified if this was in Clay or Platte County. The shooting happened Monday night at the Sun Fresh Market at 31st and Prospect. The suspect walked into the store and shot a man who police say […]

  • Man accused of shooting, killing man who was visiting family in KCK

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The Wyandotte County district attorney announced a second-degree murder charge on Wednesday against a man suspected of shooting and killing a man at 11th and Freeman on August 28. Joshua Washington, 26, faces murder and criminal possession of a firearm by a felon related to the deadly shooting of Antwaen Reliford. FOX4 spoke with Reliford’s relatives after he was identified as the victim of the shooting. “He died in my arms,” said Reliford’s sister. “He told me […]

  • Man shot and killed inside KCK home

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Investigators say a man in 30s was shot and killed inside a house full of people early on Sunday morning. KCK police said officers began investigating in the 3100 block of Mellier Avenue, just west of Klamm Park, at about 4:30 a.m. Police tell FOX4 that the man was taken to a hospital by ambulance, but he died of his injuries. “What we are being told, there was about six or seven people inside the house […]