When people ask about how long I have worked for FOX 2 and News 11. I tell them that is a long story. Here goes…
I started in 2001 at News 11 in as an engineer. I did mostly master control, tape feeds, and news playback.
Then, I blinked. It was almost 10 years later. I had freelanced in front and behind the camera for STL-TV, the government-access station for St. Louis City. I wrote for the St. Louis Argus, St. Louis American, and Saint Louis Magazine. I also freelanced in engineering for FOX 2. And in July 2010, I started at FOX 2 as a reporter.
Whew! Time flew.
I am a proud graduate of the St. Louis Public Schools. My mom and I both graduated from the University of Missouri – St. Louis just a few years apart. I’m so proud of her!
There was one problem, though. My mom wanted me to be a doctor.
Why did I want to be a journalist? I saw that people of color, women, the poor, and other marginalized people needed a voice that left them with dignity in news coverage. I also saw that the problem-solvers needed to be seen, too.
So if you have a story to tell, reach out. I want to hear it.