I was born in Norfolk, Virginia (the year isn’t really that important) where my dad was a pilot in the Navy. We moved to Atlanta when he went to work with Delta Air Lines and stayed there until I was in the sixth grade when we moved to a tiny—and I mean tiny—town called “The Rock, Georgia,” where my sister, brother and I grew up. Population: 89.
I went to college at a women’s liberal arts college Agnes Scott where I graduated with a double major in English and political science. I knew I wanted to go into television after a summer internship at a little station in Macon. It was so small and understaffed they made me a reporter my second day!
After graduation I did another internship atThe McNeil-Lehrer Newshour in Washington and afterwards got my first paying job in Columbus, Georgia, WRBL, learning everything I could about being a reporter, producer, and anchor. Two and a half years later I made the jump to Atlanta, to WSB, where I was a reporter and weekend anchor for five years.
I went to Dallas after that, to anchor the six o’clock news there, but it was a terrible experience and came home after a year. (I really missed my mom!) It wasn’t long before I was hired at WXIA in Atlanta, where I became a reporter and the five o’clock anchor. It was perfect timing because the Olympics came to town in 1996 and since we were the NBC affiliate we got amazing access to all that was happening. I even got to host my own morning talk show.
After my “altar-cation,” which happened while I was there, I left the station, did some free-lancing and am now back at WSB producing, writing, and hosting a weekly news and entertainment show called “Hot Topics,” which airs in Atlanta, Orlando, and Charlotte.
Thru the years, I”ve also loved working with non-profits such as the Arthritis Foundation, Buckhead Christian Ministry, and my church, Peachtree Presbyterian, where I serve as an elder.
And I’m also the world’s greatest aunt to Reed, Joey, and Ryan.