2012 to present: anchor, WRAL News; 2009 to 2011: weekend anchor/reporter, WPIX-TV, New York; 2008 - 2009: ABC News anchor; 2008: CNBC freelance correspondent; 2008: freelance reporter, WCBS-TV, New York; 2005 to 2008: morning/noon anchor, WFAA-TV, Dallas-Fort Worth; 2000 to 2005: reporter/anchor, WPIX-TV, New York; 1996 to 2000: producer/reporter/anchor, News 12 Westchester; 1999 to 2002: co-host, "The CPA Report Hawthorne;" 1994 to 1996: producer/writer, News 12, Long Island
Awards & Recognition:
2010 Top 30 Irish in Media; 2007: Lone Star Emmy Nomination: News 8 Daybreak, AWRT Nomination: Best Anchor Team, 2006: Lone Star Emmy Award: News 8 Daybreak Best Morning Newscast; 2005: four Emmy nominations: three for News, one for On-Camera Achievement in Feature Reporting, 2005 Folio Award: Breaking News: Missing Mom; 2004: New York Emmy Award: Multi-Part News Feature: Friday Night Feasts, 2004 Emmy Nomination: On-Camera Achievement Feature, 2004 New York State AP Association: Special Mention: SUV Hidden Dangers; 2002 New York Institute of Technology Achievement Award; 2001 Emmy Nomination: Single Hard News Story: Fight of His Life
As a journalist I believe in fair and balanced news coverage, with relevant, meaningful and accurate stories.
Bachelor of Science in Communications and a Minor in Buisness, Cum Laude 1993, St. John's University
I was born in Queens, New York and I grew up in County Leitrim, Ireland!
Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement:
We love to travel and visit my family in Ireland and my husband's family in Italy. We love to go biking as a family! I enjoy reading, writing, decorating and following politics.
Husband, Gabe, two daughters, Caitlyn and Lauren.
Likes Best About North Carolina:
The people and the mild winters!
Most Memorable Assignments:
I have reported on a wide range of topics over the course of my career, from the "Miracle on the Hudson" to the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City, the East Coast blackout of 2003, the tornado that swept through Brooklyn in 2010 – not to mention hurricanes and blizzards, the Gainseville, Texas, floods and heat waves. Most recently, I went to Washington D.C. for the last Triangle Flight of Honor and was in Tampa for the 2012 Republican National Convention.
The one story that I will never forget was the one that changed the world – September 11, 2001. I will never forget the people I met on 9/11 and in the months and years that I was assigned to Ground Zero. It will live in my heart and my mind forever.