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Professional Experience

February 2020 to Present: Consumer reporter, WINK News.
Previously worked at KDRV NewsWatch 12 in Medford, Oregon for about three years; Interned at KTVU FOX 2 News in the San Francisco Bay Area.

News Philosophy

Everyone has a story and those stories deserve to be heard/told.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

I love to read anything and everything. When I'm not working, you can catch me outside hiking and enjoying the Southwest Florida sunshine.


Bachelor's in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts from San Francisco State University.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

The weather!


Los Angeles, CA.

FTC wants new ‘click to cancel’ rule for subscription services

Subscriptions can be tough to cancel, with some companies putting consumers on lengthy holds or subjecting them to sales pitches to try to change their minds. Now, the FTC said it is proposing a new rule that would require businesses to make it as easy to cancel subscriptions as it was to sign up for them

Insurance companies shortchanged Hurricane Ian victims?

Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis confirmed the Division of Investigative and Forensic Services opened an investigation into fraud allegations based on a tip provided by Representative Bob Rommel’s Office.

Tips on smartphone safety, efficiency

On average, we check our phones nearly 100 times and spend around 5 1/2 hours on them daily. But you may not know there are some things you do on the phone to put yourself at risk.

SWFL springs ahead: The benefits of daylight saving time

Sunday marks the start of daylight saving time, when Southwest Florida will spring forward and gain an hour of sunlight at the cost of losing an hour of sleep. But there are ways in which that lost hour can benefit you in the long run.

Answering your questions about UPC claims

Many of you are worried about your United Property and Casualty insurance or UPC claims. The insurance company went under, which means the state is now taking over those Hurricane Ian claims. WINK News talked to Mark Friedlander with the Insurance Information Institute about what that means for you. You can see his answers in […]

A tale of two homes: Hurricane Ian victims trying to rebuild

Two different homes. Two different insurance companies. But JJ Wheeler and Linda Johnson have almost identical stories. Both of them feel their insurance companies aren’t shelling out the appropriate amount of money to get their homes back to normal after Hurricane Ian. It’s the same reality many Southwest Floridians share. JJ Wheeler gave WINK News’ […]