Professional Experience

  • WSPA, Spartanburg, SC — Video Editor, June 2006 - June 2007
  • WTWO/WAWV, Terre Haute, IN — Production Specialist, Sept. 2011 - July 2012
  • KTVL, Medford, OR — News Producer, August 2012 - August 2013
  • KMID, Midland, TX — News Producer, Feb. 2014 - Feb. 2015
  • WSLS, Roanoke, VA — News Producer, March 2015 - Sept. 2016
  • O&O FOX News, D.C. Bureau — Freelance Producer, 2017
  • KVLY, Fargo, ND — Multimedia Journalist, Dec. 2017 - Dec. 2019
  • WINK, Fort Myers, FL - Health and Medical Multimedia Journalist, Jan. 2020 - Present

News Philosophy

The more you know about your community, the stronger and healthier it can become! That’s why I believe in local news - energizing and empowering a community is valuable. It can lead to meaningful change and a deeper understanding of your neighbors (allowing you to help them overcome the challenges they face, and share in their successes).

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

Let’s lace up those sneakers, throw on some sunscreen, and get outside! Whether it’s hitting the pavement for a jog, strapping on a helmet and biking a new trail, or strolling through southwest Florida’s great outdoors - that’s where I want to be. Another interest? Cats! Don't ask me about mine unless you're prepared for a lengthy slideshow.


Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications at The University of North Carolina - Asheville

Master’s degree in Elementary Education at the University of Maryland - College Park

Likes best about Southwest Florida

I am blown away by all of the unique creatures and beautiful plants!


Gaithersburg, MD


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Determining which clinical trial is best for you

Right now, there are hundreds of clinical trials going on in the United States. And, each month, millions of people go through lists, check to see if there are new treatments, technologies, or procedures to help them or their loved ones. New technology is using genetic testing to make the perfect matches for clinical trials, […]

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New therapy gives hope to dementia patients, their families and caregivers

Dementia can be devastating for patients and caregivers physically, financially and emotionally. One of the emotional burdens is the knowledge that there’s no cure and that your loved ones will progressively get worse. A new therapy is giving families some hope. The treatment candidate is called SAK3 and it has been shown to promote neurotransmitters […]

National nurse union asks the CDC for mask mandate to fight COVID

The largest nurse’s union in the country wants everyone to wear masks again. National Nurses United sent a letter to the CDC pressuring them to mandate masks. The mask mandate is to help the vulnerable. That includes children under the age of 12 who can’t get a vaccine, people who can get vaccinated yet and […]

Contracting COVID-19 after getting vaccinated

A Fort Myers man is in quarantine after contracting COVID-19, even after getting vaccinated, and experts are cautioning that vaccines will never completely stop people from getting the virus, but they can lessen the impact. “Just did my best to listen to logic, doctors, scientists,” said Chris Speake. “I wore my mask until they said […]

Lee Health reports increase in COVID-19 delta variant cases

Hospitals are seeing a worrying increase in patients with COVID-19. Lee Health has seen the number nearly triple in recent weeks, and they blame the delta variant for the rise. One study finds the risk of ending up in the hospital is about double for people infected with the variant, but even if you stay […]

New treatment sparks hope for lupus patients

There’s some hope for those living life hooked up to a machine. A new treatment is in the works for lupus, a disease in which a person’s own immune system attacks their organs and soft tissues. For her first Valentine’s Day with her new husband, Gabrielle Davis wanted everything to be perfect, but “I was […]

Dollars for Mammograms gets a clinic, helps pay for care costs

The cost of medical care prices many people out of taking care of themselves, but one woman has made it her personal mission to help when it comes to mammograms. Rita Bertler’s first breast tumor appeared in 1999. Having witnessed her mother battle breast cancer, she knew what was at stake. “My mother was a […]

Pfizer developing COVID vaccine booster as Delta variant spreads

Pfizer announced on Thursday that its COVID vaccine booster shot could further protect individuals from “all currently known variants” of COVID-19 — including the highly transmittable Delta variant. The booster shot is currently undergoing trials, the company said, and has shown “encouraging clinical trial data in a small number of participants in our study.” Pfizer […]

Hendry County seeing increase in COVID-19 patients, majority not vaccinated

The number of coronavirus patients is up in at least two counties in Southwest Florida, and a health executive in one of them says low vaccination rates are a likely cause for the uptick. In Hendry County, R.D. Williams, the CEO of Hendry Regional Medical Center in Clewiston, said the facility is seeing an increase […]

Making sure your well water is safe to drink after a flood

Tropical Storm Elsa brought a lot of rain into Southwest Florida, even flooding some areas, and these flooding events can contaminate well water with bacteria. Hundreds of homes in our area rely on private wells for drinking water, but now, at least for a little while, families may need to look elsewhere. “After a flooding […]