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
  • Remembering the ’90’s, past and present as we count down the final days to WDAF’s 70th anniversary

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Take a look at how the 1990’s changed the skyline and more around Kansas City. You can also see all of our flashback features as we count down the days from 24 to the big day of our 70th anniversary. 24 Days to Go: When the eyes of the nation turned to a small Kansas town, WDAF-TV cameras were there for a presidential funeral. 23 Days to Go: The aftermath of the Ruskin tornado from the […]

  • 4 killed, 5 injured in mass shooting at KCK bar

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A shooting at a bar in downtown Kansas City, Kan., killed four people and injured five more early Sunday morning. The shooting happened around 1:30 Sunday morning at the Tequila KC Bar. Police say a gunman walked into the bar and began firing, subsequent updates indicate they’re looking for at least two suspects. Investigators say all of the victims are Hispanic males.  One was in his late 50’s, another in his mid 30’s, and two in […]

  • Kansas City police shoot and wound wanted man who drove at them while fleeing stop

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police say a man wanted on a warrant was shot by officers after he drove at them in an SUV while fleeing their attempted stop on Thursday afternoon. This started in an area just off of Independence Avenue at Roberts Street and Indiana Avenue at about 1 p.m. According to the police department, they were trying to stop the man with a felony warrant out for his arrest, when he began ramming police cars […]

  • Tivoli Cinemas find a new home at Nelson-Atkins Museum

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mere months after rolling the credits for the final time at its former home in Westport, Tivoli Cinemas is reopening at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The museum released the news on Friday, saying that it will hold a special donor’s premiere of “The General” on Monday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. Tivoli bid adieu to the Westport film house this past April after 36 years in that location. The public launch is set for Wednesday, […]

  • Suspect wounded, two others sought following officer-involved shooting in Independence

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A confrontation between police and suspected prowlers in Independence on Sunday morning led to one of the suspects getting shot, and police searching for two others who fled. Independence police say the incident began at about 8:45 a.m. in an apartment complex parking lot in the 19400 block of E. 37th Terrace Court South, which is just north of Centerpoint Medical Center and Independence Commons. A police official says a confrontation preceded a shooting and then a […]

  • 1-year-old boy from Overland Park dies after he’s hit by minivan in Caldwell County, Mo.

    NEAR LATHROP, Mo. — The Missouri Highway Patrol says a 1-year-old boy died on Saturday night after he was hit by the driver of a minivan on private property on Southwest Ore Road, north of Missouri 116 Highway. A patrol crash report says that Elijah Galloway of Overland Park, Kan., was struck in a driveway by a Chrysler Pacifica driven by 32-year-old Caitlyn Galloway at about 6:20 p.m. The boy was taken to Liberty Hospital, but was pronounced dead about […]

  • Raytown 4-year-old found safe after wandering away from home

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 4-year-old boy was found safe hours after family called police when they woke up in the middle of the night and couldn’t find him. Raytown police say the little boy named Joey has autism, and was believed to only be wearing a diaper when he wandered away from home. Searchers had been going door to door in the area of  8800 Block of Richards Drive, just off 75th & Blue Ridge looking for Joey. FOX4 […]

  • Dorian could be the strongest hurricane to hit Florida’s east coast in nearly 3 decades

    Every county in Florida is under a state of emergency as the state prepares for what may be the strongest hurricane to hit its east coast in nearly three decades. At 105 mph, Dorian is the strongest storm of the Atlantic hurricane season so far. If it makes landfall as a Category 4 storm on Monday as forecast, with sustained winds of around 130 mph, it will be the strongest hurricane to strike Florida’s East Coast since Andrew in 1992, according to […]

  • Man riding scooter dies in Kansas City crash involving car

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City man riding a motorized scooter died in a crash just after midnight Friday, according to KCPD. A crash report says investigators went to an area just north of 89th Street on Troost at about 1 a.m. where they found the scene. The report says 57-year-old Tommy White, was headed southbound on his 49-cc scooter when the driver of a Dodge Charger struck him from behind, and he died at the scene. Police say […]

  • Lawrence police investigating after 2-year-old left alone in vehicle dies

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — The Lawrence Police Department says that a 2-year-old left by themself in a parked vehicle died on Sunday evening. A news release says that officers went to the 3300 block of Iowa Street just after 5:30 p.m. after someone called 911. When emergency crews arrived, they determined the child had died. The police department says that investigators have contacted family and are working to figure out what happened. The child’s name and gender haven’t been released yet. […]

  • Results here: Metro voters go to polls for primary, special elections in Kansas and Missouri

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There are a number of elections on Tuesday on both sides of the state line. In Kansas, there are primary elections in Johnson and Wyandotte counties, and there are a few special elections in Missouri where voters in select cities and approving or disapproving questions or propositions. Check this page for updates after 7 p.m. as we collect vote totals from the election boards. Independence – Proposition P  (100% Reporting) YES ✔ 4,409 NO 3,514 Lee’s […]

  • 10-year-old girl attempting to go to McDonald’s, crashes mom’s SUV

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police say a 10-year-old girl went to the hospital Wednesday morning after she crashed her mom’s SUV into a mini-van and electrical box while trying to go to McDonald’s. Officers were called to 12th and Olive around 7:45 a.m. to the two vehicle wreck and were surprised to lean that one of the driver’s was the 10-year-old girl. KCPD learned that when the girl woke up Wednesday morning, she wanted to get McDonald’s to […]

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