I may be a New Englander at heart, but the Midwest had me at "Hello." My first taste of Midwest life came while working as a News/Sports reporter for KTTC in Rochester, Minnesota. There, I came to understand the true meaning of "Minnesota Nice," and what it means to live in the Midwest.
My work in Minnesota took me all over the map. I stood toe-to-toe with some of the best baseball players in the world at the MLB All-Star game in Minneapolis, and I've even met a dog that can read. Being in the backyard of the Mayo Clinic let me witness some of the most remarkable stories. I've seen a blind man look at his wife for the first time in decades, and I've been there as the hospital transforms the city into the world's leading medical research destination.
Before heading to the "Land of 10,000 lakes" I was a freelance sports producer in Boston for WCVB. The role led to my first live on-air experience during the tragic events at the Boston Marathon bombing. As people fled the scene, I went toward it, quickly becoming a one-man-band contributor armed with a cell phone and a rush of adrenaline. With limited staff at the blast site, I was asked to go live from the only LAN line phone I could find. From the ashes a news reporter was born. Interviews with runners scrambling from the blast are still on my cell phone today. "Boston you're my home."
When I am not on assignment you can find me scouting the world of Fantasy Sports. A true champion never sleeps, so you can find me scheming the next big move at all hours of the day. Need help tinkering with your lineup? Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or send me a tweet.