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First, let me say, it's an honor to come into your homes every evening and bring you the news of the day. I grew up in Olney, Maryland, went to college at Virginia Tech (yes, I'm a proud Hokie!) and am now fortunate to call Ohio home.

Like many people in the news business, I have worked in a number of TV markets including Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and most recently Charleston, W.Va., where I anchored the evening news for more than 10 years. I was honored by the West Virginia Broadcasters Association and Associated Press to win Best Anchor a total of 12 times. I also took home an EMMY for a series of reports I did on St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

I'm also a strong animal advocate and my news coverage of several animal cruelty and neglect cases in West Virginia eventually led to several changes in local and state laws. Here in Dayton I'm on the board for the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. I also do weekly reports on Keeping Families Safe as part of our Fighting Back franchise every Wednesday night on FOX 45 News at 10 pm and on ABC 22 at 11 pm

I am married with two crazy kids. My son, Colby, is 9 and likes Legos, soccer and gymnastics and my 6-year old daughter, Samantha, is into princesses, theater and gymnastics as well.

When I'm not hanging out with the hubby and kiddos, I enjoy traveling, reading books on the beach and cycling and jogging for exercise.

I look forward to connecting with more of our loyal viewers and if anyone has a great story to tell you can reach me by email, Facebook or Twitter. Can't wait to hear from you!