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Good morning! Since joining the FOX 45 news team in May 2014 as Sports Director, I have made the move to the morning anchor chair. I am excited to help you get your day started, even though it means my old bed time is now the time my alarm goes off. In addition to my duties on the morning show, you will still see me covering various sporting events, including UD basketball, Ohio State football, Bengals and Reds. I am excited for this expanded role both in the mornings and in sports.

I came to Dayton from Eugene, Oregon, where I was a Sports Anchor/Reporter at KEZI-TV covering the Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers. While there, I spent extensive time traveling throughout Pac-12 country covering Oregon football, including its run to a 2013 Fiesta Bowl win. I also covered Oregon's back-to-back NCAA Tournament runs, the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials and learned Phil Knight knows how to spend a few bucks on new athletic facilities.

Prior to my time in the Pacific Northwest, I was a play-by-play announcer in the Northeast. I served as the voice of the Tri-City ValleyCats (Class A Short Season Affiliate of the Houston Astros) in 2011.

Born in New Jersey and raised in Albany, New York, I'm a proud graduate of Syracuse University (Go Orange!), where I earned degrees in both Broadcast Journalism and Sport Management. If you ask me about Dayton's big upset of Syracuse in the 2014 NCAA Tournament, I won't know what you're talking about.

I enjoy spending my free time skiing, at the gym, traveling and, of course, watching and playing sports.

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