After leaving a news job in North Carolina in 2014, I marked my return to the Tar Heel State in May 2016 with a trip to Bojangles. That sugar, I mean sweet tea was terrific.
Prior to taking the anchor desk on Spectrum News on ABC 45 (try saying that 5 times fast) I spent the last 2+ years running In and around Houston reporting for Fox 26. An experience that’s left me with countless memories (rather than bore you with the usual “covered high-profile stories such as X,Y,Z. and appeared on Fox News for A,B,C, there’s a music video I put together on my YouTube with some highlights!).
It was a blast (unlike most of the Houston Rocket season I witnessed), with many more highs and lows and it took a near-perfect situation to pull me away.
As it turned out my future lies in a return to the past. My first full-time news job after college was with Spectrum News in upstate New York, where I covered both news and sports.
A 3-year stint that ended when I took a reporter job in Winston-Salem/Greensboro/High Point during my first stop in North Carolina. For the first time in my life I lived outside of New York. People asked me if I experienced culture shock. No, the culture shock was transitioning from New York City to Syracuse for four years.
A big part of what convinced me to come back was the familiarity with a company I enjoyed working for, combined with the friendliness I experienced during my first go around in North Carolina.
Outside of work I enjoy watching and playing sports, both real and fantasy. I'd like to think of myself as a sharpshooter on the hardwood, but my net skills and serve need work on the tennis court.