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I was born in Midland, Michigan and grew up outside of Cleveland, Ohio and in a small town along the Connecticut shoreline.

My days as a reporter started while finishing up college at Emerson in Boston. Days were spent commuting from class to a TV station about 90 minutes away in Springfield, Massachusetts. The business then brought me to Kansas City, to anchor weekends, and then weekday mornings at the #1 ABC affiliate in the country. (Who knew that would be in Kansas/Missouri!?) The past 3.5 years I've been working as the early evening, then 5 and 11 p.m. anchor at the NBC affiliate in Charlotte, NC.

When I'm not bargain hunting, nothing makes me happier than travel, adventure and good eating! All of the above is best with friends and while meeting new people. Chances are you'll also find me working out and enjoying the outdoors, along with my husband, a professional poker player, and two fur children, Frankie the dachshund and Georgie the Yorkie.

While I've anchored and reported for many Emmy award winning shows, the honors I'm most proud of, are being named Best Morning Anchor in Kansas City only about a year after my arrival, and then voted by the Charlotte public as Best TV News Personality. People versus a panel of judges any day!

There's something magical about Tampa Bay. The people here work hard, and the weather and water make for active lifestyles year round. There are so many people from around the country, and the world who've chosen to adopt the Tampa Bay lifestyle, making it a vibrant, energetic, but not hectic place to be. Oh, and the fresh seafood is a major plus too!

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