My high school mentor told me I should be a politician. My college friends said I should be a stand-up comedian. My mother told me to go into journalism. Note to readers: Mothers are always right.
I jetted from southern Illinois to Chicago to attend Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. I graduated with a BSJ in 2007. Yes, I went to a Big 10 school. No, I will not remove my purple hat with a large “N” on it. I may be a KU basketball convert, but those NU Wildcats are my football boys until the end.
NU not only prepared me for the rigors of life as a journalist, but also got me ready to survive any winter…anywhere. Kansas winters are nothing compared to life just a half mile from Lake Michigan.
If I had to listen to one band the rest of my life, it would be The Eagles.
I've switched jobs from reporting to producing for 6News in February 2010. And I thought reporting was stressful! It's been a fun transition and I'm excited to continue making sure a newscast gets on the air.
I got married November 2011 and am trying to get used to being a introduced as a "wife." I brought my cats with me and now we all live in central Lawrence. We are Chiefs season ticket holders and recently bought season tickets for KU football. Yep. We like football.