I’m thrilled to be reporting in the Hoosier state and helping to tell the stories in our community!

I joined the FOX59 team as a reporter in June 2018. I moved to Indianapolis after living in East Tennessee for two years – reporting for WATE 6 On Your Side in Knoxville. During my time there, I covered several national stories like the deadly Gatlinburg wildfires and Chattanooga school bus crash in 2016. I also did extensive coverage on the drug epidemic in East Tennessee.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, the University of Southern California was my dream school. I received my bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. I also minored in Political Science. During my time on campus, I reported, anchored and produced for the award-winning ‘Annenberg TV News’.

For two years, I was also involved with USC’s Spirit Leaders. I led stadium wide cheers during football games in the famous Los Angeles Coliseum.

Most of my family lives in California but I’m so happy to be close to a few aunts and uncles who live in the Indianapolis area.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with friends and travelling.

If you want to learn more about me, feel free to reach out!

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Recent Articles
  • Hoosier farmers invest thousands of acres in hemp crop this season

    LOGANSPORT, Ind. – There’s a new crop on Hoosier farms this season. Thousands of acres in Indiana are licensed to grow hemp. It is part of a research trial to help state leaders understand the crop. For decades, Chuck Stephenson has planted corn and beans on his farm in Logansport. This season, he swapped some out those crops out for hemp. He planted about 450 acres of hemp in June which is half of his production. “New industry I wanted […]

  • First cyber crimes unit in Boone County helping investigators solve cases

    WHITESTOWN, Ind. – A new cyber forensics lab in Whitestown is helping investigators solve cases. They officially launched the unit about a year ago and Chief Dennis Anderson said they have already received hundreds of cases to look into. This lab is the first of its kind in Boone County. During his shift, Detective David Sellers combs through data. He peels back the layers to help police catch the bad guy. Departments from all over the county give Sellers their […]

  • Teachers help students understand importance of 9/11

    LEBANON, Ind. – It’s been 18 years since terrorists hijacked four planes and nearly 3,000 people lost their lives. Most kids in school today were not even alive on 9/11. Inside Mr. Don Polston’s eighth grade social studies class, seats were filled with students born a few years after 2001. “My normal died at 8:46 on September 11, 2001,” said Polston. Polston was teaching the same social studies class at Lebanon Community Schools 18 years ago. He now must take […]

  • Blackford County school concerned about students vaping THC products

    HARTFORD CITY, Ind. — There’s a growing concern across the country as six deaths are now linked to vaping. According to the CDC, people with lung injuries reported vaping with THC. It is a trend a high school in Blackford County is familiar with. Principal Scott Shimer believes what is happening in his school is scary. He does not want students to inhale this stuff. Last week, the FDA urged people to avoid THC-containing vaping products too. Shimer said they […]

  • Fatal overdoses involving fentanyl on the rise in Marion County

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Marion County Coroner’s Office expects 250 people to die from an overdose involving fentanyl in 2020. In 2016, the office said 86 overdose deaths involved fentanyl. A lot of questions about fentanyl started to arise after a Carmel police officer said he nearly overdosed while responding to a call. First responders with IEMS say they started to see possible fentanyl overdoses about a year ago. The Chief of IEMS, Dr. Dan O’Donnell, believes it could be […]

  • Concerns over another bridge in Monroe County

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind.– Residents are concerned about a bridge over North Adams Street in Bloomington and say if it doesn’t get repaired, someone could get hurt. Anthony Eller said he drives under this bridge often. On Thursday, he pointed out cracks and large pieces missing from the bridge. “I do not think it is in a state where it is going to fall down,” he said. “But I do see some red flags.” It hangs over a relatively busy road in […]

  • Property owner must appear in court to address sewage leaking in Indianapolis home

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Sewage is leaking from pipes inside a home on the city’s near south side. A woman who lives there says this mess started more than a month ago. The Marion County Health Department got involved and now the property owner, Togre US Investments, must appear in court. Sabrina Martin said she has been living in this home for more than five years and she has never had a problem like this before. She said her toilet began […]

  • 1,000 Flags of Honor on display in Muncie

    MUNCIE, Ind. – There are now 1,000 flags waving in a field at Minnetrista in Muncie. The display is called Flags of Honor and the Muncie Exchange Club is behind the project. The organization, along with help from the junior ROTC program at Muncie Central High School, put up the flags Wednesday morning. It will stay up until September 11, Patriots Day, and end with a closing ceremony. This is one of Muncie Exchange Club’s most visible projects. They have […]

  • Proposed development at Glendale Town Center has some residents concerned

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Some residents are concerned about a proposed project at Glendale Town Center. Developers want to put in retail space and roughly 270 apartments there. There is a hearing at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the City County Building to discuss the plans. Kite Realty would continue to own the Glendale Town Center retail and would jointly own the new apartment development with Milhaus. The groups said new retail would replace the vacant Macy’s store and about five […]

  • Man in hospital after bike is struck by hit-and-run driver on Indy’s east side

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A man is in the hospital with serious injuries after a hit-and-run on the east side of Indianapolis. Police are now trying to find the person responsible. According to investigators, the incident happened early Wednesday morning before 2:30 a.m. near North Euclid Avenue and East 30th Street. Family and friends said Michael Bayird, 32, was just biking home from work when someone hit him with a car and took off. They believe Bayird was on the side […]

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