Hello there - thanks for clicking on my bio! I'm the Sports Director here at Tulsa's Channel 8, and have been "up on the hill" since early 2011. I came to Tulsa from Dallas, Texas where I went to high school (Coppell, to be exact). Former Sports Director Chris Lincoln called and offered me a sports reporter position, and it was an opportunity I couldn't pass up.
I was fortunate to know, from an early age, that this is what I wanted to do - so when I went to the University of Oklahoma, I knew exactly what I wanted to major in. From Norman, I moved to Columbus, Ohio then to Los Angeles to work at Horse Racing Television. I ventured back into the local sports scene when I took a job at KWKT in Waco and then had the opportunity to work with the guys at KXAS in Dallas.
Working in sports, in this state, is an amazing opportunity. When you get to cover the Sooners and Cowboys, the University of Tulsa and Oral Roberts, and of course, the Oklahoma City Thunder - there's always something going on. Add to those all of the high schools in the area, the other professional and semi-professional teams, and the countless number of human interest stories - you can see how fun this job really is!
I'm lucky enough to have been recognized for my work over the past few years - but there are two that stand out: I won an Edward R. Murrow award in 2013, and then again in 2014. One was for a story I did with Rob Collett - the other, for my department's team coverage of a big sports story. Both are very special to me for different reasons.
The awards are nice - but that's not why I do this job. I do it because I truly enjoy getting out and going to all of the different events and games and I enjoy meeting new people. So if you see me out, be sure to say hello! You can find me around town at different community events, trying new restaurants, at concerts, the golf course basically, anywhere you go - there's a chance I might be there!
Thanks again for taking the time to read this and of course, thank you for watching Tulsa's Channel 8!