Thanks for taking a few minutes to learn a little about me. I’ve been telling stories for years, so why not tell you mine.
Currently, I’m the weekend morning anchor and morning live reporter for WLEX-TV, the NBC affiliate in Lexington, KY . When I anchor, I help supervise our morning crew as well as work on two separate hour long newscasts. When I report, I typically go live for two hours, then produce two to four stories daily. Never missed a deadline — and I just jinxed myself.)
Before moving to the Bluegrass State, I was the lead 10/11 p.m. reporter and videographer for one of the nation’s leading NBC affiliates, WBIR-TV in Knoxville, TN. I covered courts, crime, investigative, and an occasional feature story. I reported, edited, shot, and wrote everything by myself every day… as well as occasionally produced and anchored too.
Probably the most surprising thing about my career is not the where I began, but when. I was a senior in high school, interning at my local CBS station, WDTV. That internship turned into a Sunday videographer job, then add Saturdays, followed by going on air, then eventually anchoring and producing. Oh, I was still in college and grad school. I was also a part-time bureau reporter and videographer for KDKA, the CBS owned and operated station in Pittsburgh while I was a senior in college.
I’m a proud graduate of the P.I. Reed School of Journalism (now the WVU Reed Media College) at West Virginia University. I attended undergraduate and grad school there between 2004-2010. While at WVU, I was the news director at my college radio station, and a founding member of a multimedia co-op with weekly newspapers throughout the state.
In my spare time, I play a tough kickball and dodgeball game… well for a adult league. (By “tough” I mean it’s been tough on my pride; we’ve lost every game.) I also volunteer for RadioEye of Kentucky and the VA Hospital — two great organizations that mean a lot to me personally.
There are probaby a few other things I forgot to add. If you have any questions, or have some good advice for that aforementioned kickball game — email me!