I've been using that phrase for the majority of my career in television news. I co-anchor Good Morning Oklahoma starting at 4:30 a.m. and Good Day Tulsa at 9 a.m. I started KTUL in April of 2015 and stay in the news business because it's in my blood to stay "in the know."
I left my hometown of Norman, Okla. in 2000 for a job in public relations in Washington, D.C. My college resume "tape" (these were pre-YouTube link days) started collecting dust, so I decided to pursue my ideal job in television. I anchored and produced morning news in Salisbury, Maryland until I got enough experience to move back home to Oklahoma.
From crime to arts and entertainment, I am most proud of covering nearly every angle of Tulsa for nearly 15 years. I was the anchor and reporter for the NBC affiliate in Tulsa, and then moved to a national entertainment show "The List" as supervising producer and reporter. Some of my awards include Best Investigating Reporting for uncovering horrific puppy mill practices in Oklahoma by the Oklahoma Press Broadcasters Association and Best Feature Writing for an annual Chincoteague Pony Swim in Virginia. I also have an Emmy for work in morning news.
As a mother of two, my morning routine includes making a daily list. In that regard, here are five things about me:
1.My favorite thing to do is watch my children have fun, but they don't believe me.
2.I love my job, but I'm not a morning person. You'll find me sleeping as late as possible on weekends.
3.I tend to channel my inner grandmother during the week with 6 o'clock on-the-dot dinner, Wheel of Fortune and crossword puzzles.
4.I love yoga, running, road trips and spending summer at Grand Lake.
5.I have season tickets to Oklahoma Sooners football games, but my favorite part is the band at half-time.