After four decades in the newspaper business, I am now a part of the 13 NEWS team and am very excited to be here.
My days start long before sunrise as I am up and at 'em, looking for stories we can share with our viewers on 13 NEWS This Morning.
You also can find my reports on other newscasts throughout the day on 13 NEWS and online at www.wibw.com.
In addition, I enjoy bringing viewers breaking news on Facebook live and Twitter. You can follow me on both platforms at @wibwphil.
Over the years, I have been blessed to get to know many wonderful people in our Topeka community from all walks of life, and have been privileged to share many of their stories.
I have covered all kinds of news stories through the years, as well as feature stories, sports stories and religion stories. I also have been a photographer for many years, taking pictures and videos for my stories.
I look forward to continue bringing news that is important and informative to our viewers and invite you to contact me any time with story ideas.
It is a real privilege to be working with so many talented, dedicated people at WIBW-TV. We have some real pros here and I am soaking up the many things they are teaching me about television news.
If you see me around Topeka or northeast Kansas, please say "hi," as I'd love to meet you.