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
  • Community rallies around young metro athlete paralyzed in diving accident

    SHAWNEE, Kan. — The community is standing behind a young athlete hurt in a diving accident. Nolan Sprague dove into a neighborhood pool last week and broke his neck. According to a GoFundMe page — the Mill Valley High student is paralyzed from the chest down and may never walk again. The page has already raised more than $85,000. Sprague’s dad runs Strike Zone Baseball Academy in Shawnee. The family is getting support from the Royals. Danny Duffy sent out […]

  • Olathe police investigating drive-by shooting

    OLATHE, Kan. — Investigators are looking for someone suspected of firing gunshots into a home early on Sunday morning. A news release says a drive-by shooting happened at about 3:30 a.m., in the 800 block of South Hunter Street. Nobody was hurt, but police still want to find the vehicle and whoever fired the gunshots. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the department at (913) 971-7500 or the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.

  • Tonganoxie police say missing man has been found

    **UPDATE: Tonganoxie PD says that Joseph Atchison has been found and is safe** TONGANOXIE, Kan. — The Tonganoxie Police Department is looking for a 38-year-old man last seen on Saturday. Joseph Atchison was last seen in the city at about 3 p.m., he was driving a red 2000 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck with Kansas tags: 898BBF. He was wearing tan cargo shorts, a grey T-shirt and a baseball cap. If you’ve seen him or know where he is, call your […]

  • Branson firefighters, crane service rescue 2 people trapped 100 feet in the air on bungee ride

    BRANSON, Mo. — A problem with a popular attraction at Branson Frontier Adventures led to two people getting trapped 100 feet up in the air on Saturday night. A Facebook post by Branson Professional Firefighters Local 152 said multiple companies and a crane service were called in to rescue bungee riders on the “Ejection Seat.” The post says it took about two hours to complete the rescue. The Springfield News-Leader reports that a cable for the “Ejection Seat” got hung […]

  • Driver being pursued by KCPD crashes into another car, killing other driver

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police say a man was a struck and killed by a driver fleeing from police on Saturday night. The deadly crash happened at about 9:30 p.m. in the 400 block of Monroe. Investigators say officers spotted someone driving a Toyota Tacoma involved in an aggravated assault investigation and attempted to stop them. That driver didn’t stop, and a pursuit began westbound on Smart Avenue. The Tacoma driver didn’t stop at a stop sign, and […]

  • KCK man convicted of raping woman he met in Westport

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On Friday a Jackson County jury convicted Kansas City, Kan., man Derek Donnell of multiple sex crimes for an incident that happened in June of 2017. Donnell, 32, was convicted of two counts of first-degree rape or attempted rape, first-degree sodomy or attempted sodomy and kidnapping. Court records say the victim was in the Westport area when she met Donnell. The two walked to his car to smoke marijuana, and after they got inside, he drove towards downtown […]

  • Missy Elliott approves of ‘funky white sister’ performing ‘Work It’

    EAST GREENWICH, R.I. — When Missy Elliott’s “Work It” comes on the radio it can be hard not to sing along, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to pull it off. It’s a tricky song that requires singing some of the lyrics backwards. It’s no problem for Mary Halsey. (WARNING: Video includes some explicit lyrics) She posted a video of herself singing the song at a park in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, on July 29th. It’s now been viewed more […]

  • Three teens dead, others hurt when metro church’s van crashes near Bolivar, Mo.

    BOLIVAR, Mo. — Three people died and at least 10 others were hurt when a van affiliated with Faith Chapel Assembly of God crashed on Friday morning on U.S. Highway 13, five miles north of Bolivar. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the van left the southbound lanes of the highway and overturned, injuring everyone on board. The Johnson County, Kansas church says they’ve heard that three died, there were teenagers and adults in the van that crashed, and […]

  • Basketball players who played unauthorized pickup games at Olathe North won’t face charges

    OLATHE, Kan. — No trespassing charges will be filed against some teenagers who’ve been playing unauthorized pick up games at Olathe North High School. One of the parents of a teen involved in this say the Johnson County district attorney will drop the trespassing notice officers gave to his son and nearly a dozen other teenagers. They were cited for trespassing when the showed up to play basketball in the gym at Olathe North. ”We all saw a post on […]

  • At least one person killed in crash on I-435

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A deadly two-vehicle crash on I-435 at Northeast Parvin Road claimed at least one life on Friday afternoon. KCPD confirmed the crash and death, but further details aren’t immediately available. KC Scout shows that the southbound lanes of I-435 past 48th Street are closed at this time, northbound traffic is affected, too. FOX4 will update this story with more details as they’re released.

  • Missing teen with autism who left care facility found according to KCPD

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A teenage boy with autism who has been missing for a week was found on Friday morning. KCPD says that 15-year-old Zachary Deutsch is okay, and is being taken to a hospital as a precaution. KCPD says its missing persons unit was out knocking on doors and handing out fliers on Friday morning, someone got in touch with them and directed them to the teen boy’s location. Deutsch walked away from Ozanam, a residential youth treatment […]

  • Sprint Center announces Drake and Migos concert postponed until Sunday

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Friday morning the Sprint Center announced that due to production issues, the “Aubrey and The Three Migos Tour” has been pushed to Sunday at 7 p.m. This is the second time the show has been delayed. The tour was originally scheduled to begin July 26 in Utah, and Drake was originally slated to perform at the Sprint Center on July 31. The Sprint Center says that all tickets will be honored for Sunday night. On social media […]