News Reporter & Fill-In Consumer and Investigative Reporter - WGHP-TV Fox8 News in Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point, N.C.
Georgia AP Award for Best Investigative Journalism after a series of reports about a juvenile who was brutally murdered in jail.
Georgia Association of Broadcasters Merit Award for Best Feature Story for a special report with legendary UGA football coach (and gardening enthusiast) Vince Dooley.
I really believe in the power of our industry’s potential to help make communities better. We can speak up for people who need help; we can use our broad reach to make a difference. At the end of the day, I hope people find my stories interesting and fair to all sides involved.
Lawrenceville, Georgia. I grew up in a great suburb of Atlanta and went to school in Snellville, Georgia, “Where everybody’s somebody!”
Degrees in Broadcast News Journalism and English Literature from the University of Georgia. Go Dawgs!
I’m engaged to the funniest, most supportive man in the world! Nick and I are getting married near Charleston next year. My immediate family lives in Atlanta. My fabulous mother is a retired English teacher and school administrator. My brilliant “little” brother is much taller than I am and in law school. My wonderful Dad is a retired firefighter and paramedic, and my awesome stepmom is a middle school English teacher. Getting together with them and my stepbrothers is like a Brady Bunch episode!
Hobbies & Interests:
I love cooking, especially southern foods. We love to travel, and always have a few UGA football games on our destination list. Our favorite trip so far was to Ireland. Nick and I enjoy hiking and being near the water, whether that’s a lake, ocean or pool! Above all, I love cats. Please share your cat pictures with me!
My cat, Mr. Bingley, reflects my love for Jane Austen and most classic literature, especially Pride and Prejudice. I also love watching history shows and anything about space or aliens. I listen to a good bit of country music and hope we go to more concerts here in Charleston!
Likes Best About the Lowcountry:
I love the romantic vibe and the idea of history around every corner. There’s nothing like driving over bridges and passing picturesque harbors on your drive to work!
Most interesting assignment:
My favorites thrills include covering Hurricane Arthur in the Outer Banks, and going undercover with the Greensboro, N.C. Police Department for a prostitution sting. My favorite interview was with former UGA football coach Vince Dooley for a special report on his (little-known) passion for gardening.
Degrees in Broadcast News Journalism and English Literature from the University of Georgia.
Here in the U.S., diseases such as polio and smallpox have been eliminated through vaccinations. Even people who aren’t vaccinated, or can’t be vaccinated, have some protection through a process called herd immunity.
The CDC reported what it calls a “troubling” drop in routine vaccinations for kids during the COVID-19 pandemic.The agency said while families followed public health warnings about staying home during the pandemic, “an unfortunate result was many missed routine vaccinations.”
We asked the state health department your questions about swab testing and whether tests might detect dead parts of the virus that are no longer contagious but result in a positive COVID-19 test result.
In the days since Live 5 News revealed dozens of COVID-19 cases associated with a center for individuals with intellectual disabilities in Dorchester County, more than 15 workers at the facility have reached out expressing concerns.
There are more than 1,400 school nurses in South Carolina, taking care of every child with a sniffle or headache who comes into the clinic. This year, symptomatic children and staff will be treated even more carefully.
About forty percent of child care centers in South Carolina are still closed during this pandemic. One director said it would be much worse without grant money through the Department of Social Services helping keep their doors open.
As coronavirus cases in South Carolina continue to surge, we are also seeing increases in the number of COVID-10 patients relying on ventilators. The good news is that hospitals in the state are nowhere close to running out of ventilators.