WRAL education reporter
2013-2020: Reporter at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper in Little Rock
Be thoughtful and attentive. Be skeptical of others and yourself. Always seek solutions.
Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2013, with minors in Spanish, global studies and English
Running, hiking, playing tennis, reading, drawing, watching sports and taking my dog on long walks
Family and pets:
I have a 5-ish-year-old rescue hound named Petey. We love to go on long walks and hikes with my boyfriend and his retired racing greyhound, Kelly
I’m an avid fiction reader, and I’m fond of any book by Kevin Wilson. For non-fiction, I love Maus I and II. My favorite podcast is Reply All. I also frequently listen to Invisibilia, In the Dark, Code Switch, You’re Wrong About, Reveal, Heavyweight, APM Reports Documentaries, Living on Earth, Throughline and many more. I love podcasts.
Like best about NC:
The mountains and the ocean, of course!
Most memorable assignment:
I covered the environment for five years in Arkansas, and I got to hike, canoe, wade through water and visit national parks as a part of it, which was really fun. On one occasion, I fell while hiking with geologists and ended up hanging slightly off of a cliff before they helped me back up. It sounds more dramatic than it probably was, but I was pretty scared … and embarrassed.
Another time, I put on a hard hat and went to a recycling facility to see all of the junk workers have to filter out of what people throw in their bins. I saw a sword and saws and dirty diapers, but thankfully no propane tanks came through that day — if workers miss the tanks, they often catch fire when machinery tries to process them. Don’t recycle propane tanks! At least not in a traditional curbside bin.