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You may know me as the traffic anchor on FOX 32's Good Day Chicago. I joined the WFLD team as a full-time member in April 2015 and trust me, I couldn't be more excited to be working in the city where I grew up...and at the very same TV station that I interned at in college!
I have a pretty extensive background that I'm really proud of. I'm an Emmy award winning writer, producer and reporter who has been working in television and media since 2006, the majority of those years spent right here in Chicago.
I graduated from the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. While in school, I worked at the college radio station WPGU and even traveled to Lima, Peru working on a documentary on injustices in the country.
I started my career as a television reporter and fill-in weather anchor in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. After that I made my way back home to Chicago, where I utilized my producing skills on both the "The Jerry Springer Show" and "The Steve Wilkos Show". Shortly after that, I accepted a producing job with Tribune company where I worked at both CLTV and WGN in various roles.
Much of my time there was spent producing a LIVE political show as well as producing and writing a series of feature segments. I also got my hands on a camera, shooting and editing several of my own pieces.
During this time, I was also hustling as an on-camera reporter and host for various shows, ranging in topics from social media, food, lifestyle, humor and dating, real estate and technology. I even spent several years studying improvisation, acting and voiceover at The Second City Chicago as well as various other studios.
After several years with Tribune, I made a move to WBBM-TV in Chicago where I worked as a freelance writer and producer. Around the same time, I landed a job reporting the traffic on the major Chicago stations including KISS FM, WLIT, WGCI and WVAZ.
Some other FUN FACTS about me: Polish was my first language. I wrote and starred in a popular humor blog that reached 1.43 million page views in one month! I've appeared in several TV commercials and even some small films. I've co-owned my own media company. I take hip-hop dance classes and workout in my free time.
I love walking shelter dogs and every animal I've ever had has been rescued. I was born and raised in Chicago but have lived in several suburbs. I currently live in the Chicago area with my cat Atari, who I lovingly refer to as #JerkCat. He was adopted from PAWS Chicago.
Oh, and I've even (voluntarily) jumped out of a plane!
I love getting story ideas and chatting with you guys, so make sure to add me on my Facebook page where we can talk!