Professional Experience

July 2018 to present: Reporter, WINK News. Previously worked as a resident reporter at WVVA in Bluefield, W.Va.; at ABC 7 Chicago as a news planning intern; at Dateline NBC as a story development intern; and at the Northwestern University's Medill Justice Project as a multimedia investigative reporter.

Awards & Recognition

Hearst Foundation Journalism Award for Enterprise Reporting.

Assistant produced 2-hour, Dateline episode hosted by Keith Morrison, “At the Bottom of the Pool,” aired Oct. 13, 2017.

Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society - lifelong membership exclusively for students in top 10 percent of their graduating class in journalism programs across the country.

National QuestBridge Scholar - awarded to the country's most talented, determined, and self-motivated students from low-income populations who demonstrate outstanding academic ability despite financial challenges.

News Philosophy

We consume news when we are gripped by the emotions making us all human — these are the stories that knock us off our feet. Tell the stories not easily seen that must be experienced through the emotions we all feel.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

Running and cycling! I love all of the fitness-inspired events South West Florida holds to benefit others.


Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism, Magna Cum Laude.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

I am so grateful for the hundreds of days you can spend outdoors with friends and family.


Keystone Heights, Florida.

North Fort Myers water employees taking donations to Florence victims

Employees at the Crystal Clear Water Purification Center are getting ready to take huge water containers and donations to victims of Florence. “I have kids so I know what it’s like to go through hurricanes and not have the supplies you need,” Brad Wood said. He worked at the North Fort Myers Water Purification Center […]

Bonita cafe arrives at new location

The Bonita Cafe arrived at the new location on Old 41 ahead of schedule on Thursday. The transport of the building formerly known as the Dixie Moon Cafe was finished way before the 5 pm deadline. Trish Welles, a long time customer of the cafe said she went by to see the transport of the […]

Historic Bonita Springs café to be moved downtown

Southwest Florida residents are sorry to see an old building go, but are happy that it will be salvaged and moved to a new location. Alan Glazier moved to Bonita Springs when he was six years old, and has been here for 59 years. But he still remembers where he got his first root beer. […]

Naples man survives flesh-eating bacteria from Delnor-Wiggins Pass

A 93-year-old Naples man is lucky to have both legs after contracting flesh-eating bacteria from walking on the Delnor-Wiggins Pass beach in Collier County. Roy Haase, a veteran, has strolled on the beach for two years with his pal Robb Stan. They started posting their walks on Facebook live, where Roy’s love for nature garnered […]

Collier residents can still apply for assistance through Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity says Collier residents can apply if you still need help with your home. Volunteers continue to work on homes, one year after Hurricane Irma, and one homeowner’s story of recovery is what keeps them inspired. “You can see where the Clorox marks are from where the neighbors cleaned up the blood,” said Sarah […]

Southwest Florida’s Edison Reef becoming dead zone, researchers say

Empty, barren and filled with dead sea animals. This is what researchers call a dead zone, and it’s right here in Southwest Florida. But it wasn’t the case for the Edison Reef last summer. “When we dove the Edison reef, on Tuesday, we saw nothing,” said Rick Bartleson, a water quality scientist with the Sanibel-Captiva […]

Friends remember Lee County teen killed in boating accident in Keys

Sally Gulmy and Cathy Suggs say this would have been 15-year-old Hayden Schreyer’s third year in 4-H. “I met Hayden several years ago. And then just recently he came into my club a couple years ago, so he’s part of my family before he even is my 4-H family,” Gulmy said. Family are friends are […]

Common Core is major topic among SWFL parents

Parents are paying special attention to Gubernatorial candidate Ron Desantis for his remarks about Common Core. It has been a hot topic among parents since it was established in the classroom back in 2010. Common Core is a clear set of shared goals and expectations for knowledge and skills students need in English language arts, […]

Potential Gateway apartment complex causes controversy for area residents

Adjacent to a bustling 7-Eleven gas station, lies a grassy lot of wetlands in the Gateway community. Resident Sharid Raldris is hoping it stays that way. “Everything is overloaded,” Raldris said. “You put 300 apartments in here, its just gonna get worse.” The housing he’s talking about is only in the planning stages. The developers […]