A Little About Me
I'm a producer, writer and editor in New York City.
I was born in Michigan, but grew up all over, planting temporary roots in places like South Carolina, Wisconsin, Minnesota, New Mexico, and South Dakota, before landing in Montana as a freshman in high school.
I learned to rappel from cliffs in Montana, I fell in love with hiking in the mountains and cold weather camping, and landed my first job in radio, as a deejay at an oldies station. I was 17. After I graduated high school I hosted a midday request show on the station, and deejayed nights at a country bar that featured live bull riding.
Eventually I left Montana for the big city. And in 1999, in a scene right out of a movie, I hopped on a Greyhound bus and three days later I was in NYC. To this day, nothing about that trip was scarier than trying to squeeze through the Lincoln Tunnel on board that bus.
After stints at 1010 WINS and Fox News Radio, in June of 2001 I was hired at CBS News Radio as the youngest (freelance) writer ever at the network.
I left to immerse myself in TV news at “Today in New York” on WNBC-TV where I wrote stories that anchors read on air, edited video, wrote headlines for the crawl you see at the bottom of your TVs, wrote the abridged newscasts you see in the back of taxis, and conceived, researched, and wrote the trivia segment on Saturday mornings.
Now I’m back at CBS News Radio network for a second time. I cover national and international news, including terrorism, politics and natural disasters. I produce live broadcasts that air on hundreds of affiliates around the country, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Detroit, Philadelphia, New Orleans, and Dallas. One of the coolest parts of the job is getting to interview some of the most influential people on the planet. I've interviewed countless newsmakers, including foreign leaders, governors, members of Congress, and cabinet secretaries.
In addition to writing and producing TV and Radio broadcasts. I recently helped produce the podcast series “48 Hours: The Widow” with Correspondent Erin Moriarity.
I am also passionate about volunteering. I dedicate as much as much of my time as possible with City Harvest and at at my church, Trinity Lutheran Church, in Astoria, Queens. I'm also a judge for the News and Documentary Emmy Awards.