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Professional Experience

May 2021 to present: Reporter, Anchor, Photojournalist at WINK News. Previously worked as an Anchor, Reporter, and Photographer at WCTV in Tallahassee for 5 years; Intern for WABC in New York City from June-August of 2016.

Awards & Recognition

Emmy-Nominated for coverage of Surfside condo collapse.

6x Associated Press Award Winner ... Including Best Digital Journalist, Best Sports Anchor, & Best News Anchor.

Service To America Award winner for coverage of Hurricane Maria's aftermath in Puerto Rico.

News Philosophy

My job is to find out what the heck is going on, and tell it the best I can. Every day. If I did that correctly, I did my job.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

Watching and talking sports, exercise, playing music.


Bachelors in Communications from Florida State University.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

How I can go outside in December and not be miserable.


Westchester, New York

Marina Village at Snug Harbor plans September reopening

The water line of Hurricane Ian’s storm surge is still visible on Marina Village at Snug Harbor, and it isn’t ready to welcome guests back yet. But the people who own timeshares in the building have helped it stay afloat ahead of its planned September reopening.

Deciding the future look of Fort Myers Beach

The future look of one island that Hurricane Ian hit the hardest is at stake on Monday. After months of waiting, a discussion on Fort Myers Beach is finally being had about potentially changing the rules and regulations for rebuilding people’s homes. It’s a topic that has some residents on the island concerned. Since Ian […]