I'm a Dayton native and Summa Cum Laude graduate of Ohio University's Scripps Howard School of Journalism, majoring in Television Broadcast News. My high marks and work as an anchor, reporter and producer earned me top honors in my broadcast news class. I also lettered as a four-year OU Varsity Cheerleader, and received the Scholar/Athlete Award for graduating with the highest GPA.
After college, a career in broadcast was temporarily put on hold. I continued work with an agency as a commercial actress and model, as well as work as a Head Instructor, Judge and Choreographer for an international cheer and dance company, which kept me traveling. These wonderful opportunities seemed like they would be short-term, but lasted much longer than expected.
In addition, I was fortunate to spend many years as an NFL Cheerleader for the Cincinnati Bengals, serving as a Corner Captain, Cheer Coach, Rookie Coach, and a member of the select traveling Ben-Gal Show Team -- performing on USO tours state-side and overseas.
With my feet firmly planted back in the Miami Valley, I was thrilled to join FOX 45 and ABC 22 as a freelance feature host and reporter and assist with producing entertainment segments. You can catch me on most mornings talking about entertainment, businesses in our community, fun lifestyle ideas and hosting cooking segments. I am so happy to finally be back working in news and having the opportunity to meet so many people in the Miami Valley!
I continue to do some commercial and spokesperson work, and is thoroughly enjoying being the mom of two little boys. I'm very passionate about volunteer work with the Humane Society of Greater Dayton and as a Humane Society spokesperson, you will often see me on-air with an adorable pet looking for a forever home. I am also committed to working with the Miami Valley Hospital Foundation, and I host an annual event benefiting cancer research and assisting cancer patients, a cause that is very important to me after my mom's long battle with ovarian cancer.