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Professional Experience

2019 to present: Reporter, WINK News
2015 to 2019: Reporter, Producer, and fill-in Anchor, WWSB in Sarasota
2014: Intern, The Today Show and NBC Nightly News in Miami

Awards & Recognition

Finalist in Feature Television Reporting for the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence awards, and Robert Corley Groves Award for Outstanding Achievement in TV Producing.

News Philosophy

Every person has a story. Be honest and transparent while sharing it with the world.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

Cheering on the Miami Hurricanes, experimenting with vegetarian recipes, spending too much money at Target and taking long naps.


Bachelor of Science from the University of Miami, majoring in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in LGBTQ Studies.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

The WINK Weather Authority will never predict snow for SWFL. Every day feels like summer. It's either hot, hotter, or hottest.


Mullica Hill, NJ.

Portion of plans for Punta Gorda. (Credit: City of Punta Gorda)

Punta Gorda plans large scale redevelopment projects

Imagine the Punta Gorda City marketplace with more than one hotel. The U-Save parking lot, like it was before Hurricane Charley. Plus, more shops, restaurants and places to stay along the water in the Fisherman’s Village. Looking ahead 15 to 20 years, that could all become reality for the small, historic town known for its […]

Port Charlotte Live Oak Park still in need of repairs after Hurricane Irma

Recovery after a hurricane is a long one, and signs of damage¬†left by Irma are still noticeable in Charlotte County. One man says he doesn’t visit Live Oak Park in Port Charlotte as often as he used to because there are safety concerns, with several spots people can’t walk on. Life is a walk in […]