I am a native Californian who was raised in the Bay Area, before relocating to the Inland Empire. Currently I am employed at KBAK-TV/KBFX in Bakersfield, CA as a News Anchor/Weather Forecaster/Multi-Media Journalist. I have immersed myself in the community through supporting several local organizations. While in Kern County I have covered mass shootings, massive wildfires, mudslides, political races, immigration topics, and the ongoing battle to legalize marijuana shops in the county.
Before Bakersfield, I worked as the morning reporter in Quincy, IL, while covering the Tri-State area of Illinois, Iowa and Missouri. My past experience also includes jobs and internships at the Oprah Winfrey Network, KABC-7, KTLA-5 and the White House during Barack Obama’s presidency. As a White House Communications intern I worked closely with the broadcast team, helping to develop many of the president’s messages to the American people. During my White house experience I also met many seasoned journalists who have mentored me, and also inspired me to continue to grow and evolve as a storyteller. My career objective is to tell stories that bring communities together. I want to continue to grow as a journalist and use my platform to serve my community.