I set my sights on Cox Media Group long before I was hired in January of 2014. As a Miami Valley native, I grew up watching WHIO, and I hoped that one day I would work there. I am now an all-media journalist producing content for WHIO-TV, the Dayton Daily News, News 95.7, and our digital outlets.
I’ve lived in both North and South Dayton at different points in my life, but still feel that I have so much to learn about the area. I’ll never forget playing in the waterpark at Centennial Park in Englewood and then going across the street for custard at JD’s, or drinking hot chocolate and sledding at Stubbs’ in Centerville! I also spent four very memorable years at Chaminade Julienne High School, where I played tennis.
When my high school years were up, I decided to use my college experience to get to know another part of the country. That’s how I ended up an hour from Boston, where I suffered through Nor’easters and learned how to drop my R’s. I fell in love with the word “wicked,” the incredible fall foliage, and cheap seafood year-round, but part of me always missed home!
In 2014, I graduated magna cum laude from Saint Anselm College with an Honors Bachelor of Arts in communication and a politics minor. One of the most unique characteristics of my small liberal arts college, located in Manchester, New Hampshire, is that is hosts the first presidential primary and debate during every election cycle. I covered the 2012 New Hampshire primary with CBS Radio and have also had the opportunity to interview presidential candidates, political and economic analysts, and other public figures for my collegiate newspaper, the Crier. These experiences, along with several summer internships, solidified my passion for journalism.
Now, I could not be happier to be working for the newspaper and TV station I grew up on! It’s great to be home.
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