first at five anchor/multimedia journalist
Along with anchoring, I also pitched, shot, logged, wrote, and some days, even edited a news story for our 6PM newscast every single day.
First at Five consistently #1 in our four station news market from the time I started on the desk until I was promoted to Evening Anchor. In Nov. 2013, our First at Five ratings more than doubled our competition.
Nov 2011 - Jan 2013
Delivered enterprising and hard hitting local news stories daily. For a few months, I served as the interim City Government beat reporter. While in this position, I hosted a local radio broadcast, 'The Inside Story' once a week. I shoot, write, edit, have radio experience, and anchor. Who says a triple threat is as good as it gets?
Television News Anchor in Augusta, GA
Jan 2013-June 2015
Evening anchor/ I-Team reporter
Along with anchoring the 4:00PM, 4:30PM, 6:00PM, and 11:00PM shows week nights on CBS and NBC, I am also responsible for editorial input on the shows, editing scripts for reporters, writing, social media updates, and web updates.
I also am a founding member of our I-Team. I turn one to two investigative pieces a month. When I'm not at work, you can usually find me out in the community volunteering, emceeing, or making community appearances.
My mom says my follow up question to anything I was told growing up was, 'Why?' It's a habit that turned into a career. I continue to ask that question as an investigative journalist and evening anchor for CBS and NBC in Augusta, GA.
I have won awards covering everything from tornadoes, floods, ice storms, and plane crashes to investigative pieces into sex trafficking, and wrongdoing by police and government agencies.
I love this career because no two days are the same. A new adventure greets me every time I walk through the door. But, my greatest adventure is just getting started. My husband and I are expecting our second child in June. To say we are 'over the moon' would be a cliche (and I hate writing cliches), but we are seriously thrilled. (And, so is John Michael...for now.)
I'm on the North Augusta Family Y Board of Directors. I also volunteer my time emceeing, judging, hosting, reading to kids, and helping out with events for non-profits all over town. In my spare time, I love cheering on the Georgia Bulldawgs, playing golf, traveling with my husband, and cooking.
HOMETOWN: Camilla, GA
CURRENT HOME: North Augusta
DEGREE: Broadcast News
COLLEGE: : University of Georgia
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