Journalism has been in my blood since a young child. In middle school, I covered the 2008 presidential election and interviewed the late Sen. John McCain. I had the chance to meet many of the Olympic athletes before the Beijing games and even got to interact with some broadcasting legends like South Dakota native Tom Brokaw and Ann Curry.
From there I worked for high school edition of the Chicago Tribune. Did I mention yet I’m not from KELOLAND Originally I am from Huntley, IL, a suburb of Chicago.
You may wonder why I jumped to South Dakota?
In 2012, I was honored as the Illinois representative for the Newseum Institute Free Spirit Conference in Washington D.C. There I met South Dakota native Al Neuharth, the founder of USA TODAY.
All of a sudden this beautiful state was on my radar. I started my education at University of South Dakota and quickly this state became my home.
I went back to Illinois for a summer and interned for Chicago’s Very Own WGN.
There I really got the bug for television and came back to South Dakota to work for KELOLAND.
My face may be new to you as a digital reporter for KELOLAND Media Group, but I have been working behind the scenes for a few years to bring you the news everyday.
I got my start at KELOLAND News as a production assistant in 2015. From there I worked as a weekend producer, online producer, investigates producer and 5 p.m. news producer.
I am so excited to get out from behind the desk in our newsroom and tell the stories across KELOLAND.