I am originally from Taylorville, a small town in central Illinois. I graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a BS in geography and a minor in broadcast meteorology. While at school I worked for Emmy award winning WEIU-TV a PBS news affiliate that is located on campus and ran primarily by students. While at Eastern my main focus was in weather broadcasting but I also news and sports anchored our daily 5:30 live show. While at WEIU I also gained experience in reporting, photography, and editing. The skills I have learned in there have translated well so far since I have been at WXXV and I hope to improve in all facets of TV news.