Before I was old enough to take my first step, my grandfather looked at me and announced to the family, “We’re going to see her in the Olympics one day.” Well, Grandad, you were close!
Fast forward a decade following his declaration, and that’s when I realized my desire to become a sportscaster. Clearly, my athletic ability is not that of an elite Olympian -- except in my dreams -- but the path I chose has allowed me to interview and interact with some of the best in the world of sports.
I guess you could call me a roaming Texan. A journeyman, if you will. I was born in Houston, but raised in Stephenville. I’ve had work stints in Waco and Lubbock, and now I’ve circled back to the heart of the Lone Star State: Austin.
Before making this incredible city my new home, I was the sports director at KLBK in Lubbock after first serving as an intern before becoming the weekend sports anchor/reporter. I also interned twice through Fox Sports Southwest. Prior to my professional life in Lubbock, I got my start at KWKT in Waco.
In 2011, I received my Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Texas Tech University. And no, that’s not why I wear a lot of red. I just think it’s a fabulous color. But also, Wreck ‘Em!
A deep passion for sports, people, writing and travel has led me into this rollercoaster of a career that has taught me so much. My favorite part of the job is bringing out the human element in the coaches and athletes we watch every day. From devastating defeats to incredible triumphs and comebacks, sports offer so much inspiration. I feel lucky to be in the front row.
When I’m not behind the desk or on the sidelines, you can find me watching or playing sports, satisfying my newfound taco addiction -- so cliché -- spending time with friends and family or watching any stand-up comedy. Recommendations are welcome.
- Photos taken by KVUE's John Gusky at South Congress Avenue in Austin