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Everyday I share stories about other people, but it's not as easy telling my own story. I'd have to start with my parents, who allowed my sister and me to job shadow in all sorts of places. One day in high school, I found myself inside a television station and immediately fell in love. In my mind, this was the center of the universe, and I was mesmerized by the information that entered this powerhouse, pouring out to the homes of countless people.
Fast forward to today and journalism is the only career I've ever known. Born in Sumter, South Carolina and raised in Houston, Texas, I graduated from the historic Rust College in Mississippi studying abroad in The Gambia, West Africa. My research focused on the stages of developing versus under-developing countries. I also visited the infamous "Door of No Return" in Senegal, West Africa, as well as schools and orphanages there.
I've worked for television stations in Mississippi and South Carolina. My reports include the rebuilding of Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina plus trips to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked the third world country. In Las Vegas, I cover everything from gaming to politics and education and I joined the 8 News NOW team in 2011. You can catch me anchoring the weekend evening newscasts on Channel 8, which is really my passion.