I began working as a reporter and fill in anchor at 10 News in March of 2007. In February 2009, I was thrilled to take over Weekend Anchor duties.
I have worked in broadcasting since 1988 and have been on air in Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, and now Florida. While working as a reporter and anchor in Tallahassee, I taught journalism students at Florida A&M University where I worked as an adjunct professor. After covering several big stories in Tallahassee like the Presidential Election Recount, I spent six glorious years in Jacksonville where I anchored the 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. segments of The Morning Show as well as the Noon show each day.
I graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Radio, TV and Film and a minor in South African history. I am currently working towards earning a masters degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
I am deeply humbled to have been honored by The Associated Press with an individual achievement award for coverage of the hurricanes in 2004. In 2005 I earned an award from the American Heart Association for "Excellence in Cardiovascular Communications" and two years later received a media ambassador award for my work as a "Power to End Stroke Ambassador." In 2009 I was recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists for investigative reporting.
I've flown with the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels and interviewed famous people like First Lady Laura Bush, R&B singer Brian McKnight, and the late civil rights leader Coretta Scott King and her daughter, the late Yolanda King.
During the presidential election of 2008 I filed a special "Battleground State Report" on a nationally syndicated radio show, The Tom Joyner Morning Show.
My husband Chris and I love to spend time together at church, playing with our cocker spaniel, Max, and watching the latest movies. I also like running.
My favorite song is "Let Go" by DeWayne Woods. When I hear the youth choir at my church sing this song it always brings tears to my eyes! Click here to watch the music video. You will be encouraged!
People who have had the most impact on my life and my career are my mother and the late author and historian John Hope Franklin who attended my high school. In fact Mr. Franklin is the sole reason that I decided to become a journalist.
My all time favorite movies are "The Color Purple and the 1959 version of Imitation of Life." I can recite most of the lines from the "The Color Purple" and if you click on Imitation of Life you will see my favorite scene. Warning - you will need some tissue!
If you have a story idea I would love to hear from you. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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