Who I Am
Hello! I’m an Emmy Award-winning news executive with 20+ years of journalism and management experience in local newsrooms across America. I currently live in the Pacific Northwest, where I’m an Assistant News Director at a local television news station – a role in which I lead the daily editorial news operation of a staff of more than 80 experienced journalists in producing more than 50 hours of live broadcasts each week in a top 25 media market.
I also earned my Executive Master of Broadcast Administration (MBA) from the University of Missouri while working full time leading a newsroom. My goal has always been to best utilize my lifetime of leadership experience to empower others to better understand and simplify our rapidly-changing world through the power of storytelling, communications, relationships, and shared information.
When I’m not inside the newsroom, I can be found traveling the world, competing in marathons and triathlons, and expanding my vinyl music collection!
Examples of newscasts managed:
Assistant News Director: KOIN 6 News at 11 p.m. (May 17, 2019)
Winner: 2019 Emmy Award, Pacific Northwest Chapter – Evening News: Parkrose Gun Scare
Assistant News Director: KOIN 6 News at 6: Portland Protests (August 17, 2019)
Assistant News Director: KOIN 6 News at 5: Smith Tower Shooting (October 3, 2019)
Assistant News Director: 23ABC News at 6: Mudslides (October 16, 2015)
Winner: 2015 Emmy Award, Pacific Southwest Chapter – Evening Newscast, 23ABC News at 6
Winner: 2015 APTRA Award – Overall Excellence in Station Spot News – Television: KERO, Bakersfield
Assistant News Director/Producer: 23ABC Manhunt Special (August 21, 2015)
Digital storytelling examples:
KTLA-TV (Los Angeles)