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I was born in Plantation, Florida, but spent most of my life living in a suburb of Chicago. I'm thrilled to be back in the Sunshine State!

Before coming to 10 News I worked as a morning anchor and reporter for WAND-TV in Decatur, Illinois. There I produced a weekly franchise piece featuring interesting people and places throughout our viewing area. Great fun! Before that, I worked as an AM Radio reporter and anchor in Champaign, Illinois.

As far as hobbies go, movies, movies, movies! As you may have guessed, I'm a film buff. If I'm not watching flicks, you can find me running through the Tampa - St. Pete area, or exploring its fine eateries. Food and flicks, can't go wrong.

I have been honored by the Associated Press for my local reporting during the 2012 summer Olympics.

Tampa is incredible. It melds beautiful weather with an ever expanding tapestry of cultures. My favorite part? Exploring those cultures, breathing the air by the Bay and by the Gulf, feeling the sand on my feet.

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