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Professional Experience

September 2020 – Present: Reporter at WINK News
Previously worked as a Sports and News Anchor/Reporter at WUFT News in Gainesville, FL; Sports Coordinator at ESPN Gainesville WRUF; interned at WSVN and 790 The Ticket in Miami, FL

Awards & Recognition

2020 Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists Award in Education Reporting
2020 Broadcast Education Association Award of Excellence (TV Sports Talent, TV Sports News Program, and TV Sports Story/Feature Short)
University of Florida Red Barber Award

News Philosophy

Every story must be told with honesty and integrity. It’s a journalist’s responsibility and privilege to share people’s stories.

Hobbies, interests and community involvement

Spending time with friends and family; and cheering on the Florida Gators, Miami Heat, Miami Dolphins and New York Yankees.


Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication-News, University of Florida summa cum laude

Likes best about SWFL

Being a native Floridian, it’s great to be within driving distance to friends and family as well as everything the state has to offer. The people here truly make SWFL feel like home. You also can’t beat Florida in the winter!


Fort Lauderdale, FL

FGCU Women’s basketball loses to Villanova, falling short of Sweet 16 bid

March Madness continued on Monday with the twelfth-seeded Lady Eagles facing the fourth-seeded Wildildcats. FGCU fanatics and students grabbed a seat inside Alico Arena on Monday to watch the big game on the jumbotron against the Villanova Wildcats for a chance to be in the Sweet Sixteen. “We’ve been here for years, and we always […]

Sanibel’s lighthouse shining bright again five months after Hurricane Ian

Five months later, some things are still the same in Sanibel since Hurricane Ian hit Southwest Florida. Whether it’s destroyed homes or simply signs letting you know the beach is closed, reminders of Hurricane Ian are bountiful on the Island. But five months later, the island has come a long way and made plenty of […]