March 20, 2017 08:40 PM
Just the Facts
Position: Web producer
Year Hired at KOB 4: April 2015
First TV Appearance: My grandmother once worked on the local effort to elect George H.W. Bush in Nebraska in the 90s and she was interviewed by a local station. I remember sitting in on that interview when I was a kid.
Other TV jobs/markets/stations: This is my first television gig. I previously worked as a sports reporter for the Star-Herald in Scottsbluff, Nebraska; as the staff photographer for the Alamogordo (N.M.) Daily News; and as the men's basketball beat writer/managing editor for the Daily Lobo at the University of New Mexico.
First Reporting Story: A game recap for a local summer-league baseball team in Gering, Nebraska
Favorite News Story: Covering the Mountain West Basketball Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada
Most Memorable Interview: My first big interview was with then-Nebraska head football coach Bill Callahan.
Role Model/Most Admired: Tom Joles
Why I'm A Journalist: I firmly believe the notion that the press is the fourth estate and it's our role to keep the powerful honest and accountable. We work for the public and ask the questions they can't.
Most proud of: Graduating from the University of New Mexico summa cum laude with a dual degree in journalism and history, minoring in political science.
Favorite thing about New Mexico: New Mexican cuisine, unique culture, White Sands National Monument
Why I fell in love with New Mexico: I grew up an Air Force brat, but my dad got out when I was in the fifth grade and we moved from Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis to Rio Rancho. This is the closest thing to a hometown I've got.
Alma Mater: University of New Mexico
Hometown: Rio Rancho, New Mexico; born in Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Height: 5 feet, 10 inches
Star Sign: Libra
Siblings: Two younger brothers, Jeremy and Jordan. Both work at General Mills.
Hobbies: Reading books about political dystopia, science fiction, history or alternate history; gaming (board games, card games, tabletop games, video games); snowboarding; yoga; comic book movies
Favorite Food: Steak and baked potatoes (that's probably the Nebraskan in me).
Red or Green: Depends on the dish and my mood.
Favorite Sports Team: San Francisco 49ers are really the only team I cheer for.
Favorite Musician: Foo Fighters
Favorite Author: Philip K. Dick
Favorite Movie Star: Bill Murray
Favorite TV Program: Seinfeld
Favorite Movie(s): "Lost in Translation", "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back", "The American President"
Favorite Vacation Place or Weekend Escape: What's a vacation?
Favorite quote: "The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it." -- George Orwell
Favorite color: Green
One thing my co-workers don’t know about me is … my guilty pleasure is cheesy 80s pop and new wave music.
Updated: March 20, 2017 08:40 PM
Created: March 20, 2017 08:27 PM
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