I am thrilled to be back in North Alabama helping you jump start your day!
I'm a South Carolina native, grew up in Bluffton and went to school at Newberry College, where I graduated with a degree in mass communications and a minor in psychology.
I was fortunate to began my news career in the Carolinas at WHNS-Fox Carolina in Greenville, SC, from there I worked as the Shoals Bureau Reporter for our media neighbors down the road, WAFF 48, and anchored the evening news at KSLA News 12 in Shreveport, LA.
While in Louisiana, I helped launch the KSLA Salutes series which focused on stories about our veterans and active military communities, as well as the organizations that support them. My work with the local military community earned me a Military Reporters & Editors (MRE) Journalism Award- TV(Small Market) 2019. I look forward to continuing sharing these types of stories here in the Tennessee Valley.
I also received an Alabama APME Award in 2013 for Best Hard News Feature, for a story on a rural Alabama community that rallied to find a missing child with Down Syndrome.
While not on air, I enjoy exploring new areas with my husband and spoiling our lab Maximus!
By combining the power of genomic science with state-of-the-art technology, scientists at HudsonAlpha are working to find breakthroughs in breast and ovarian cancers.
Counselors at The National Children's Advocacy Center (NCAC) work to help break the cycle of domestic violence. They coordinate care for people who have experienced childhood trauma, including witnesses of domestic violence.
Huntsville police lead the nation when it comes to breaking the cycle of domestic violence.
Six World War II heroes are departing for Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany on Friday for a Trip of Honor provided by Forever Young Senior Veterans in Alabama.
The 18th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks is just days away. As one Huntsville group prepares to honor those who served our nation at that time, the annual walk also serves as a form of healing for those who survived.
We all get them. Robocalls, ringing our phones at all hours of the day. Now, telemarketers are finding a way to slide into our cell phones right under our noses.
The department says a motive has not been determined at this time.
WAAY 31 spoke to a local crew member on board.
The message posted in their office raised concerns and frustration for expectant mothers.
WAAY 31's Marie Waxel examines the dangers and how symptoms are sometimes ignored or brushed aside.