Professional Experience

2014 to present: Anchor for WINK News This Morning. Previously worked at KMGH-TV in Denver, WSJV-TV in South Bend, Ind., and KOMU-TV in Columbia, Mo.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Service

Enjoys participating in marathons and triathlons.


The University of Missouri.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

As an island girl at heart, I'm thrilled to be back by the beach. While there are so many fantastic things about Southwest Florida, one of my favorites is Captiva, which holds a special place in my heart because that is where I celebrated my marriage.


I don't have one. I've never lived anywhere longer than four years.


Husband and two young children.

Memorable Assignments

Covering the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., and historic floods that destroyed parts of Colorado.

Interesting Fact

As the daughter of U.S. Navy parents, I've lived in 10 states, Guam and Sweden.

Mental Health Monday: Summer slide during kids’ vacation time

There are only three weeks until school’s out, and now is the time for parents to make summer plans: We often think about avoiding an academic summer slide, but there can also be a slide in your child’s mental health if you’re not careful.

Mental Health Monday: How to help kids with stress over testing

In May, Southwest Florida schoolchildren have to deal with FAST testing and finals. Kids can get very stressed over these; how can parents help? Juliana Whitaker, a public educator with Golisano Children’s Hospital, sits down with WINK News anchors Corey Lazar and Lindsey Sablan to discuss it. Learn more about mental health care for kids […]

Hurricane Ian captured through a lens

A documentary to be unveiled at the Sunscreen Film Festival in St. Petersburg will offer viewers an inside look at one of the most powerful storms to hit the Gulf coast of Florida.