"Toto, I have a feeling we're not in 'California' anymore!" That was
the feeling I had recently when I hopped off the plane in Sioux City,
Hello Siouxland! For this California girl, you are something to
marvel at! Living in North San Diego County my whole life, I was
always 10 minutes away from the beach and hours away from the snow.
Now, the snow is all around me and I'm excited to start 2016 off in
I was bit by the news bug in high school, so when I graduated, I
knew exactly what I wanted to do. I attended Palomar Community college
where I was a pioneer for their first 'live' broadcasts across North
County; 'Prep Sports Live' and ' North County News.' Then I
transferred to Point Loma Nazarene University, where I received a
Bachelors degree in Broadcast Journalism. I wrote for the campus
newspaper, had two jobs at the campus radio station and was the News
Manager for their campus newscast. I was also blessed to receive an
award from my career idol; the "Carol LeBeau Award for Outstanding
Student in Broadcast Journalism."
My first job in the news business was at KUSI-TV in San Diego,
starting off as a news writer and moved up to producer for the morning
show. I took that great experience, started looking for a reporting
job and now here I am, excited to be apart of the KCAU family.
I have a passion for the news industry and for storytelling. I am
eager to get out, see all Siouxland has to offer and meet all the
people that make it the wonderful place I've been hearing about. I
believe those in the news business have a very big responsibility to
the community and I'm proud to honor that here in Sioux City.
Surrounded by sand or snow, my passion for people remains the
same. Everyone has a story to tell and as a journalist, I consider it
a great privilege to help tell them. If you see me wandering around,
please stop and say 'Hi,' and possibly give me some directions
because I may be lost! Can't wait to meet you!
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