I figured out I needed glasses as a kid by telling my parents I couldn't read the scoreboard on TV. I should've known then that sports would kind of be a big deal for me.
I'm from Chesterfield, Virginia and figured out I wanted to be a sports journalist in high school. While getting to be a part of any game day environment is special, I still believe the best part of this job is finding great stories. There is nothing like diving into an insightful, thoughtful and passionate piece.
Before I came to Topeka to lead the WIBW sports department, I was a sports reporter/anchor at WJTV 12 (CBS) in Jackson, Mississippi. I covered five Division I programs (Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Southern Miss, Jackson State, Alcorn State) while also co-hosting the Friday night high school football show (The O.T.), the Sunday night sports show (The Sports Zone) and four live SEC Super Saturday specials. The Sports Zone was named Best Sports Program in Mississippi by the Associated Press in 2015. I was also honored by the AP each year from 2015-2017 for Best Sports Story (1st place once, 2nd place twice).
I graduated from the University of Missouri (yes, I miss The Border War) in 2015. During my time in Columbia, I covered both sports and news for KOMU (NBC). I traveled to cover the SEC Championship game as well as multiple away games for Tiger football. The Hearst Foundation and Kansas City Press Club honored me with awards for various stories and live coverage during this period.
Personally, I love to play basketball, go to the movies and listen to music. I'm also a bit of a foodie, so if you have restaurant recommendations, send them my way!
I'm really pumped to be back in the Midwest and right in the middle of another awesome in-state rivalry! Don't be afraid to say hello.