Growing up, my teachers would tell my parents that I was a good kid but that I talked too much. Imagine how happy they were when I turned it into a career!
After being “discovered” while working a slow shift at the bar, I started to intern at 105.3 HOT FM (WHTS) in my hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Within six months I became the morning show co-host where I stayed through 2011.
As a closeted country music fan, I was excited for the chance to move to Seattle and become the co-host for “Fitz in the Morning” on 100.7 The Wolf (KKWF.) Together we earned a 2012 CMA Award nomination, garnered ratings success, and were syndicated to markets including Portland, OR, and several others along the West Coast.
But for as long as I can remember, I always wanted to be on TV. I had been told I was on the wrong side 30 (and the wrong side of the scale) to make the transition which only made me want to do it that much more. At the end of 2017, I began working at Q13NEWS (KCPQ) and in a matter of months, I was hired full time as the morning features reporter.
My favorite assignments had to do with the variety of sports teams in the Pacific Northwest. When I had moved to Seattle, the only thing I had in common with my new community was cheering on the same sports teams. From Mariners opening day to MLS championship parades and my beloved Seattle Seahawks, I covered it all and love every bit of it.
All the while I made it a priority to be accessible and vulnerable to our listeners and viewers. I’ve used my platform to spread body positivity including a feature by The Emily Project, a podcast based on my struggle with anxiety called “Medicated,” and, on a much more light-hearted note, I’ve volunteered with Motley Zoo Animal Rescue to foster 13 dogs (not all at the same time though, luckily!)
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