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
  • Indiana volunteer fire departments struggling with recruitment

    TRAFALGAR, Ind. – The U.S. Fire Administration said volunteer fire departments across the country are facing a “recruitment crisis.” According to the federal agency, 70 percent of firefighters in the country are volunteers, and national volunteer numbers have been going down. With fewer people staffing departments, it believes communities are more vulnerable. “They want to help,” said Tom Tharpe, chief of Trafalgar Fire Rescue. “They want to be a part of it.” Chief Tharpe said there are 25 men who […]

  • Ellettsville tenants forced to move out around Christmas

    ELLETTSVILLE, Ind. – Tenants at Village Inn apartments in Ellettsville got an eviction notice just weeks before Christmas and they want to know why. More than a dozen people, including children, need to be out by the end of the month. There’s a big ‘For Sale’ sign on the property. It is for the restaurant and the apartment complex. The lease holder said the owners want everyone out so they can sell it unencumbered. However, some families were not planning […]

  • Full-time therapists coming to all Lebanon Community schools

    LEBANON, Ind.– State leaders are talking about mental health more in light of school shootings and threats across the country. On Thursday, Governor Holcomb announced his 2019 agenda and part of it proposes legislation requiring districts to contract directly with local mental health providers. Lebanon Community School Corporation (LCSC) hopes to offer that service to all of its students. They are thankful they have not had to deal with any serious threats, but they still want to be proactive. The […]

  • CVS employee in Greenfield fired after stopping thief

    GREENFIELD, Ind. – An employee is upset with CVS Pharmacy after a robbery at his store. Zacharia Phillips claimed he was fired for stopping a thief from stealing drugs and he doesn’t think it was fair. Surveillance video captured two CVS employee pulling a man to the ground as he tried to run out the front door. Phillips is one of the workers in the video. He said the man pushed a pharmacist and attempted to take Oxycodone. His quick […]

  • Eli Lilly enhances parental leave benefit

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Eli Lilly made significant changes to parental leave benefits for its employees. New mothers, fathers, adoptive and foster parents will now be able to take 10 weeks off from work without missing a paycheck. A birth mother will also have 8 weeks of paid leave for physical recovery for a total of 18 paid weeks. In addition, all new parents may take 10 weeks of unpaid leave. The new program takes effect Jan. 1, 2019. The pharmaceutical […]

  • ‘It’s heartbreaking’: Family grieves after 5-year-old killed in Johnson County crash

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. — A family is grieving after a 5-year-old was killed in a car accident over the weekend. The crash took place just before 9:30 a.m. on Sunday at SR 252 and CR 150 W near Trafalgar, and involved two cars. Over the last five years, 10 crashes have occurred at the intersection. The most recent, ended the life of 5-year-old Elijah Crowe. “He always had the biggest grin, always wanted to make people laugh,” said Elijah’s mother Taylor […]

  • Fishers police officer spends Thanksgiving in hospital bed, grateful to be alive

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A hometown hero is spending his Thanksgiving in a hospital bed. Fishers police officer Bihn Dennis is still recovering after a serious motorcycle accident in October. He and his wife were riding down to Nashville when they crashed. It’s a trip they take every other weekend, but this one sent them to the emergency room. Dennis doesn’t remember anything about that day or anything two weeks later because he suffered a traumatic brain injury. Doctors rushed him […]

  • Gold Star kids building exhibit for rare airplane at Grissom Air Museum

    PERU, Ind. – A B-58 Hustler was one of the fastest aircraft used to drop nuclear weapons in the 1960s. Only eight still exist and one of them is at Grissom Air Museum. Two Gold Star children whose parents died after accidents in the rare bomber are teaming up to build an exhibit to preserve this history. Shamaine Pleczko’s dad, Air Force Capt. “Rocky” Cervantes, was killed at Bunker Hill Air Base in a B-58 Hustler in 1964. “It was […]

  • Families honor 2 Purdue grads killed in Chicago hospital shooting

    CHICAGO, Ill. – Family members are mourning the death of Dr. Tamara O’Neal and Dr. Dayna Less, both Purdue graduates who worked at Mercy Hospital in Chicago. O’Neal, 38, was previously engaged to the shooter. Less had just stepped off the elevator at the Chicago hospital when she was gunned down and killed. O’Neal received her undergraduate degree from Purdue’s College of Psychology in 2002. Family of O’Neal said most of them live in La Porte, Indiana but O’Neal moved to […]

  • Families of 2 teens killed in Kokomo crash grieving; driver charged with reckless homicide

    KOKOMO, Ind. – Two teens are dead and several are in the hospital after investigators say a driver crossed the center line while intoxicated in Kokomo. The crash happened just before 2 a.m. on Sunday near US 35 near 80 W. When they arrived, they saw a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix, driven by 26-year-old Treundon Johnson, of Logansport, and a 2011 Kia Soul, driven by Elizabeth Smith, 18, of Logansport. Police believe Johnson was traveling eastbound on US 35 and […]