I've worked in the broadcast news business for more than 20 years, many more if you count my days DJ'ing as a kid when my dad worked at the local radio station. My love of broadcast started young. It really came into clear view when I took a class called 'video production' in high school and started working in our school's television studio.
After graduation, I majored in broadcast journalism at the University of Kentucky. After four years there my professors aptly told me that I would need to "start small" and move to a small town to begin my reporting career. I didn't like the sound of that so I moved to New York City instead.
I started as an intern at Court TV and moved up quickly as a production assistant and eventually associate producer. I worked with Nancy Grace, Savannah Guthrie, Fred Graham and Lisa Bloom and learned something new everyday. I helped produce live trial coverage for major news stories like the disappearance of Laci Peterson and the trials of Martha Stewart, Michael Jackson and Kobe Bryant. I also produced documentaries and episodes for shows like Forensic Files and Dominick Dunne's Power, Privilege and Justice.
I left New York to pursue my reporting career by earning a Master's in Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. During my time in Chicago, I worked for the local PBS affiliate and as a political reporter in Washington, DC for Lexington, Kentucky station WTVQ. From there, I went on to be a reporter and producer for ABC affiliate WCIV in Charleston, South Carolina. It wasn't long before my Kentucky roots were calling me back. When I was offered a job at WHAS in Louisville, Kentucky I thought I would likely stay for a few years before moving on to the next stop. Eight years and three children later, I was calling Louisville home.
Anchoring a morning show had always been my dream and after 8 years of waking up at 2am, I realized being home and present for my family was my new dream. I was fortunate to be able to say goodbye to my television career and spend time at home with my kids. I was also fortunate to get a part-time job hosting a show called "News Quiz" for our local PBS affiliate, KET. I continue to bring current events to classrooms across the globe in this weekly broadcast.
Never one to sit still, I developed my own business after several contacts asked me to do media training for their companies. Now that video is such a mainstay of any business, I found the techniques that I used years in television are easily translated to business whether on video conference calls, websites or social media.
Helping you be your best self on camera is truly my passion. I can't wait to see how good video changes your business for the better!
My Mission at KET
When I retired from local morning news, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to continue working in television with a schedule more conducive to raising three small kids. KET has given me not only that outlet, but also allowed me to connect with kids throughout Kentucky and the world who are curious learners, just like my own kids.
Saying goodbye to 'Good Morning Kentuckiana'
By far, the highlight of my career in broadcast journalism is the years spent working on "Good Morning Kentuckiana" on WHAS11 News. From an early age, my dream was to host a morning television show, and I will be forever grateful that WHAS made that dream come true. I cherish the experience it gave me, but my most prized memories are of those wonderful people I worked with on a day-to-day basis who became my family.