Who has been a big influence in your career?
Growing up, my parents always let me watch the news with them before I had to go to bed. Very early on, I loved knowing what was going on in the world and was fascinated with how reporters would get creative to tell their story. This kickstarted a love for media and journalism that catapulted me into the communication industry.
What’s something you’re really proud of?
My dream since I was in high school was to win an Emmy Award. In March of 2022, I was producing a newscast when we received an alert of bad weather, before a tornado was reported to have touched down in the area. As we went into instant wall-to-wall weather and damage reporting, the big moment came when we were able to catch the tornado on camera, as it moved into Arabi. For my work in live-producing this multi-hour coverage, I was nominated for an Emmy Award and won in the Breaking News (Multiple Reports) category.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up on the Northshore in Mandeville. We lived in a neighborhood where kids would play and ride bikes until the streetlights came on. It was a very safe and beautiful area with lots of greenery. I was fortunate to also have family on the Southshore and would spend summers hanging out with cousins at Maw-Maw’s house in the Bonnabel area of Metairie. I consider myself extremely lucky to have such a large, loving and crazy family!
What do you like to do for fun outside of the office?
Outside of the office, I love hanging out with my family and friends. I enjoy board games (I’m really competitive!), hearing good jokes and re-watching sitcoms. You can likely find me at a coffee shop and getting way too many shots of espresso added to my iced latte! My sidekick, Brady, is a Labrador-mix and you’ll spot him with his head out the back window of my car as we cruise around!
University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Bachelor of Arts, Broadcasting
Minor, English Literature & Writing
Awards & Accomplishments
- Best Newscast, Louisiana Association of Broadcasters, 2023
- Distinguished Alumni, Archdiocese of New Orleans, 2023
- Emmy Award Winner, 2022